I started vertical rollerskating at around 11 years old. I did it on and off for many years just because I did not have vert to skate. I switched to inline in 1992 and the only reason was because I sort of sold out. I had no access to good skates and wanted to get sponsored. I did get sponsored and I was the only vert skater I know of during that time that skated for Bauer. I personally see no advantage to inline skates, but I think the groms do it because it is popular. I switched back to quads because this is my last come back and I want to go out oldschool and leave off where I started. I think your tenacity and appreciation for quads is awesome. As I have said, I really don't think equipment will change the way I skate, but I am following your lead and am interested in any suggestions that you or anyone has.
: : : But this is interesting. The inliners skate on 88-90a. Is it that a wider wheel has more grip too?
: : That's one reason. The other is that the wheels are in one line, not in two tracks. Maybe I should call this site 4tracks ...
: Well, keep me updated on the name so I can do the shirts lol!
: That makes sense. What doesnt make sense is why skating in a straight jacket is prefered by most lol? Sorry, no trucks takes out the fun for me. I dont know why, my feet dont like em and dont get happy like with roller skates. I put them on and try to turn and get mad lol.