I just got the VHS tape of Brian's TV feature.
Amazing footage! I'm really impressed by the things you do Brian.
Very impressive and inspiring skating.
And it sounds and looks like your skates will be really cool as well.
I agree with Bernhard that trying to build "the ultimate skate" can end up being somewhat of a waste of time. But developing better rollerskates and crafting the next step in the evolution of vert skates definitely is worth the effort.
Perhaps one day skaters will be able to order the Brian Wainwright rollerskates from
http://www.rollergirl.ca/ ... :)
My own experimentation is less ambitious but still is a lot of fun :)
The plywood plates seem to be good enough for now: they are still like new after some jumps.