|It was quite clear to me that you live in the US.
: I am happy to drive to one of 5-6 parks here within 50km!!
It's mostly less for me, but I dare to say that California is also quite far from Germany. I never regretted the trip there!
: I have never heard of vskates
Look at their web site. Link is on the resources page.
: I am not the master.. I am just a gooob that has skated vert since b4 alum boardtops. I am 43.
Then you are my age.