I'm stoked to see you here. Initially I didn't understand your photo. I thought you hand rested on the opposite coping and I thought how this could be. I wanted to formulate a question how this picture was taken but now I see it correctly. Nice shot!
It is also interesting to read on what kind of skates you started. I started on very cheap and bad skates which I improved gradually. There's still room for a lot of imporvement, however. ;-)
I'm looking forward to see more pictures and to hear/see more of your new skates!