|I think maybe Martita just wants to keep it real.
I think I understand all of you: Torru, Martita, Irene.
I believe Martita feels that at such events often skating isn't really in middle but commerce. Agreed, commerce is needed for skating to live. We all need some stuff to roll on. But we often see commerce people who aren't interested one bit in skating but only in selling as many skates as possible to as many people as possible in as short a time frame as possible. They aren't interested in a sustained development and that you are able to get some wheels or some stoppers tomorrow. They will sell you a kite or a yoyo tomorrow! I strongly believe that those people who are into "trend sports" to more harm than good to skating. And maybe that's also what makes Martita feel uneasy.