great to see another female roller skater here. Now there are quite a few! As for the ass plant: I recommend putting some thick foam rubber in your trousers. It dampens the impact significantly.
: : Best ppl to hang with are skateboarders, as they ride trucks too, and they also seem to dig the quad look. Also help ya out with lip tricks. Rollerbladers are good for learning drop ins and air tricks, but they dont seem to get quads, always goin on about why dont ya inline.
Because roller skates are more fun? A what the heck. We don't need to do the things which conform to the masses. I also have been asked a lot when I will switch to inlines. I alway responded that I tried them out when the person asking didn't even know that there was such a thing and that I liked the roller skates better for ramp skating. For hockey I prefer inlines, though.
I'm glad that you poked your head in here and shared your experiences!