|tobi, i've talked to roskopp a couple times in alabama about rollerskating. he was on. he skated apple all the time. he rode indy plates and indy 99's or 101's. he just became bored with it and pursued skateboarding. the same with dan wilkes in dallas, tx of tracker fame. just became bored. back in the 70s and 80s texas had quite a few vertical rollerskaters.