|Wow, please excuse the rant. I must learn not to post after I have had too much to drink. Drinking and posting do not mix! Claudine, I think you deserve to have good equipment and equipment that fits you well.
: I have been seeing a lot of this shit and it makes me mad. My entire set up was $300 and those plates aren't shit. Everyone is coming out of the wood work to make money off of the old school skaters. I can say that I was oldschool, but I will admit that I was young and not in touch with the scene. I don't think I ever was or ever will be a true oldschooler. lol I am getting a little annoyed about everyone's obsession for hardware. You can either skate or not. I don't think what you are riding makes that much of a difference. It would be so convenient for me to say that I can't pull any tricks because I don't have the latest hardware, but I did it with crap when I was younger. Claudine, you are my buddy and I really love your enthusiasm, please do not get too caught up in this shit. I seriously don't think a plate, wheels or boot will really influence my skating. The better gear will help you do better, but they will not help with the tricks. Ten years ago skaters were doing fine with out this expensive shit. What a person rides may help them, but it has no affect on their skill and their tricks. Please don't get sucked into the hype. I rode the worst skates and inline skates and still did my shit. When I became an inline skater, I broke wheels everyday in Marsaille France. I got to the point where I had two wheels on each skate. My point is that equipment is a luxory, but has no impact on how you skate.
: : They are asking A LOT of money though.
: : http://cgi.ebay.com/ROLLERSKATES-vintage-70s-TRACKER-TRECKERS-velcro-on_W0QQitemZ270199395916QQihZ017QQcategoryZ71155QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem