|: : We shouldn't make to much of Rollergirl using the past tense. She also uses it for Rene Hulgreen, and he is alive and kicking. However, I also haven't heard anything from Martin Broich in a long time. Münster is far away from Freiburg in German terms.
: I think she sees vert skating as dead as its now at the bottom, not been updated since I've started skating and everything is in past tense. :-( It says its derby owned now with nothing showing aggressive skating. I wish it were updated with the people who are still alive, well and actively skating! Just because its not popular like derby is now, doesnt mean it isnt still very much alive.
Claudine, F*#K an A, Sister. You said it. I gotta say I was a bit Disappointed in Lisa (RollerGirl) last year @ RC. She does kinda act like Vert is Dead. AND not really Worthy of resusitation. She told me she couldn't SK8 parks anymore last year due to multiple concussions already that year. That's totally understandable. But IF that IS your medical condition, should you be skating Derby where people are actually TRYING to hit you?!? I don't think so. And the week after RC '08, she got hit REALLY Bad & was outta commission for awhile.
Now, I LOVE Lisa. She's a great ( & Very Attractive!!) Woman. I emailed her right after that Post-RC injury & she was getting better. She is running a business though & apparently she's decided the ONLY $$(money) to be made from rollerskates is in Derby. I really find that Sad, but I can't say she's Wrong. I mean, how many of us are there??? And don't most of you make your own skates anyway?
For the less-motivated (or tool-challenged), like myself, I refer you to where I got my SK8s: http://www.skates.com/vertical-roller-skates-p/rcvsx-sw.htm
Skates.com doesn't Hate on the Old Vert Dogs! LOL! And they got $300+ from this Old Man. ;)
And I know I've said it before, but it bears repeating: Thank God (I mean,Bernard, of course!) for the Vert-Forum. If not for this resource, I may have thought Vert was at least Endangered myself!