Pre pandemic I personally started to get back into skating after a friend organised a night at the roller disco.
I picked it up quite quickly, so bought myself a pair of triskates.
The Playlife GT 110s are an entry level pair of triskates. The actual powerslide skates that I want are 3 times the cost. At least.
They’re actually really good. I can accelerate quite quickly and hold speed for a considerable amount of time thanks to the bigger wheels.
The limitations with these skates is that the fit isn’t as customisable as the powerslide swell range. Also the wheel frame is too long to have good maneuverability at higher speeds.
Thanks to the pandemic a lot more people have been getting into skating. It’s been one of my primary sources of physical activity. It’s been a heap of fun improving my skills.
I’m already looking at pairs of quad skates and another set of triskates.
I owe my progress to a bunch of youtube tutorials that helped me basically never fall over and follow proper technique. I’m quite confident to skate backwards on one side for now.
My footwork on the left needs training. My brain-muscle connection isn’t quite there yet.
Also need to work on powerslides and downhill traversing. So that I don’t die.