Just wanted to say 'hello', and that The forum is excellent.
I've been dropping-in as a visitor occasionally, and I thought I'd finally become a member.
I used to skate quads '...back in the day....', (when 'Hatchet Thatcher' was destroying the Country !) and only re-discovered skating when one of my Kids encouraged me back on them when he started playing roller hockey.
Any way, bought some inlines, MX cross (not that good), but I got the bug.
Still had some of the 'old' skills, ( like falling with style and waiting 'till no-one else is around to check just how big the graze on my knee is !),and I mainly skated in the local industrial estate,to adjust to the in line wheels, (a bit like walking a tightrope), but it's paying off, I'm improving fast and I'm lovin' it.
I now skate when and wherever I can, and thanks to my Son, I have a growing (shared. )skate collection, Solomon thunders with 237 alu frames, RB-8's with Seba 243 frames and Fr1's with 285 frames and 90mm wheels.
I reckon that almost qualifies me for 'Born again' status.
All I need to do now is give up all other 'worldly goods' and join a skating community..........Hallelujah!