Apprently FreeLine Skates have been around for years, but I just discovered this new way to hospitalize myself. A kind of intersection of skateboarding, rollerblading and RipStick, the $149 FreeLine skates look like they have plenty to offer in the way of building balance, performing flat-land tricks and of course transportation.
Comprised of 2 independent aluminum skates, FreeLine skates are stood on, not strapped on, using traditional skateboard grip tape to help hold you to a set of ~6 square inch plates. Two 72M custom grade polyurethane wheels are in vertical alignment under each plate and acceleration is obtained using the same motion you would on a RipStick.
Posted by: Frank