Ok, so I went out the other day looking to buy some rollerblades to prepare for an urban adventure race I am entering. I used to skate all the time, and was very into agressive inline skating about 8 years ago. I have skated on and off during the previous 8 years, but really not much at all.
Anyway, I go to Sports Authority to buy some fitness type skates. They had 2 pair. They both sucked. Then I went to Dick's sporting goods, which is a HUGE store. They had 1 pair, and not even a display. Just a couple boxes on the floor. I talked to the employee there, and he said they wont even be carrying rollerblades next year!
So I ask you... where the heck did all the rollerbladers go? Is there a new substitute product out there or did people just go to running or biking? I find it weird that it is impossible to buy a pair of skates in the St. Louis area, unless you want some really cruddy ones.