rollerblades for skiers

Well, I'm a skier, and have been for most of my life. As it is approaching summer here (Australia), I'm thinking about buying a pair of blades.
I am just wondering, what are the similarities and differences in handling between the two?

sort by: active | newest | oldest
kutil4 years ago
I do both ... rollerblading s totaly worth it guys.
KentsOkay6 years ago
If I am not mistakes, some sort of urban ski is made. Rollerblades are much more like ice skating than skiing. Here's what I was thinking of, definitely what you want:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roller_skiing
the_mad_man (author)  KentsOkay6 years ago
Ahh yes, those.
They look pretty fun, but I have never seen them for sale anywhere.
Also I was thinking of blades because there more orientated towards freestyle, which is what i'm interested in.
I am also interested in weather it is an easy transition from skis to blades or not?
I honestly have no idea. Strokes with roller blades would probably a lot different than skis. Go rollerblading, there surely has to be a roller rink somewhere? No? Go ice skating then. Somebody has to ship internationally:
http://www.nordicskater.com/
the_mad_man (author)  KentsOkay6 years ago
Ok thanks for that, I'll go check them out.