yeah it's hard to find stuff sometimes, especially since stuff doesn't get restocked often. A lot of times there's only 1 run of stuff for awhile.
those would be pretty good as well. the rollerblade's have pretty big wheels so you could get some decent speed on them, not that you can't on other skates it's just easier with bigger wheels. You'd probably do really well with the remz OS as well, lots of people like those, they're cheap for a good skate, and I think lots of NS'ers buy those.
sizings hard, there's rarely anywhere to try on stuff, comparing to ski boots probably isn't entirely useful either. especially being a 12, skate might feel a bit big compared to ski boots.
and also it probably looks like there's a lot of skate models but there's not. I'd bet armada has more ski models than all of rollerblading does skate models. i believe there's 21 skates, one of which is a junior skate and I didn't count adapt or seba for those of you who are going to go and count. counting them it's 23 i suppose. so yes, even counting everything (if i did that right) armada has more skis. /siderant