It helps a lot. The transition from skiing into rollerblading is a lot harder than the transition from rollerblading to skiing. When I first began skiing I thought everything was easy. Shit, landing on a 6 foot platform versue a 1 foot one was heaven. After skiing for a season, and going back to rollerblading, I couldn't land shit. Skiing felt like cheating... and still does.
falling on pavement sucks ass compared to snow, its the only thing i hate about summer sports is that every time you fall you pretty much get hurt
i heard menards had a sale on ply-wood why dont ya go buy some then yo