I moved away from my home and therefore removed myself from the only ski hill in 600km. And now that summer is rolling in there is no chance of getting and runs in so I am looking for a new hobby, and hopefully something not too expensive.
So I found this video the other day and it really got me thinking about purchasing a pair of skates and practicing so I can one day skate like these guys:
Pursuit Of Happiness from Nick Brazinsky on Vimeo.
Hopefully that embed works if not http://vimeo.com/11453012
Anyway my question for people that skate is how much difference would a pair of skates like that be compared to a normal brand of Wal Mart skates?
I have a normal cheap pair and I know the bearings will be a big difference as well as comfort. What I was thinking about is handling because of the height of the wheels and the 'Shoe' part of the skate. Is it worth while for me to invest in a decent pair? On a scale of 1-10 I'm about a 7 on a normal pair, maybe a 6.