actually most of the bike tracks I skate on are concrete - so they are white runs just like the ones I use in winter....
Yes Linda - asphalt is VERY hard... wear the protective gear & have a lesson or 2 & learn the good stuff on treating & dressing grazes... HELMETS are very good!
I don't like the look of those things
- long length = hard to do parallel turn in short turn? You use this for speed control (like on a 3-4 foot wide bike track)
- no brake
- rigid ski boot & skate... hmmm remember you do not have 'carve' skates & you do not have a skis length & edge... nah flexing at ankles is GOOD when skating - the VERY first thing I learnt was how to FALL ... but you need to fall OVER the front of the skate - those things are too long - so you lose 1 emergency stop procedure there too...