Is calling inline skates rollerblades like calling a fixed gear bike a fixie? Probably. Interesting new skates on show in this video of Vancouver North Shore trails though; they specify in the description that they run on pneumatic tyres:
(Video not showing? Here’s a link)
The above comes complete with a helmet disclaimer from the skate manufacturer, and we do hope the skater consulted a graph of wheel size, weight, rollover angles and tread pattern before hitting the trails. The wheels don’t look like they’d be amazing at handling braking bumps.
Below are some people on the same skates riding BMX tracks near London. They’re obviously about to take over despite the fact that these are local trails, for local people!
(Nor this one? Oh alright, another link, just for you)