Hello - I am getting into inline hockey (been playing ice for ~4 years). I am looking to buy my first pair of dedicated hockey skates (I am currently using my circa 1988 Ultrawheel "lace-up ski boot" with a straight chassis(!)). I'll try to formulate an intelligent rocker chassis question for tomorrow, but here are my questions for today:
Why is hi-lo so popular?
Does it put you more on the balls of your feet, or is the boot more or less flat, and only the front wheels lowered?
Assuming a hi-lo DOES put you more on the balls of your feet, doesn't that make going backwards more difficult? Or is backwards skating considered less important in in-line?