Whatever your preferred terrain, you can now find an in-line skate that's perfect for it. The sport started as a way for hockey players to keep fit during the off-season, but now armies of urban skaters, bladers who want to take to the hills and those who fancy themselves terra firma Dan Jansens, have scads of styles to choose from. The new models below can put a snap in your stroke or let you take the road less skated.
Rollerblade Coyote $499
With huge inflatable tires, this tank of a skate is perfect for mountain trails.
Rossignol Descender $399
The hinged suspension system works like the clapskate to give more power.