I think skis are faster than skates. The longer edges don't get uncontrollable at high speeds and if the ice surface is a little rough it is not as much of a problem.
Unless it is warm and/or the sun is shinning, it is important to have good sharp edges on your skis.
Wear a helmet. Ice is harder than asphalt. Most of the time when you fall you will just slide but if you do hit your head you will wish you had a helmet covering it.
On 2003-01-20 07:17, loeuftok wrote:
Any major difference speed wise between skis and skates?
Any special protection?