I like that you asked a lot of questions.
TwiggyI didnt even know canada had icy skateparks. I'll ask things once i've read it.
It doesn't exists, what you saw is a temporary setup by passionate people bringing their own modules on an ice surface.
TwiggyUFS is a brand? or a type of ..things?
No, UFS is not a brand, it's a standard, the acronym means Universal Frame System, it allows multiple skate brands and models to share different brand and models of wheel frames. I made a blade frame on that standard.
TwiggyDo you fully live off this activity?
I can't, revenue is very minimal right now and during the past 10 years it's mostly been capital investments and no revenues, I expect to make around 500$-1000$ of profits next year, it's impossible to live on such little revenue in Canada.
TwiggyWhat was your work background?
My main trade is software since I'm out of college but I'm a curious person and I like to make things that don't exists and are an improvement of something.
TwiggyYou seem to already have your connections in this ..world before you started making this product. Were you some kind of professional freestyler?
I practice the sport since more than 15 years: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=249365779127306
TwiggyYou mention a freestyle frame, so this is not your first product?
There's two model I make, one like a hockey skate type of blade and one that is for tricks on rails with a hole in the middle: https://rollance.com/collections/all
TwiggyWhy not simply using standard ice skates? Since you're canadian you probably have a pair
Yes I also own a pair of hockey skates but they are not as confortable and warm as my roller skates, some people who. Some people in this world probably own just a pair of UFS skates and love them very much, the hockey blade is for them. Those who want to do tricks on ice the freestyle blade is for them. The product is very targeted.