Creating an air trek.. need your opinions
Hi. I'm fairly new to the Air Gear series, but I really like it. Me and a few friends are thinking of making the air treks (not with motors, just stylistically similar to an AT), but I'm having a few troubles in deciding between a few skates...
Choice 1) pics.summitonline.com/42231.jpg
The main reason for this choice is that the 2nd and 4th wheels are in the perfect spot to resemble an AT. If the other wheels are taken out and the chassis shaved down a bit, the shape would be perfect. My main concern would be how taking out 3 wheels would affect balance and the support of the skate.
Choice 2) planetonwheels.com/store/files/images/thumbnails/t_16533.jpg
This skate has a nice color scheme that I really like, and the tennis shoe-like design is more stylistic. However, there's that huge,black, swirly black piece of plastic on the side (which probably can't be removed since it is what supports the ankle), and the wheel frame will need to be heavily re-adjusted/remade to be accurate.
If you could respond a bit quickly, I would very much appreciate it. The first skate is normally several hundred dollars, but there is an ebay deal (less than a day remaining) where it can be bought for less than $30 USD.