Originally Posted by bort
I mean, I know sometimes there is no alternative. But if there is, that alternative is always better. Otherwise you might as well be skating around some high school gym. And all the horrors that implies...
flat track is also a lot cheaper easier and more portable. bank track is hard for various reasons. you've got the cost of the actual track which is EXPENSIVE. you have to find a place to host the track (monthly rent). if you have a travel team you can only play against flat track teams which are actually pretty sparse.
coaching takes a lot longer with banked track too.
but yes i understand it's less br00tal.