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Old December 14th, 2006, 02:16 PM   #58
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Shannon, I went through the same issue with my grandaughters skates. It seems to be a safty and libility issue. The kids can start out by walk-skating with little roll. Once she got more agressive in her skating style, I bought her an adjustable (size) inline skate with better wheel spin. Last year when she was 13 I gave her an adult fitness skate with full spin.

Adult skates will have slower spin rates in the low ABEC numbers (1-5) and faster spin in the higher numbers (7-9). This is a generalization that applys but exceptions may be found depending on the manufacturers specs.

Congratulations on the two of you getting into skating. There's a lot of fun waiting for you in skating.

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