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    Question Need help with beginner bearings for my son.

    My son is 4 and wants to play hockey. We went out and bought him some inline skates, stick, gloves, etc... We got home and put the skates on and they are way too fast for him. I was hoping they would have put some crappy bearings in to slow him down. My question...Is there some "beginner" bearings I could buy to get him started? Should I just take the bearings out of the skates and rub them in dirt to slow them down. Any suggestions would be appreciated. TIA.
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    Take the inlines back, get some ice skates and that will help

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    They make some kiddie skates that "grow" with the kid. The problem is, the skates are pretty heavy but it helps slow them down. I think it was either Franklin, Bauer or Tour skates

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    Quote Originally Posted by spjon25 View Post
    Take the inlines back, get some ice skates and that will help
    Kinda hard to skate in the backyard with ice skates.

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    They make some kiddie skates that "grow" with the kid. The problem is, the skates are pretty heavy but it helps slow them down. I think it was either Franklin, Bauer or Tour skates
    Thanks, but I can't take these back now.

    I think I am gonna try baby powder, see if that helps. Unless, someone has something else?
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    The reason I said ice was that it is easier to develop skating fundamentals and then transfer to roller.

    A lot of rinks have a tot skate program that is good and often they come with free skating passes, so it is a good excuse for you to get skates as well

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    We actually both do have skates, it's just easier to go in the backyard than to go to the ice rink. Plus, I don't think his ice skates fit him anymore.
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    I've been thinking about this, can the bearings really be too fast? I don't think sand will slow them down much. I skateboard at the beach almost every day and haven't cleaned the bearings in a few years and they still roll w/ ease and I get going pretty fast w/ the dogs in tow. I just think he's got to just put on the safety gear and not worry about falling.
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    Balls to the wall...let him get use to it..He is a little kid and kids are sponges..Leave the skate bearings alone and let him walk around on the carpet or grass first to get use to it and let him go to town on the sidewalk. I let my son wear his rollerblades around the house on the carpet like he was wearing shoes. He did that for a couple hours a day for 2 or 3 days and that seemed to really help him learn and get use to his skates..Then I shoved him down Signal Hill in LB..

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