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Dd would love some bauer roller skates, but too expensive, any suggetions please?

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schnapps Sat 27-May-06 11:12:44

Can anyone reccommend some quad skates that are nice and sturdy and smooth to ride, not the cheap plastic cr*p that you get in woolies, and are a bit 'cool' but not as expensive as bauers please?

misdee Sat 27-May-06 11:18:41

how much are bauers these days compared to other skates? bauers are 'the' skates to have, they are brilliant to use, and ireally really wanted some when i skated. with the big hockey socks and clips. [nostalgic]

misdee Sat 27-May-06 11:26:40

how old is dd? ias she a serious skater?

schnapps Sat 27-May-06 11:26:51

Did a quick google and they were coming up as £150 upwards [eek!]

misdee Sat 27-May-06 11:27:42

£139 [eeek indeed]

schnapps Sat 27-May-06 11:29:12

No, not a serious skater, would be rolling around the streets with her bauer clad friends. She did have roller skating lessons for a while and she really enjoyed it, the teacher wasn't very nice though, so trying to find another local skating club for her to join. She's 11

misdee Sat 27-May-06 12:03:22

for an 11yr old skating round the streets i wouldnt buy bauers. i was a regular skating at the rink+streets from around 7. i didnt know what bauers were till i reached 13. but with 3 skating fans in the family (my younger bro+sis) there was no way i could have some. i'll have a look and see what i can find? whats her skating shoe size?

misdee Sat 27-May-06 12:06:35

ooo they have my size on ebay...........

schnapps Sat 27-May-06 13:57:14

Thanks for your input misdee
So, whats a good alternative to bauers then? Any suggestions? She's a size 2 so would prob need size 3/4 skates.

misdee Sat 27-May-06 14:06:51

i will have a look out later, john lewis usedto sell quad skates, but think they are all inline now.

misdee Sat 27-May-06 22:46:30

one pair here size 3

schnapps Sun 28-May-06 23:04:33

Thanks misdee, I missed your message though and the auction has ended, nevermind though, I'll keep an eye out on ebay

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