|Not really. I'm sure your son skates inlines because also his friends skate inlines. He can watch and learn easily from them and be part of a group.
I rollerskate since I love to rollerskate. I have yet to have one friend to rollerskate with. I have yet to even see one vert rollerskater as I only have seen them on u tube my whole life. I rollerskate despite the fact that I dont have one friend or one person I can learn from.