Monthly Archives: October 2012

A very derby Halloween

My league recently bumped up my “level” so now I can practice with home teams. Yey! My practice schedule opened from Thurs, Sat, Sun to Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat, Sun. Good thing I love to roller skate. Tonight is the Halloween scrimmage. … Continue reading

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Antidote

Today DerbyLife published a feature article/interview I wrote on Philly rollergirl Antidote. She has been working for 7 years to get where she is. Story below: Champs preview: Antidote from Philly Roller Girls By Hard Dash You’ve got to fail … Continue reading

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10 traits of a good girlfriend … to roller derby

At my old league one person asked, “What is a good level of emotional involvement in derby?” Some of us gave our answers. As a league, our favorite answer was “7.” (Thanks Brawler D Lite) My answer was, “be a … Continue reading

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Energy

My last team used to talk a lot about energy. Especially the night before bouts. “How will you use your energy,” my last captain used to ask us all. In that season, we went from “that” team to zen. By … Continue reading

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The cost of roller derby

I like numbers a lot. Today, I’m in the unfortunate situation of having to shop for health insurance. I do not expect to be [immediately] covered by an employer, and I worry about my health — and roller derby is … Continue reading

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5 on 1

The other day at scrimmage I was the only blocker on the track for my team. Actually, I was the only member of my team not in the penalty box. It was 5 versus me. And I pulled out the … Continue reading

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Junior derby — should everyone wear roller skates?

Men’s derby? Yes. Banked track? Oh yeah. Children’s derby? Yes. Dinosaur derby? Please!? Japanese game show horse racing roller derby? YES.  I believe everyone should wear roller skates. As frequently as possible. Derby Lite, men’s league, rec league, whatever. Just … Continue reading

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