Category Archives: Gear

Roller derby recipe: Heat-molded skates

To yield two perfectly molded skates, you will need: 1 cookie sheet 2 brand-new (or new to you, or ill-fitting) roller skates 2 socks

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5 common roller skate problems — and how to fix them

I’ve had some interesting skate dilemmas today, so I made a list of common skate problems and how to solve them cheaply. Problem: My skate inserts ball up and are so uncomfortable. Solution: Don’t tell your roommates I told you … 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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