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Archive for May, 2014

Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. A few surprises this month, but nothing too earth-shattering. Not that sports results would shatter the Earth. Only evil geniuses with laser beams can do that. Gotham. Still the best. Texas. Still really good. Bay […]

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Black and White Scrimmages, You have my heart. When I was younger, I was scared of the feelings you engendered in me. I was afraid to rise to the occasion, intimidated by the experience I saw all around me. I was scared to jam, and scared to say no to jamming. Now I’m older, and I’m […]

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Feeling cashy lately? Want to waste money on roller derby? It’s super easy to do! Follow these tips, and you’ll be clearing out your checking account in no time. Buy skates without getting fitted or consulting a professional Who orders $200+ items from the internet without knowing for sure if they’ll work right? Roller derby […]

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As we discussed last time, I needed to clean by bearings. In fact, my skates need a total makeover, but we’ll start with clean bearings and go from there. EW GROSS LOOKIT. Yuck yuck yuck if dust is really human skin JUST THINK ABOUT THAT. If you’ve never cleaned your bearings, come along with me. […]

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Before last week, the last time I had played roller derby was a bout in August 2012. Just as I’ve been threatening to do for months, I finally made to Wreckers (Rose City rec league) practice last week. I had no idea what to expect out of myself or out of the practice, but I had already made up […]

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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Games happened in April! So exciting! How stupid did I look? Not that stupid! I’m so pleased. Gotham. Playing in a couple weeks. I’ll bet they’re still good, even in thin air. Texas. Playing […]

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