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I was enjoying some idle thought the other day, as I do, and I was thinking of how many skaters might be at “Roller Derby Hall of Fame” level. Did you know there IS a Roller Derby Hall of Fame? It’s true! According to the website, there have not been any major developments in roller […]

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“It is illegal for teammates to prevent an opponent from passing them via grasping, linking, or forming an impenetrable wall.” Seems simple enough, right? I’m not so sure. It seems like, at least with some skaters I know, these penalties are shrouded in mystery. Referees explain how they’re called, the players listen, then get¬†frustrated because […]

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For most people, the forearm¬†isn’t particularly strong. If you wanted to push someone over, one would normally need to engage the rest of one’s arm, as well as some back, abdominal, and/or leg muscles. Roller derby players, however, seem to create high impact regularly, using their forearms. How could this be?   Susy Snotfaucet, of […]

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A while ago, I wrote a post about roller derby drama that was pretty popular. The basic idea (oh go read it) was that most of the time, when people are complaining about “roller derby” creating drama, they really meant the people within roller derby. There’s plenty of drama and problems in any other given […]

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