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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. Oh hey, did something happen this month?   Yeah, maybe a couple of roller derby games? Something about Scald Eagle and a Coke? I have so much to say about this, so much to […]

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Okay, so you want to play roller derby, or you’re thinking about it. If so, you probably want to learn how to rollerskate. That’s a lot on its own. Going to the rink and skating around in circles is indispensable training, but it’s not the only training you’ll need. Exercises for roller derby are in […]

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You made it through tryouts. You made it through fresh meat. You finally made a roster. Now, time for glory, right? It doesn’t always work that way. I asked a few captains and coaches just how in the heck you’re supposed to get actual track time in a game. Effy aka Reffy has coached children and […]

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Something weird happened to me at practice that got me thinking about self-talk and the ways we sabotage ourselves. It was a simple line drill, toward the end of practice. One line’s the jammer, one line’s the blocker, etc. But my first thought was, “I can’t do this. I don’t want to do this.” Really, brain? […]

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Did ya’ll have fun last weekend? I know a bunch of you went to RollerCon. This year didn’t seem like the barrage of “OMG WE’RE HAVING THE TIME OF OUR LIVES” social media onslaught that I’ve seen in the past. And maybe Facebook realized that I don’t need to see every single tagged photo of […]

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Not all of us are going to RollerCon. Maybe you can’t afford it, or you have other responsibilities, or you just don’t feel like going to Las Vegas in July. Or you don’t prefer not to. All fair and valid life choices. However, I think the rest of us should have some fun—just like last […]

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There are two kinds of people. Just kidding: There are way more than two kinds of people. And all of them would get roller derby nerves in some capacity. But for our purposes, let’s say there are two kinds of people. Both are planning their first plane trip. One type says, “Yay, a plane ride! […]

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Hi everyone! We have a lovely guest post today from Meryl, my twitter buddy who’s a roller derby beginner. Just about anyone who wants to play roller derby can do so, no matter how well they can hear. Tell ’em gurl! What It’s Like To Be a Hard of Hearing Roller Derby Skater I only […]

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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. Sorry sorry sorry, these are totally late this month. We bought a house and moved last week, so all my actual paid work was getting done at 11pm instead of power rankings. My comeuppance […]

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I usually have power rankings for you on the first of the month, if not sooner, but look. I’m moving today. And Besterns happened this weekend, with no time for me to ponder those results. SO. You’re getting power rankings later in the week instead, okay? Until then, please enjoy some pictures from Manatee Mondays past. Sneaking a […]

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