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Hi internet. You guys know that I wrote a book called Roller Derby for Beginners, right? I hope so. I wrote it because when people start roller derby, they get very overwhelmed. With information. With lack of information. With the decisions that go along with buying gear. With injuries. With emotion. With excitement. It’s an […]

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What I’d like to see at WFTDA Championships this year: Star passes. Super-secret star pass strategy I’ve never thought of Lots of roller skating. Backward, forward, clockwise, counter-clockwise – I don’t care. Just not much standing around One pegassist Gotham getting nervous, at least for a few jams One of the teams at Championships for […]

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If you’re new to roller derby, or just new to a particular team or situation, there are a few common ways to make a bad first impression.  Go nuts! Later, you can work up to advanced bad impressions at roller derby practice by saying things like “I don’t jam” or “I only jam.” Show 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. I would like to remind the roller derby world that if one Team A beats Team B, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Team A is better (or has more POWER). It means they were […]

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Star passes – they’re so hot right now! From what I’ve noticed, passing the star (aka panty passes, aka passing the cap) hasn’t been in vogue for the last few years, but there have been several star passes in high-profile play in the last few months. Bonnie Thunders passed the star to Mick Swagger at ECDX. […]

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You know Manatee loves to party – so he was more than happy to hang out with Baby Sour and I this weekend as we cheered on Rose City at WFTDA Playoffs. (Baby Sour just cheered. He didn’t watch. He’s just a baby.) Manatee’s favorite player is obviously Scylla Devourer. Because he loves the sea. […]

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If ya’ll have been poking around the site, you know that I started my roller derby career with the Bleeding Heartland Rollergirls. I’m one of those rare Portland natives (okay, I grew up in Beaverton), but when my husband and I got married, he was in a doctoral program at Indiana University. Of the two […]

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It’s here! It’s a real thing! Okay, the interior of the book itself still needs to be laid out, but the outside is all prettied up. I’m really excited about it, and also glad that both the graphic designer and the model were Fresh Meat when I was a coach. The oval of derby, my […]

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If you want advice about how to manage and what to bring to RollerCon, the internet has you covered already. Drink lots of water, guys! Save some money! Okay, now that you’re adequately prepared (yawn), here’s some other advice from old Frisky, who has never been. Change your Facebook settings to approve tagged photos before […]

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Windy City was clearly in top form last weekend as hosts of the Golden Bowl, beating Texas by 3, Bay Area by 63, and Denver by 38. They win the weekend, hands down. From what I saw, they played together, played clean, and used a physical defense to hold opponents to an average of 153 […]

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