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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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As we continue to celebrate the release of Roller Derby for Beginners, today we have a SISU mouth guard to give away. Thanks, SISU! In the book, I talk about making goals, and then tailoring your work to meet those goals. Lots of skaters think that more is more: that they can’t possibly miss any […]

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Skaters chat about knee pads a lot, but unfortunately, it’s often after an injury. New knee pads always feel so cushy and comfortable, don’t they? The Velcro is still sticky, and the padding hasn’t been compacted by months of being rode hard and put away wet. I asked the ladies over at  Wicked Skatewear and they […]

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File under: Derby for Beginners I don’t know about skaters everywhere, but it seems like a Rose City skater gets her gear stolen about every few months. Maybe it’s even happened to you. Believe me; I am the LAST person to judge. My gear has been stolen. Twice. Yes, twice. The first time, I had […]

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Okay, if you want to get down to it, there are a thousand things that I would’ve done differently if I’d known better or had more clarity/didn’t have my helmet up my hot pants. But for the most part, they boil down to these two things. Given the chance to do my roller derby career […]

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Helmets by Tyger

I’m dumb. When I made my derby holiday list, I should have mentioned Custom Helmets by Tyger Bomb. Because she’s really good at painting helmets. I hope she doesn’t mind if I post some pictures here. All pictures by Tyger! Of course, she had to do her own helmet. Duh. Skeeve Holt! Johnny Marr’d. Seriously, this […]

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For yours truly: Axle Adams’ book, No Mercy.  He’s taken a lot of photos of me that I’ll treasure for a long time. This is a great way to give support back. New wheels.  New pads. My velcro is so worn out. Arm numbers. 2012 RCR Season ticket. I usually buy one so I can […]

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So you’re trying out for Fresh Meat on Saturday? That’s so cool! See you there. Who wants tips? I guess you’re probably worried about how you’re going to skate. Here’s the thing: don’t. The work you’ve done in the last few months is what’s going to show at tryouts, for better or worse. Not sure […]

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Time for new knee pads

Yikes. But the last time I was at Oaks rink, they didn’t have Scabs.  I like the Scabs!  They’re like a hug for your knee. Hmph.

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Good news and bad news

Good news: I get to skate with the Axles of Annihilation on Saturday!  We’re taking on Rat City’s B-Team, the Rain of Terror.  Bad news: One of my plates is broken.  I went in to ask about new cushions, since my pivot cups were wearing out like crazy, and it turns out my kingpin is […]

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