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(Ed note: Spocker stepped up to write this guest post about braced blocking after I tried doing it at Wreckers practice and felt a million years old. “In my day, skating backwards at all was fancy!” I’ll keep working on it. Thanks  Spocker!) With The Big O now behind us, a lot of top-tier teams have […]

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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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There’s been a lot of chatter on the internet about the sausage this week. I don’t care for the sausage*. It sucks to watch in large doses. Do I think we need a rule change to get rid of it? Probably, but not definitely. Until that time, though, what are skaters supposed to counter this […]

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After Saturday night’s bout, the roller derby wanted answers. Mostly, they wanted answers to why Demanda Riot got ejected. I can see why it generated so much hubbub – the new rule is kind of weird and strict, and not many high-profile games have been played under this new rule set. Anyway, it looks like […]

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Now, this is going to seem like a no-brainer, but stick with me for a minute. When you’re the lead jammer and the opposing jammer is out of the pack, you want to get as many points as you can and then call off the jam. (Why, yes, Frisky, that DOES seem like a no-brainer.) […]

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Managing time isn’t just your bench coach’s job, and it’s not just an issue for the end of the game. Over and over again, I see derby skaters make mistakes that could be prevented by taking a quick glance at the jam clock. The clock is your friend! Look at it! (This post is geared […]

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