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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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HEY YOU ALL! I updated Roller Derby for Beginners. It’s been two years–can you believe it?–since the book came out, and roller derby has changed since then. So, I added some things, took others away, and generally tried to make it more helpful. Just for you. Because I’m nice and I want you to succeed […]

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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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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. AHHH DIVISION ONE PLAYOFFS ARE COMING. Tucson is NEXT WEEK. I’ll be seeing Team United play for the first time! Will Bricktator play against BAD? Victoria plays more games! WHOA it’s all going to be […]

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Roller derby gear bags can seem like a bit of an afterthought, especially after you’ve put so much time and money into getting your skates and pads together. A lot of people just find whatever will fit all of their stuff. When their first bag gives out, they have more time and experience to find […]

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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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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Seems like there wasn’t a ton of top-level action in July. You had your last-moment games for playoff rankings in June, and then you’ll have your tune-up games in the next month or so. […]

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WFTDA RANKINGS AND PLAYOFF SEEDINGS ARE OUT ARE YOU EXCITED I AM EXCITED FLIGHTS FROM PORTLAND TO DALLAS ARE CHEAP I’M JUST SAYING   Okay, we don’t have to yell for the ENTIRE post. I’m happy that flights are cheap to Dallas (Rose has had less-fortunate travel plans the last few years), but that lineup […]

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I moved a couple of weeks ago. We’re still living out of boxes, between the toddler and the heat and the lack of time and the fact that we can’t use our stove anyway due to electrical issues. You want to hear all about it? Do you know anything about grout? Fine, we’ll skip the New […]

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