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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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I’m a professional writer, in case it isn’t obvious from my stunning all-caps prose on the monthly power rankings. But Pack is Here Jesus knows I don’t know everything about everything, so I need a little help. Right now I’m revising Roller Derby for Beginners, so the second edition (out in October, I hope), is even more […]

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Something weird happened this weekend. I was watching a game – probably Rose vs. Texas, because I had a lot to to say about that particular bout – and I wished for a second that I could type my little comment, like we used to with DNN textcasting in olden times. Now, I don’t want […]

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We talked a while ago about roller skating while pregnant. I’ve haven’t done it, but I did talk to a bunch of roller derby people who made the same decision, so you don’t feel so alone. Thank you to everyone who reached out to share their stories! These decisions aren’t easy. (Note: these are just the experiences […]

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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. Some top-adjacent roller derby action has occurred. For the top 20 or so, this month has been more about getting WFTDA charters finalized for the upcoming action and warm-up bouts as spring and summer get […]

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