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Be patient with yourself. Are you frustrated with yourself because you can’t pirouette like Bonnie Thunders? Girl, she was a figure skater for years and years. Of course she can do a pirouette. Check out the roster for the 2008 Gotham Girls All-Stars at WFTDA Nationals (back when it was still called Nationals and I […]

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Per request, I’ve covered the cold truths about ice cream (hahahahaha) with these definitive ice cream power rankings. Eating ice cream every night for a couple of months has prepared me for just such an undertaking. I can, and will defend these positions if necessary. Peanut butter cup Cookie dough Salted caramel Cookies and cream Mint chocolate […]

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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’ve only started to think about how all the WFTDA rankings are going to shake out . Luckily, other people think about that for me. That’s a relief. The less thinking, the better! (Thinking […]

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I was enjoying some idle thought the other day, as I do, and I was thinking of how many skaters might be at “Roller Derby Hall of Fame” level. Did you know there IS a Roller Derby Hall of Fame? It’s true! According to the website, there have not been any major developments in roller […]

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For most people, the forearm isn’t particularly strong. If you wanted to push someone over, one would normally need to engage the rest of one’s arm, as well as some back, abdominal, and/or leg muscles. Roller derby players, however, seem to create high impact regularly, using their forearms. How could this be?   Susy Snotfaucet, of […]

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A while ago, I wrote a post about roller derby drama that was pretty popular. The basic idea (oh go read it) was that most of the time, when people are complaining about “roller derby” creating drama, they really meant the people within roller derby. There’s plenty of drama and problems in any other given […]

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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. A few surprises this month, but nothing too earth-shattering. Not that sports results would shatter the Earth. Only evil geniuses with laser beams can do that. Gotham. Still the best. Texas. Still really good. Bay […]

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Black and White Scrimmages, You have my heart. When I was younger, I was scared of the feelings you engendered in me. I was afraid to rise to the occasion, intimidated by the experience I saw all around me. I was scared to jam, and scared to say no to jamming. Now I’m older, and I’m […]

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Feeling cashy lately? Want to waste money on roller derby? It’s super easy to do! Follow these tips, and you’ll be clearing out your checking account in no time. Buy skates without getting fitted or consulting a professional Who orders $200+ items from the internet without knowing for sure if they’ll work right? Roller derby […]

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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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