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You’ve read through the basics on the new WFTDA rules that will be put into place on April 1st. Maybe your league did beta testing, or has been practicing with the new rules for a while. But have you heard MY opinions on them? Not yet! Lucky for you, I’m glad to share those opinions […]

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Blood and Thunder recently announced a modified rule set for the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup. Basically, it’s WFTDA rules, plus a few changes to jazz things up a bit: 30-second penalties, shortened jammer penalties, and a mercy rule. People, in general, seem to hate the mercy rule. I can see where Blood and Thunder […]

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Let’s rate the new WFTDA rules. What’s your favorite? Roll with me, nerds, as I pass judgement on rules by assigning them numerical scores.   1.1: Teams shall consist of a maximum of 20 skaters [FULL STOP] They removed the part that says you have to have passed the minimum skills. The rule didn’t change, but […]

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The WFTDA just released a new set of minimum skills requirements. Notable changes: The 25 laps in 5 minutes requirement is now 27 laps in 5 minutes. (Hey, didn’t we just talk about this?) Skaters now must be able to skate one lap in 13 seconds, starting from a standstill. The falling section is now […]

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I stood and watched maybe 15-20 minutes of the Break Neck Betties vs. GNR scrimmage last night under the new rule set.  My first impressions? Messing around with that jammer whistle just seems silly now. One whistle gets you into the action. No dilly-dallying. Into it. Packs went at a decent flat track speed except […]

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The Wheels of Justice may have lost their game against Gotham this weekend, but they won the internet popularity contest for unveiling a move we’re referring to as the pegassist. Observe. The idea here is to use a backwards whip to get your jammer around a back wall. The blocker positions herself on the track boundary […]

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Here’s something I probably should have thought of – since I didn’t eat dinner last night, I am ravenous today.  Thank the derby gods for Effy, who pointed me to some string cheese.  Protein!  I might need another one (and another granola bar, etc.) to make it to the 4pm break.  I’m supposed to be […]

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