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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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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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(I posted this originally in 2014, but updated it for this year. THIS IS GOING TO BE SO FUN UGH WHY DOES WORK GET IN THE WAY OF FUN UGGH uggh) Headed to The Big O tournament next weekend? That’s super cool. I wish I was, but Baby Sour puts a cramp in my style. I […]

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Roller derby is not full of jerks. Life is.   Roller derby isn’t a refuge from the rest of the world, and it isn’t a source of concentration for any of the world’s ills, either. It’s just a sport that throws together lots of different kinds of people to work toward a common goal. Lots of […]

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Duplicate roller derby names

In olden times*, we had the twoevils registry for roller derby names, and it worked just fine. You’d think of a name, look it up to see if anyone already had it, swear a little when you found out that it, yes, someone did have Ophelia Pain (sigh), then go back to the drawing board. Then your […]

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Sooo…you guys heard about this fantasy roller derby? Sorry, you can’t join. It’s exclusive. Sorry to be a jerk, but we just needed to get that out of the way first. A couple of weeks ago, Mike Chexx (who you may know as an announcer) casually mentioned on Facebook that he was thinking about starting […]

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Joan of Dark wrote earlier in the week about watching a Naptown (ladies) vs. Race City Rebels (dudes) bout. The bout turned into a rout, with the women being beat soundly. She didn’t like watching this, nor did a lot of other Naptown roller derby fans. No one likes watching their team get blown out, that’s for sure. But […]

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OMG, WFTDA finally announced the 2014 tournament dates and locations! Get excited!   Not that you asked, but here are my first impressions: Hey, a tournament in Canada! That’s fun. Next year, maybe another continent? It’s about time. Both D2 tournaments are in the Great North up there. I’d be a little bummed if I’m a […]

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I’ve been feeling a little sorry for myself lately, keeping a running tally of all the things that haven’t gone quite right. First, I was pregnant, and had to give up lots of things I liked. Then, I got gestational diabetes and had to give up carbs, too. My book wasn’t writing itself. Our landlord raised […]

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As we continue to celebrate the release of Roller Derby for Beginners, today we have a SISU mouth guard to give away. Thanks, SISU! In the book, I talk about making goals, and then tailoring your work to meet those goals. Lots of skaters think that more is more: that they can’t possibly miss any […]

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