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If your team was like mine, you spent a lot of time practicing scrum starts in the dark ages of minors and double-whistle starts. You probably still practice them. Practice them more. When defending against a passive offense, hold your position as tenaciously as you would if there were an opposing blocker directly in front […]

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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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Here are all my roller derby strategy posts, for your clicking and reading pleasure. I’ll add as time goes on. What else would you like to see? Chasing the jammer Potential anti-sausage techniques Turnaround blocking/blocking facing backwards Get your points and call it (quickly) (don’t wait) Stop knocking your points out of bounds Watch the […]

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There’s been a lot of chatter on the internet about the sausage this week. I don’t care for the sausage*. It sucks to watch in large doses. Do I think we need a rule change to get rid of it? Probably, but not definitely. Until that time, though, what are skaters supposed to counter this […]

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After Saturday night’s bout, the roller derby wanted answers. Mostly, they wanted answers to why Demanda Riot got ejected. I can see why it generated so much hubbub – the new rule is kind of weird and strict, and not many high-profile games have been played under this new rule set. Anyway, it looks like […]

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Now, this is going to seem like a no-brainer, but stick with me for a minute. When you’re the lead jammer and the opposing jammer is out of the pack, you want to get as many points as you can and then call off the jam. (Why, yes, Frisky, that DOES seem like a no-brainer.) […]

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As a vegetarian, I don’t really like sausage with my breakfast (ha ha, joke), but the internet seems to be googling the hell out of this “strategy.” Bummer. They must be googling it because they’ve either seen it, or want to know more. DON’T DO IT. IT’S BORING AND LAME. But your opponent is probably […]

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EDIT: Hey guys,┬ásince this wasn’t super informative about sausaging, I went into┬ámore detail in another post. NO SERIOUSLY that post is much better and you should read it. ** Last weekend, my team beat a banked track team ON the flat track, 250-89. We talked about that already, in case you want to see more […]

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