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You watched roller derby this weekend, right? Between Tinseltown Showdown, Anarchy in the UK, Skate to Thrill, Rose City, Rat City and a bazillion others, you’ve probably had the opportunity by now to see 30-second penalties in action. So. Where are we landing on that, so far? For me, it makes the game seem a […]

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It’s the unofficial start of the WFTDA competitive season, and WFTDA rankings have been out in their new form for a year now. This year’s travel team schedules have been built with the rankings calculator in mind. Any older games that were scheduled before the rankings were announced have “expired” at this point, to the great […]

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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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February 2014 Frisky Power Rankings

Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. We skipped January because…nothing happened. And I forgot about it. So: Welcome to 2014! We’re in the doldrums of the year in weather and in roller derby. Most top-25 teams are just now starting […]

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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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Plenty of leagues have DJs come in to play at bouts. Not many of those DJs are dedicated enough to volunteer for the league in other ways, or to create a roller derby soundtrack for run-of-the mill scrimmage practice. Rose City is spoiled in a lot of ways. This is one of them. Keary, aka DJ Secret Agent […]

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Let’s chat about WFTDA Championships! What was awesome? What was terrible? Last week, I had a wishlist for things I wanted to see at WFTDA Championships. Star passes. I saw two, so I guess I got what I wanted, but neither of them were effective. Super-secret star pass strategy I’ve never thought of. Nope. Did […]

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What I’d like to see at WFTDA Championships this year: Star passes. Super-secret star pass strategy I’ve never thought of Lots of roller skating. Backward, forward, clockwise, counter-clockwise – I don’t care. Just not much standing around One pegassist Gotham getting nervous, at least for a few jams One of the teams at Championships for […]

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Happy Halloween! Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. There haven’t been many games with the teams on this list since October 1st, but there has been some activity. Urrk’n Jerk’n joined Denver Roller Dolls, and Sandrine Rangeon joined Windy City. As […]

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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 would like to remind the roller derby world that if one Team A beats Team B, that doesn’t necessarily mean that Team A is better (or has more POWER). It means they were […]

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