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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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“It is illegal for teammates to prevent an opponent from passing them via grasping, linking, or forming an impenetrable wall.” Seems simple enough, right? I’m not so sure. It seems like, at least with some skaters I know, these penalties are shrouded in mystery. Referees explain how they’re called, the players listen, then get frustrated because […]

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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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Welcome once again to the Frisky Power Rankings, where I rank women’s flat track roller derby according to my whims/in-depth knowledge. Games happened in April! So exciting! How stupid did I look? Not that stupid! I’m so pleased. Gotham. Playing in a couple weeks. I’ll bet they’re still good, even in thin air. Texas. Playing […]

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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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