I skate for the Nashville Rollergirls, but all opinions are my own. Expect derby and lots of it. Possible musings as well. Donno.

 

gamzee-bolton:

alskdjf;sak HOW DO I EVEN SIGN UP FOR THESE ROLLER DERBY THINGS

should I just go to the dive bar when they’re around and flex my arms until they recruit me? Because that’s exactly how it worked with lesbianism

*snorts*
Actually that might sorta work. That being said, find out if there is a league in your area, see if they have any fresh meat or 101 events on the website, and send an email in if not

You can now pay someone’s delinquent Detroit water bill online

pixelatedtoys:

I cant help right now, but hopefully some of y’all can.

(Source: glegrumbles)

So I did boutmakeup on saturday.   Not sure how I feel about it.

So I did boutmakeup on saturday.   Not sure how I feel about it.

My honest to god reaction when I saw someone try and perform a pegassist at scrimmage this weekend

derbyluna:

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Wh…wha…all the questions.

(For all your newer skaters, this is a pegassist http://youtu.be/4S_FA5q8p0Y and it’s illegal now per WFTDA rule 5.9.2)

The more you know.

Not Illegal.  you just need to be moving or stepping. :)

:D

No roller derby track could be worse than a mosh pit.

Suzy Hotrod (via thekilljoyqueer)

TRUTH.  Speaking of which, after playoffs I need to take some teammates and take over a pit.  :D

two a days

skating and/or strength.

8 weeks till playoffs

6 weeks till taper

4 weeks till skill lock in

2 weeks till I’ve decided on my final skill focus

every day to execute.

derbyonthespectrum:

derbyonthespectrum:

Autistic derby support tip:

Consider giving your skaters some options when it comes to uniforms. Specifying a color but allowing skaters to pick the actual clothing makes your team look uniform while giving people with different sensory sensitivities, gender presentations, and level of comfort in different clothing options.

Some people responded and pointed out that high level teams often want to look exactly the same. If that’s the case, there’s a few options.

For jerseys, you’re probably going to want to all have the same one, but you can try and get fabric samples and give skaters with sensory sensitivities some input.

You can also allow skaters to wear undershirts if they have issues with the texture of the uniform.

For bottoms, you can usually offer some choice without sacrificing much in the way of uniformity. For instance, both of the travel teams I skate on just say everyone has to wear black leggings. Some of my teammates wear athletic pants, others wear Derby Skinz leggings, and some of us wear more typical leggings, all of which feel completely different, but we still look very uniform. From what I can tell many high level teams do the same thing.

The best way to accommodate people with sensory issues is to just talk to them to see what compromise you can work out that allows them to be comfortable and makes them look as much as the rest of the team as possible.

Thanks for the expanded info, I appreciate it!

derbyonthespectrum:

Autistic derby support tip:

Consider giving your skaters some options when it comes to uniforms. Specifying a color but allowing skaters to pick the actual clothing makes your team look uniform while giving people with different sensory sensitivities, gender presentations, and level of comfort in different clothing options.

I’m not sure how to do this at the higher levels where everything tends to be VERY uniform… would it help to allow for undershirts, or will the over shirt texture still be not good?  I guess that’s a per person thing.  Thanks for the tip.

Very interesting to me that there are so few roller derby force diagrams

Especially as that is how I tend to visualize, even as I learn.
May have to do some.