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

 

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.

savannahderbydevils:

In case you haven’t heard, we’re officially a WFTDA league now! #savannahderbydevils #wftda #rollerderby #raisehell #letthegamesbegin

Hey grats!  My sister lives down there.  Parently she’s been to a bout or two.

savannahderbydevils:

In case you haven’t heard, we’re officially a WFTDA league now! #savannahderbydevils #wftda #rollerderby #raisehell #letthegamesbegin

Hey grats! My sister lives down there. Parently she’s been to a bout or two.

Lady Fury being Lady Fury during the warmup for the BHRG game.
As an aside,.. I figured out how to Shoot the Duck backwards.  If there’s not a better name for it I am going to call it Ducking the Shoot.
Photos by NRG’s own Stella Live: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64327010@N04/sets/72157645057595738/

Lady Fury being Lady Fury during the warmup for the BHRG game.

As an aside,.. I figured out how to Shoot the Duck backwards.  If there’s not a better name for it I am going to call it Ducking the Shoot.

Photos by NRG’s own Stella Live: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64327010@N04/sets/72157645057595738/

basicplantgirl:

Update: There is a Houston roller derby league, they have a bout in July, I have friends to go with, I’m going to cry tears of joy probably. 

Houston is awesome, they were my favorite game from last year’s playoffs

threatavansufferin:

tearobite:

Heel kicks for stall blocking (test footage)

Just the demo stuff I shot this morning, don’t expect an explanation, though if you want to see a basic heel kick demonstration check out this post:
http://tearobite.tumblr.com/post/82379680336/i-know-it-has-been-awhile-since-i-did-a-technique

We literally just learned this last night, I’m glad to have a good visual for it because I thought I was doing it wrong. 

I can do it to the inside line but I’m having trouble with my balance to the outside. :(

Probably not snapping your foot far enough under you… Though that can be for a few reasons. There are also two basic ways to get into the heel kick (I call them push and flick) and if you are doing a push, you may be leaving too much weight on the front leg.