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Photo Friday: Tongues out

August 21, 2015 by


A while ago, I got snapped with this look of joy on my face. I copped a fair amount of good natured shit about the lolling tongue. It turns out I’m not alone. Here are some of the best I found.

Roller Derby: First Scrimmage, First Fracture

June 1, 2011 by


Finally, after much skill-based training, try-outs, tests and a tribunal I got to undertake my first roller derby scrimmage!  Scrimmages are essentially “practice” games and not full-on bouts but they give you a feel for what to expect and help you hone your skills in a “real life” situation. I was nervously pumped and got […]

Bout 1 Review: Mile Die Club vs Road Train Rollers

March 22, 2011 by


Well it was an action packed first bout of the 2011 season! The bout started with Mile Die Club (MDC) taking the lead and maintaining it for the entire game which was a bit of a surprise.  The first half saw them out in front by as much as 40 points at one stage. Dodgy […]

So, what IS roller derby?

March 13, 2011 by


My first impression of roller derby was that it was a bunch of tattooed chicks on wheels trying to beat each other up – like a smash ’em up demolition derby on skates!  But there’s a whole lot more to it than that. Strangely, when people find out about my new obsession, most ask “where’s […]

Bringing you up to speed – Roller Derby 25 in 5

February 28, 2011 by


WhooooOOO!  Recent raw meat testing at clocked me at 25 laps in 5 minutes – my personal best on this floor AND it helped me achieve my white star!  This may not sound much but is a vast improvement for me and the assessor told me it is equivalent to 27 laps on a decent surface!  […]

Roller Derby: A pivotal moment for a wannabe

February 27, 2011 by


During our recent raw meat training we had a drill that involved pack skating.  This is the first of such drills for this league and I was a little surprised (but very pleased) it was done so early in our education.  The skills needed for this drill were skating close together using “sticky feet” (skating […]