Friday, September 28, 2012

Roller Derby Update

It's been a while since I've done a proper roller derby update. So much has happened since June!

I finished and passed phase one of Northern Brisbane Rollers (NBR) Recreation League (rec league). I still had a lot to work on before phase two and thankfully we had a roughly six week break between rotations. During that time I trained once or twice a week still with a lovely group of girls at a social derby skills skate. I still attend that every Wednesday night and I cannot explain how valuable that time has been.
My helmet thanks to the mister. My number is the years the children were born - 2009/2012.
So far I'm in week five of phase two. Our next session in two weeks time will be our skills test to see if each skater is ready to move to phase three. I will be doing the test but doubt I will move up to phase three. Phase two is pretty fun and I have a lot I'd like to work on before scrimmaging in phase three.

What I can comfortably do;

  • Skate in roller derby position (knees bent, elbows against side, hands in a fist holding boobs in)
  • Single knee falls/slides
  • Double knee fall/slide
  • 180 knee slide
  • Baseball slide
  • Get up from the above falls/slides without using hands
  • Stepping
  • Weaving
  • Transitions to the right
  • T-stops on right side
  • Crossovers
  • Starts
  • Anything on my toe stops
  • Plow stops
What I need to work on;
  • Balance. Still.
  • Blocking with hip not shoulder
  • 25 in 5 (PB: 23)
  • 5 in 1 (PB: 4.5)
  • Pack speed endurance (12sec pack laps)
  • Transitions to the left
  • T-stops on left side
I'm enjoying skating so much and advancing. My favourite move is the Owl Stop where you turn around jumping onto your toe stops. I suck at explanations but if I can get it on film I will post it up. My balance is so bad yet I can do this, it's amazing!

Here's to growing as a skater, athlete and person :)
Clashing on the rink is my style.


  1. I love this post! You are doing so well. I'd love to see video's of you skating! I have no talent in this area whatsoever, I've got a lot of admiration for what you are doing. Also love the reason behind your choice of number :)

  2. Yay! Keep skating and training! I love hearing/reading about people moving through the derby ranks, it's so exciting!! :)


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