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Roller derby skaters trade bumps, bruises -- and bacteria - The Body Odd

The women of roller derby are always crashing and smashing into each other, constantly trading bumps and bruises -- and at the same time, they're also trading the microscopic bugs living on their skin. That's according to a new study that used derby to i

Getting your inside leg around the blocker trying to push you out is one of the best ways to keep your balance on the outside line....Good example of using your leg to get around someone... // Roller Derby

Steering out of trouble Getting your inside leg around the blocker trying to push you out is one of the best ways to keep your balance on the outside line. BAD v Denver, 2013 WFTDA Championships

Use Your Toestops... Learn to run on them. Learn to walk on them. Learn to hop around while you’re being beat on by big scary Gotham blockers.  Protip (learned from the great Chantilly Mace): Kneel and go up on one toestop. If you can put more than four fingers under your wheels, your toestops are up too high. In general, find a height you like between 3 and 4 fingers (though some people—crazy people—like them closer to 2 fingers under a wheel). I promise you won’t trip on them.

Learn to hop around while you’re being beat on by big scary Gotham blockers. Protip (learned from the great Chantilly Mace): Kneel and go.

All Sports – How to NOT Argue Tips for avoiding the nose-to-nose arguments and disagreements that show up on TV highlight shows.

Great tips for dealing with angry coaches

Confessions of a Roller Derby Photographer  --  I loved this article!

Confessions of a Roller Derby Photographer

Confessions of a Roller Derby Photographer -- I loved this article!

Backwards Blocking with Smarty Pants--My goal is to skate backwards as comfortably as she makes it look!

Blocking Backwards: Balance, edges, and swizzles. Source: Roller Derby Junkies (or, You Should Be Watching More Roller Derby Footage)

Guide to Effective Blocking

kayla & the universe: Wise Words From Beyonslay (to larger girls wanting to skate derby)

Fast Girl University offers some of the best training available for both skaters and referees.

Fast Girl University offers some of the best Derby training available for both skaters and referees.

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