This as all happened before, and it’ll all happen again.
So say we all.
punk:a member of a rebellious counterculture groupDIYWhen I first started playing roller derby I lived with Ciderella (ARRG). We both went to lots of punk and hardcore gigs in Edinburgh and initially heard of Roller Derby after seeing a flyer in Bannermans where we used to drink.
Awesome words about the changing face of Roller Derby and it’s sliding shift from punk underground towards the mainstream.
And it starts with a sort of dictionary entry which I like.
Riding the Track - Finding the path is the easy part, sticking to it, well that’s another story! The track is almost an oval (kinda more of a rounded rectangle on the outside edge but you catch my drift!) but if you can ride it like a circle you’ll be able to do crossovers the whole way around the track… Imagine that you are the light purple dots, basically that is your path, and if you can follow it you should be able to do crossovers the whole way around.
The Waitress Whip
Here is the first shiny new rules video by me and the always humble Cobra Kai Derby Coach (cobrakaiderbycoach.tumblr.com). Watch it and let me know what you think!
#2minutejam - 2minutejam.tumblr.com a new roller derby show on the internets
LOLderby - lolderby.tumblr.com the 2nd gen of LOLderby (bout photos with captions) The only site that is FOR THE LOVE OF DERBY, NOT PARTY FOULS
Submitted by Darstrosity
Alternate term for the jammer ref’s hand signal of a five-point scoring pass, with all five fingers extended.
"…and with Betty Bruiser in the penalty box, Varla picks up another great big BAG ‘O DICKS!"
So named because of the referee’s extended five fingers, wiggling proudly in the air.
Submitted by Kona Silence
So, in just a couple of weeks I’ll be researching more derby dictionary entries at the Men’s Europeans Roller Derby Championship in Birmingham, U.K. and it’s made me wonder… What’s your favourite terms associated with Men’s Roller Derby?
YAY! Men’s Derby World Cup is on at the Futsal Centre in Birmingham, UK in 2014. You can stalk them on FB here;