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A Guide to Effective Blocking

In roller derby, the jammers may be the 'stars' of the show, but we all know where the real excitement is: Big. Fat. Hits.It's what birthed our very sport, it's what the fans came to see, it's the blocker's bread and butter and it puts the quake in a...
by Fishnet Burnns on Feb 6, 2009

A Guide to Effective Blocking

In roller derby, the jammers may be the 'stars' of the show, but we all know where the real excitement is: Big. Fat. Hits.It's what birthed our very sport, it's what the fans came to see, it's the blocker's bread and butter and it puts the quake in a...
by Fishnet Burnns on Feb 6, 2009

Stop Skate Slippage With the Power of Beer

So your skates fit your feet just fine, but your heels or your ankles slip, and you're tired of feeling like you're slopping around in your boots?Here's a wildly ingenious and wonderfully cheap solution from Dr. Hell, of Canberra Roller Derby League,...
by Fishnet Burnns on Dec 5, 2008

Stop Skate Slippage With the Power of Beer

So your skates fit your feet just fine, but your heels or your ankles slip, and you're tired of feeling like you're slopping around in your boots?Here's a wildly ingenious and wonderfully cheap solution from Dr. Hell, of Canberra Roller Derby League,...
by Fishnet Burnns on Dec 5, 2008

Stop Skate Slippage With the Power of Beer

So your skates fit your feet just fine, but your heels or your ankles slip, and you're tired of feeling like you're slopping around in your boots? Here's a wildly ingenious and wonderfully cheap... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for li
by Fishnet Burnns on Dec 5, 2008

When Refs Give You the Finger

Or the elbow. Or the 'chop'. Or that crazy signal that means traveling in basketball. What the heck are those zebras on about anyway?Well, if you can crack the code to their mysterious sign language, you'll gain access to a whole new world of secret...
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 12, 2008

When Refs Give You the Finger

Or the elbow. Or the 'chop'. Or that crazy signal that means traveling in basketball. What the heck are those zebras on about anyway?Well, if you can crack the code to their mysterious sign language, you'll gain access to a whole new world of secret...
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 12, 2008

When Refs Give You the Finger

Or the elbow. Or the 'chop'. Or that crazy signal that means traveling in basketball. What the heck are those zebras on about anyway? Well, if you can crack the code to their mysterious sign... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for live links,
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 12, 2008

How To Pass Your WFTDA Written Rules Test

You know you have to do it, but just thinking about it makes you break out in a cold sweat. You've got flashbacks to stuffy classrooms where every pencil seems to be scratching along but yours. Imagining all those multiple choice questions and diagra...
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 11, 2008

How To Pass Your WFTDA Written Rules Test

You know you have to do it, but just thinking about it makes you break out in a cold sweat. You've got flashbacks to stuffy classrooms where every pencil seems to be scratching along but yours. Imagining all those multiple choice questions and diagra...
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 11, 2008

How To Pass Your WFTDA Written Rules Test

You know you have to do it, but just thinking about it makes you break out in a cold sweat. You've got flashbacks to stuffy classrooms where every pencil seems to be scratching along but yours.... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for live links, vi
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 11, 2008

Are You Tying Your Skates Wrong?

Tying my skates isn't something I think about after I've done it. But I find that after warming up I usually have to re-tie them because they've loosened. Jamming and certain drills seem to make my laces slip too, and I hate going into a corner and t...
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 8, 2008

Are You Tying Your Skates Wrong?

Tying my skates isn't something I think about after I've done it. But I find that after warming up I usually have to re-tie them because they've loosened. Jamming and certain drills seem to make my laces slip too, and I hate going into a corner and t...
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 8, 2008

Are You Tying Your Skates Wrong?

Tying my skates isn't something I think about after I've done it. But I find that after warming up I usually have to re-tie them because they've loosened. Jamming and certain drills seem to make my... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for
by Fishnet Burnns on Nov 8, 2008

The New Derby Skater's Ultimate Guide to Skates

So you're just starting out, and you've decided that roller derby is something you could see yourself doing for a while. You're ready to make the leap and buy your first pair of skates, but there are so many different styles out there you're feeling...
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 13, 2008

The New Derby Skater's Ultimate Guide to Skates

So you're just starting out, and you've decided that roller derby is something you could see yourself doing for a while. You're ready to make the leap and buy your first pair of skates, but there are so many different styles out there you're feeling...
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 13, 2008

The New Derby Skater's Ultimate Guide to Skates

So you're just starting out, and you've decided that roller derby is something you could see yourself doing for a while. You're ready to make the leap and buy your first pair of skates, but there are... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage fo
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 13, 2008

How to Lace Your Skates to Prevent Foot Pain

Foot pain, blisters, bunions...all are a fact of life for most rollergirls.Dr. Jenny Sanders shows us on her shoe blog that it doesn't have to be that way. After being consulted by a Bay Area Derby girl about her painful, swollen feet, Dr. Sanders po...
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 3, 2008

How to Lace Your Skates to Prevent Foot Pain

Foot pain, blisters, bunions...all are a fact of life for most rollergirls.Dr. Jenny Sanders shows us on her shoe blog that it doesn't have to be that way. After being consulted by a Bay Area Derby girl about her painful, swollen feet, Dr. Sanders po...
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 3, 2008

How to Lace Your Skates to Prevent Foot Pain

Foot pain, blisters, bunions...all are a fact of life for most rollergirls. Dr. Jenny Sanders shows us on her shoe blog that it doesn't have to be that way. After being consulted by a Bay Area Derby... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for live lin
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 3, 2008


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