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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

How To Never Get Busted Back Blocking

A penalty for back blocking can seem difficult to avoid, especially since smart derby players know how to make opposing players commit the penalty, like drawing a foul in basketball. But if you know what to do, avoiding the situation is easier than y...
by Fishnet Burnns on Jan 9, 2009

How To Never Get Busted Back Blocking

A penalty for back blocking can seem difficult to avoid, especially since smart derby players know how to make opposing players commit the penalty, like drawing a foul in basketball. But if you know what to do, avoiding the situation is easier than y...
by Fishnet Burnns on Jan 9, 2009

How To Never Get Busted Back Blocking

A penalty for back blocking can seem difficult to avoid, especially since smart derby players know how to make opposing players commit the penalty, like drawing a foul in basketball. But if you know... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for live link...
by Fishnet Burnns on Jan 9, 2009

How to Stop on a Dime With The Powerslide

Every roller derby skater needs to have a variety of stops in her repertoire so she respond quickly to any situation. Being able to efficiently control your speed and momentum not only makes you a better blocker, jammer, or pivot, but it can often me...
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 10, 2008

How to Stop on a Dime With The Powerslide

Every roller derby skater needs to have a variety of stops in her repertoire so she respond quickly to any situation. Being able to efficiently control your speed and momentum not only makes you a better blocker, jammer, or pivot, but it can often me...
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 10, 2008

How to Stop on a Dime With The Powerslide

Every roller derby skater needs to have a variety of stops in her repertoire so she respond quickly to any situation. Being able to efficiently control your speed and momentum not only makes you a... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for live links,...
by Fishnet Burnns on Oct 10, 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

How To Never Get Caught Cutting the Track

Photo courtesy of ICanHasLeadJammer?If you're like me, you're probably still getting used to WFTDA's 3.1 ruleset.In particular, the penalties for cutting the track under section 6.2.10 are stiffer, and are making life as a jammer a lot more interesti...
by Fishnet Burnns on Sep 29, 2008

How To Never Get Caught Cutting the Track

Photo courtesy of ICanHasLeadJammer?If you're like me, you're probably still getting used to WFTDA's 3.1 ruleset.In particular, the penalties for cutting the track under section 6.2.10 are stiffer, and are making life as a jammer a lot more interesti...
by Fishnet Burnns on Sep 29, 2008

How To Never Get Caught Cutting the Track

Photo courtesy of ICanHasLeadJammer? If you're like me, you're probably still getting used to WFTDA's 3.1 ruleset. In particular, the penalties for cutting the track under section 6.2.10 are... Visit the Fishnet Burnns homepage for live
by Fishnet Burnns on Sep 29, 2008


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