Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Roller Derby #1

Tommorow night is Derby Night... well. Derby Lite Night. Great little class at Skaterz Eltham, coached by Kitty De Capitate and some of the other Victorian Roller Derby League (VRDL) girls. It's a 'pre derby' class. So technically it's not part of the league - but we're learning skills they will help us through Fresh Meat.
If you haven't seen the VRDL girls in action, look them up on youtube, or try to check out a bout a Puckhandlers Resevoir.

Derby wise, I'm currently skating on a pair of Labeda G80s, which I'll need to upgrade soon. They're about a size and a half too big (even with 2 pairs of socks and flexy, bendy soft orthotics in them).

They look pretty... but I'm starting to destroy them a bit. They're not made to take a beating. I almost ran over them with my car the other day... but that's another story (they now have road burns).

I also now have big comfy knee pads that are reminiscent of pillows. A decent size bruise was on my knee from the previous week of training - I fell on the pads and couldn't even feel it. I could wear em' all day.


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