One of the things I love (out of many, many things I love about the roller derby community) is that we take care of our own.
LeVar Hurtin was attacked last night walking to his home from a bar. They pistol whipped him, badly beat him and left him for dead. He was unconscious. Someone…
He’s also on Tumblr — levarhurtin.tumblr.com . Give him some love!
LeVar Hurtin was mugged. He was pistol whipped and left for dead in the gutter. Let’s replace his phone and glasses because we love him!
Signal boost — if you love LeVar Hurtin’s amazing derby photos, if you’ve ever reblogged or shared or liked, chip in and help him out!
EDIT: The “YouCaring” page is closed to more donations, but you can still chip in through PayPal (email is on the YouCaring page).
Also a good thing to do across the board: CREDIT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS.
Riedell announced today that they’re revamping the 265; those classic, lovely stripes are going away.
265s were my dream skates when I was brand new, and I daydream-doodled more than my share of striped skates.
The WFTDA Training Committee has developed a new set of Minimum Skills Requirements in tandem with WFTDA member leagues and WFTDA Risk Management. This new set of standards was beta tested and voted in by WFTDA membership.
New minimum skills, everyone — 180s and 360s are now required (3.5).
I think I sprained my right foot walking down the street. (I stepped on a stick — A STICK! — and slipped, rolling my already-bad ankle.)
So I’m surly.
But I bought my hotel room for Rollercon so that’s one thing I don’t have to worry about.
Bay Area Derby Girls All-Stars versus Rose City Rollers Wheels of Justice.
You might want to watch this tonight (7 pm Pacific, 10 pm Eastern).
Anonymous asked: I love skating and i've always wanted to try roller derby. I've been through a rough patch recently that cause me to gain a good deal of weight. My inspiration for loosing weight would my ability to try out for a local team. Where should i focus on strengthening as I work out? If you don't know the answer don't worry. I like your blog :)
Definitely focus on your core, your quads, and your hamstrings!
Squats, deadlifts, and planks will be your new best friends (after being your worst enemies for a while).
Don’t get me started on that rebranding article. I have opinions and I’m angry.
So I’m going to do some push-ups.