5:32 Oct 20th, 2014 | 4 notes

porcelainskinandporcelainbones:

Roller Derby on We Heart It.

porcelainskinandporcelainbones:

Roller Derby on We Heart It.

3:41 Oct 20th, 2014 | 11 notes

porcelainskinandporcelainbones:

(1) Fotos de perfil on We Heart It.

porcelainskinandporcelainbones:

(1) Fotos de perfil on We Heart It.

2:05 Oct 20th, 2014 | 3 notes

concealedcarrie:

The Salisbury Rollergirls All Stars are ranked 104 in the world and ended their 2014 season UNDEFEATED! Soo proud of the All Stars and grateful the Wicomakazis have such amazing mentors!

concealedcarrie:

The Salisbury Rollergirls All Stars are ranked 104 in the world and ended their 2014 season UNDEFEATED! Soo proud of the All Stars and grateful the Wicomakazis have such amazing mentors!

4:37 Oct 19th, 2014 | 8 notes

chickletgirl:

I just got back from the Minnesota Rollergirls’ first bout of the 2014-2015 season. An excellent time was had by all, and the Atomic Bombshells won the coveted Gilded Steak trophy.

2:46 Oct 19th, 2014 | 13 notes

the-mistress-of-her-own-lust:

Derby as seen from the Merch Booth!

DRD vs Bisman Bombzillaz @ October 18 Double Header

2:53 Oct 18th, 2014 | 15 notes

buttmeadows:

image

7:23 Oct 18th, 2014 | 72 notes

(Source: asimplesyrup)

5:32 Oct 18th, 2014 | 6 notes

china-cat-sunflower-x:

a group of salisbury rollers girls finest 
at beerfest marve-lustcaptainbamfp00pyshitmakeyourse11f

china-cat-sunflower-x:

a group of salisbury rollers girls finest
at beerfest
marve-lust
captainbamf
p00pyshit
makeyourse11f

The roller derby movie that's about more than just skating

3:41 Oct 18th, 2014 | 34 notes

outforhealth:

Highlight phrases: Trans derby girls, “Vagine Regime,” “Injure Rogers(!)”. 

1:51 Oct 18th, 2014 | 4 notes

sapphonest:

Evil Regal playing with the Willamette Kidney Thieves vs. Storm City 

sapphonest:

Evil Regal playing with the Willamette Kidney Thieves vs. Storm City 

Let’s talk about minimum skills

12:27 Oct 18th, 2014 | 15 notes

buttmeadows:

derbydirection:

There’s a thing going around my area that’s really concerning to me. Now, none of the teams in our region are WFTDA, or are ever going to be WFTDA. We’re talking small town, “B level” at best teams that simply play each other because we like derby. I dont think most of the skaters know what the Hydra is. So don’t think of this as top of the world style derby. 

But after talking to all sorts of teams in the North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana that are in our level, I’ve discovered that my league is in the minority that we require all of the WFTDA Minimum skills to be passed before we allow skaters to participate in a game with another team. This includes the 27/5, which is our minimum. We don’t allow skaters to play in any sort of game or scrimmage that involves another team if they can not pass the minimum skills. Doesn’t matter about attendance, or other abilities, if you can not pass all of the skills you are not eligible for rostering outside of scrimmages in practices. No exceptions. This has meant that we have skaters who can rock all the other skills but can’t do the laps (or we even had one girl who struggled with the single timed lap but could do the 27/5), but are not game day eligible. 

In our area, even teams that are higher level then us, teams are allowing skaters who have passed everything except the 27/5 to skate in bouts. This is troubling to me. I know why this is- since none of us are WFTDA, we do not have to use the minimum skills, and while all of the teams do use the minimum skills as a base line, we don’t require them for game play with each other. We do have requirements in our contracts about each skater having passed skills to keep everyone safe, and it bothers me that people don’t see the 27/5 as an important base skill. It’s more then just endurance, it’s skating ability and knowledge of the track. 

I hate that people write the skill off as “too hard” or “not an accurate example of skill”. It bothers me that people write it off and laugh at it, and yet it’s a requirement for a reason. And I hate knowing that I am on the track with people who have not passed minimum skills. Because that’s what it is- you are unable to do a skill, which means you have not passed them. It’s not a scale or grading system, it’s a pass/fail. Passing basic skills is a minimum for a reason, for your safety and for the safety of everyone on the track. And the laps are a safety requirement as much as hitting or stopping properly. 

I feel like my league and my thoughts are in the minority when it comes to teams who are not WFTDA but use the minimum skills as our baseline and use them as an actual cut off line. And i don’t think it’s right. 

Anyone else, who is not WFTDA, and never will be, what is your leagues policy on minimum skills and players playing in games? What kind of standard do you have for everyone to be safe on the track?

I’m on two different leagues that skate WFTDA style. The first one, you’ve got to be able to pass all the mins, aside from the 27/5 (you must pass the 25/5) to scrimmage.
With my other league, you must pass all skills, the 27/5, and the rules test to be considered bout ready

12:26 Oct 18th, 2014 | 24 notes

h0melessj4zz:

CAN I TALK ABOUT HOW HAPPY I AM ABOUT THE CURRENT WFTDA RANKINGS! ROSE CITY SITTING AT #2 AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

h0melessj4zz:

CAN I TALK ABOUT HOW HAPPY I AM ABOUT THE CURRENT WFTDA RANKINGS! ROSE CITY SITTING AT #2 AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

12:25 Oct 18th, 2014 | 57 notes

lovers-of-girls:

Tonight I got to be a popcorn usherette.. on skates! What an incredibly exciting experience. A local community group emptied a car park and used the different levels for a cinema/art exhibition/chill zone/skate area. Thrilled to have been a part of it!

2:46 Oct 17th, 2014 | 6 notes

abombnabull:

Throw Back Thursday. One of my first scrimmages.

abombnabull:

Throw Back Thursday. One of my first scrimmages.

12:55 Oct 17th, 2014 | 4 notes

hexoskeleton:

more pictures from saturday’s bout! someday I will have a really cute action shot. or really cool one. someday. (i’m the one w the facepaint.)