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Re: Roller Derby

Postby dirtyrottenlove on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:05 pm

Lets swap at PRB!
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby adictedtolove77 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:33 pm

Yup, pretty sure I need one!
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby Bandit on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:49 am

I've got another question: what are your favorite wrist guards? I already bought my elbow pads, ordered my kneepads, got a helmet etc., but I don't really know which wrist guard to get (I think there has to be some difference between all the different options, even though I'm sure they're all pretty decent). Do you have a favorite brand/type? I don't mind spending a little money on this now, when I know they'll last a while :)
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby adictedtolove77 on Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:25 pm

I've never had a problem with my Triple 8's.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby dirtyrottenlove on Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:35 pm

Doesnt matter.. as long as they have a hard shell to prevent your wrist from snapping. All of your pads should have a hard shell or you wouldnt pass an equipment check for a WFTDA game.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby Bandit on Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:17 pm

Ok, thanks! I was just wondering if you might have some personal favorites, because some wristguards felt a little more comfortable than others when I tried them on. But it sounds like all the well-known brands are decent enough.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby CidErWhiskey on Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:49 pm

I got my derby stuff as a package when I started because my team has a deal with a local shop in town where we get 25% discount. I got the whole "Anarchy" set, and the elbow pads and wrist guards are really decent!
I have Scabs knee pads now because they allow you to completely open the back up to fit, whereas the anarchy ones I had were slip-on with a velcro fastener and I didn't feel secure when I landed on them. (I know this is an opinion shared by the derby lads and lass' on my team.)
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby voiddj on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:09 am

I have the Anarchy pads set too. They're cheap but do the job. A lot of the girls I know like the 187 Killer kneepads but there are quite a bit more expensive. It does seem down to personal preference.

Will definitely bring ts to PRB. Just let me know size, colour and whether you want a t or vest.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby Bandit on Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:56 am

^ Yeah, I ordered the 187 kneepads. I wanted really good kneepads and the girls from my team recommended those.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby voiddj on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:16 pm

I NSOed at a Santa Cruz Derby Girls scrimmage yesterday and am helping at one of their junior league bouts tomorrow. The derby community is so welcoming.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby CidErWhiskey on Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:17 pm

What Skates do you all have? Reviews?

I'm searching for an upgrade so any advice would be boss!
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby adictedtolove77 on Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:45 pm

Right now I'm skating on the Riedell Vandal package with 265 boots and powerdyne nylon plates. I LOVE my Riedell 265 boots and would buy them again. I'm looking to upgrade to a Sure Grip Avenger Magnesium plate however.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby CidErWhiskey on Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:19 pm

adictedtolove77 wrote:Right now I'm skating on the Riedell Vandal package with 265 boots and powerdyne nylon plates. I LOVE my Riedell 265 boots and would buy them again. I'm looking to upgrade to a Sure Grip Avenger Magnesium plate however.


Cheers for your answer, you've pretty much made up my mind on the Riedell vandals. They were the one I've been eyeing up and seem to be a skate very few people have a bad word to say about.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby voiddj on Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:52 pm

For the first time tonight I was really happy with my pack definition at training. Having to IPR can be a pain in the arse as there's far too much to see when it's just me watching the pack. However it's good to learn by being thrown in at the deep end.
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Re: Roller Derby

Postby voiddj on Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:24 pm

I refereed at my first scrimmage tonight with a visiting team. I was supposed to be NSOing but I couldn't find enough refs so had to both organise the NSOs (in my Head NSO role) and get on my own skates. I wasn't looking forward to it much (the organisation has been quite stressful and I don't think I'm a good enough ref yet) but it went pretty well.
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