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What happens when a derby player gets hit by a car? Valuable life lessons that can be used on the track!

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I get asked a lot to borrow stuff on the bench, whether it's my handheld drill or my bearing press, I have a lot of stuff in my gear bag because, well, this is literally what I do for a living. And when you change 10 sets of wheels a day, you can't imagine not using the right tools. But not everyone is a gear nerd like me, so it's totally understandable that you don't necessarily even know what you need as a tool or you use tools only when things feel weird or your coach tells you you're squeaking,...

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We're proud to announce that along with any new Neon Skates Beginner Package, we're going to send you home with a little booty! Booty Quake that is! Booty Quake is a number one name in derby fitness as Head Coach at Roller Derby Athletics.

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When we're feeling lazy up here in Ottawa, we have the option of standing outside to burn calories. True story. A new study in the Netherlands found that regular exposure to mild cold may provide a healthy and sustainable alternative strategy for increasing energy expenditure. Researchers found that being cold can significantly improve our calorie-in to calorie-burned ratio. Even if you were to eat more to compensate for this, you likely couldn't eat enough to compensate for that added spending. This will not give you an 8-pack...but if you want some cookies, consider enjoying them outside in the cold. :) Otherwise, it's time to HIT IT...

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 Your Derby Travel Checklist OMG. You're packing for the L.A. Derby Dolls Bootcamp...or the Northeast Derby Convention...or an away game...or a home game that's like a four-minute walk from your place.  Aside from maybe a suitcase and snacks, what goes in your derby bag is pretty much the same, minus some draconian carry-on luggage laws if you're flying. Here's what you SHOULD do before packing up your skates. And helmet. And elbow pads. And, and, and. And then what you need to pack so you don't wind up riding the pine. Because you only have one elbow pad. Skates Got...

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