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187 Killer Pads, Chaya, gear profile, roller derby -

  Skater Name: Falcon Punch Team: Montreal New Skids on the Block Position: Jammer Who are you? Why are we featuring you on this extremely coveted blog? I'm Falcon Punch, and you asked me if I minded talking about derby, and seeing as talking derby is one of my favourite things...and you sent me a bunch of questions to answer...here I am! What skates work for you and why? My new Chaya Pearl skates were really a revelation for me this year. It took me some time to mould them to perfection but it was soooo worth it! It makes...

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education, parts, roller derby, skate maintenance, tools -

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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beginner, coaching, education, fresh meat, fresh meat packages, roller derby -

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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gear profile, roller derby -

That poor, poor bastard. Red is a roller derby savant. Six years ago, he wanted his team to transition on the apex and drive blockers off the track, using the momentum gained to execute backwards blocks. A visionary. In hockey boots, Revenge plates, and some old wheels fresh off a lathe, brand and hardness unknown, ABOUT 57 mm. Which he packed and took to England to compete in for the first men's roller derby world cup.  Red's been around the derby scene in Ottawa for so long, it's hard to remember a time without him. The surge in skating and...

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coaching, education, feeltheburn, roller derby -

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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