Category: knee pads


Derby Sponges, A Music Video, New Sparkly Skates & Playing Roller Derby With The Best Of The Best!

Posted on 2nd June, by Flash Bo-Dash in Derby Skates, Events, knee pads, Roller Derby. No Comments

Oh Boy!!!!! What a Month! This one has been crammed full of Derby goodness with me right in the middle of it lapping every second up. Sometimes I do feel like my everyday life is no longer separate from my Derby life as it’s being gradually sucked into a big Derby sponge! Sometimes I need to squeeze that sponge out though and take a step back as it’s easy to suddenly wake up and realise you haven’t seen non Derby related friends for ages, or worn anything other than Dri-fit and team colours!

I had the perfect opportunity to change this one Sunday at the end of April. I was carrying on as usual when I was introduced to the possibility of being in a music video which was being shot locally! The band, The Computers, were taking over a … Read More »



Derek The Deer & A Magical Unicorn Share Dash’s Derby Life This Week!

Posted on 9th December, by Flash Bo-Dash in Events, knee pads, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater, Tips. No Comments

Well what a week! I was so busy even the blog missed it’s normal Friday slot! It’s a crazy time for us photographers this time of year and I have mostly been shooting kids in Xmas hats with my trusty fluffy assistant, Derek the Deer!

Fear not though, I’m sat in my Xmas jumper and sage green Xmas treeified skinny jeans all Christmassed up writing blog no.19 , (yes 19!!!!!) for you now. I have the hat on as my boiler has broken (again) so I have no hot water OR heating! I guess it makes it feel a lot more wintry which may add to the Xmasy feel I guess! Trying to see the positive but to be honest, after getting home from training this week and discovering I had no hot water, wasn’t funny, at all! … Read More »



Knees Are Very Important In Life! (& For Roller Derby)

Posted on 30th November, by Flash Bo-Dash in Derby Skates, knee pads, pads, Roller Derby, Roller Derby Skater, Tips. 2 Comments

So did we get to training last weekend??? Noooooooo is the sad sad answer.The floods were just too bad and it was touch and go whether we would make it back …..without a boat (or someone with a batman car) so ‘The Topsham Massive’ as we are collectively called in our car share, made a very grown up decision to stay in bed! Ha ha well not quite but we all were in out PJs I think when we were discussing it over the tinternet in the warm (I won’t tell you what time of day it was!)

As it happened it was the right thing to do as the rain came in hard just after training and my town was cut off from the rest of the world completely! Quite exciting really but it didn’t help matters though when I … Read More »



Scabs Knee Pads

Posted on 31st January, by Martin in knee pads, pads, Review, Roller Derby. No Comments

Scabs Knee Pads

After 5 months of wear the padding in my TSG knee pads was pretty worn down and they really weren’t fully protecting my knees anymore, I competed in my first mixed scrimmage and after a few falls and one severely damaged knee later I decided it was time to upgrade! So for my birthday I plumped for a set of Smiths Scabs Elites. The first set I got were small/medium but the Velcro wouldn’t even meet at the back, I don’t have particularly chunky legs but I think I must fall somewhere in between the small/medium and the large so after a quick exchange from the lovely people at Skate Britain I had my nice shiny new ones, the Velcro now overlaps at the back and can we tightened to fit. All I can say is wow, they … Read More »


New Knee Pads

Posted on 4th November, by Martin in knee pads. No Comments

If you are like me when I started then you will be thinking What pads should I get to protect myself. Don’t worry this should help you.

I didn’t go mad when it came to spending on pads as I believed that it was all about the skates. How wrong I was!

It’s not all about the skates, it’s all about not hurting yourself.

So I opted for some cheapy pads. They were a 3-in-1 set were you get the wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads too! WHAT A DEAL!! or so I thought!

While performing one of the countless one knee drops that you will do on your way to become a derby superstar I came down on my left knee with the usual force. Except this time I didn’t make contact with the pads the way I wanted to mainly due … Read More »


Pad Review – Karnage Protective Pad Set

Posted on 23rd May, by Martin in elbow pads, knee pads, pads, Roller Derby, wrist guards. No Comments

So for my first set of pads I didn’t spend a fortune. I found a cheapy Karnage Protective Pad Set at JJB for under £15

They were ideal to start with but I did find that the knee pads weren’t sufficient enough for all the times I kept falling over and needed a new pair of pads after a month.

The elbow pads were ok to begin with but I was finding that they weren’t big enough to cover the whole elbow, and I did incur a few bruises and burns but they were fine for starters just until I knew this was the sport for me.

The wrist guards were ideal to start with too but after a few months on me falling down and using my hands to stop myself the stitching soon came apart.

Review: Overall not bad for a starting … Read More »




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