Derby Name: STEFCON 1 #w00t
Derby Team: Los Angeles Derby Dolls All-Star Team, The L.A. Ri-Ettes and I will always be a Tough Cookie.
Occupation: Marketing Automation Manager for a computer forensic/e-discovery software company (I’d rather be skating)
How long have you been skating? Started Roller Derby in December 2007.
Why did you get involved in roller derby? I was too competitive for recreational adult kickball and always wanted to play a contact sport. I’m too short for volleyball and not patient enough for golf.
How often do you practice?5 – 8 hours on skates per week, 1- 3 hours outside endurance/yoga/strength training (trying to find more time for this but work gets in the way)
Choosing decent roller derby skates always throws up LOADS of choices.
I went for the Riedell R3’s over the Rio Rollers, (the Rios seem to be the favourite skate for people testing the water!) I figured that spending £40 on a pair and then upgrading to£115 skates a month or so down the line was false economy! I checked ebay and there weren’t any on there so that made the decision easier, if I didn’t get on with this whole Roller Derby lark they’d be easy to sell on once I got better and chose to upgrade to an even better skate once I become awesome!
I’ve had them for about 10 months now and they’re serving me well! I got the white ones with pink wheels as I thought they looked prettier than the black ones!!
Although they were cool … Read More »