Derby Player Profile – Insane Bolt

Roller Derby Player - Insane-BoltDerby Name: Insane Bolt

Derby Team: South West Angels of Terror (S.W.A.T Roller Derby) South West England

Occupation: PhD Student (I don’t want a real job)

How long have you been skating? 17 months

Why did you get involved in roller derby? I was looking for a new and exciting sport (I had done all of the traditional ones), and saw an article in the paper about Bristol Roller Derby, and thought it looked really fun and interesting, so looked to find a team in Exeter.

How often do you practice? I usually practice 4 times a week (8 hours in total).

What Pads do you use? I use ProDesigned knee pads and wrist guards, and Smith Scabs elbow pads.

What Helmet do you use? I use a Giro Section helmet (and my bout helmet has been glitterfied).

What skates do you use? I use custom Antik AR1 skates with Snyder Royal plates and Reckless Evader wheels. And I love them!

What were your first pair of skates? My first pair of derby skates were Suregrip Boxers, they served me well for 6 months but I couldn’t go back to them now!

Where did your nick name come from? It was just a bolt of inspiration! I love sports, especially the Olympics and Usain Bolt is an absolute legend so I am proud to be named after him!

What is your favourite part about being a Roller girl? I love my teammates and the banter, and I love pushing the limits of what I think is possible and trying something new every session.

Any top tips for up and coming Derby Superstars? Try everything, push through the fear boundary what’s the worst that can happen you are fully padded-up! Have fun with it get creative!

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