Derby Player Profile Tattooed Terror
Bristol Roller Derby
How long have you been skating?
Almost two years
Why did you get involved in roller derby?
It’s something that I read about in a magazine and thought it looked like fun. I was so excited when I found out that there was a league starting up in Bristol and went along with a couple of mates. I really didn’t know what expect!
How often do you practice?
6 hours a week (split in to 3 sessions as I’m on the travel team too)
What Pads do you use?
I have recently started using Atom Armor Elite knee pads 2.0, I choose them as they are less bulky than other pads on the market.
What Helmet do you use?
The make is Bell, the design is called After Supper and covered in Jim Phillips art work. I didn’t choose Bell for any particular reason, I just loved the art work.
What skates do you use?
Riedell She Devil with Stalker and Breaker Heartless Wheels.
What were your first pair of skates?
I skated as a kid so had some little disco skates, which were fluorescent pink and green! When joining Derby as I said before I didn’t know what to expect and wasn’t sure if I’d stick with it, so bought some artistic skates on Ebay!!
Where did your nick name come from?
One of my friends came up with it, I’m not very creative so couldn’t come up with anything, So I posted on Facebook that I was looking for a Derby name and she came up with it, I loved it as soon as I heard it. My team mates call me Terror.
What is your favourite part about being a Roller girl?
I don’t think I have a favourite part! I have lots of personal reasons like it has made me feel more confident in my own skin and am much fitter. There is also the social aspect; I have made some awesome friends and met some very awesome skaters from all over the world!
Any top tips for up and coming Derby Superstars?
It will totally take over your life and you will find yourself saying I’m sorry I can’t, I’ve got practice. Stay committed, be prepared to push yourself and keep trying.