Roller Derby Skater – Chewbash’er

Derby Name:
Chewbash’er

Derby Team:
Preston Roller Girls

Occupation:
Student Forensic Anthropologist

How long have you been skating?
Nearly 2 years

Why did you get involved in roller derby?
I watched Whip It! and bought some skates and kit on a whim!

How often do you practice?
I try to skate three times a week.

What Pads do you use?
I use 187 knees and elbows and Triple 8 hired hands wrist guards.

What Helmet do you use?
I currently use a basic SFR helmet but I want to upgrade to a hockey helmet with a visor because I get hit in the face a lot!

What skates do you use?
Antik AR1.

What were your first pair of skates?
Anarchy Mayhem.

Where did your nick name come from?
Star Wars! ~Chewbacca wail.

What is your favourite part about being a Roller girl?
Exercise that isn’t crap and boring!

Any top tips for up and coming Derby Superstars?
Do off skates! A lot! And if you ever get injured (I had shin splints), try and keep your fitness up as much as your injury will allow without hurting yourself more (I lifted and did lots of low impact core at home). And believe in yourself!



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