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Jam Packed, Jammer packed, Pack Is Here! Yes Derby Filled To The Brim!!!

Posted on 13th January, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby. No Comments

Well hi there! Long time no read!

I haven’t written a blog since New Years Eve!!!! I try and write one a week but my life has been jam packed! (Jam packed, jammer packed pack is here! Yes Derby filled to the brim!)

We’ve all been training hard since the return from our Xmas break. We’ve been pushed, pulled,squashed,hit,crunched and all manner of moves that have raised our cardio and agility on the track (plus I think we all wanted to work off some of the boxes of chocolates we consumed over the Xmas period!)

Seems others have been discovering the benefits of  the Derby Workout too! ABC News picked up on it on Good morning America. Check out this link to see their reporter in action! Our training sesh’s are somewhat a bit more extreme but that’s why we LOVE it!

Our … Read More »



Scabs Knee Gaskets

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

Scabs Knee Gaskets

As mentioned in my earlier post (Scabs Knee Pad Review) I think the size of my knees comes somewhere in the middle of Small/Medium and Large in the Scabs Elites so I needed a little extra padding underneath to keep them firmly in place. I shopped around and found some Scabs knee gaskets for £27.99. I went for a medium as I didn’t want them to cut off circulation but I also wanted them to give me firm protection and not move around. When they arrived they had Velcro on the top front and bottom front so that they stick to the knee pads. These bad boys weren’t going anywhere and I couldn’t be without them.

After a couple of weeks wear I found that the stitching was coming away from the seams. I have been very careful … 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 »


Getting the Right Kit

Posted on 24th May, by Martin in pads, Roller Derby. No Comments

Ok , so to start with I wasn’t sure whether this was the sport for me. So I didn’t spend a massive amount on kit. I just got all of the bits that I needed to start the training sessions and reduce injury.

As I hadn’t been on skates before I thought it would be fair to assume that me and the floor would be spending a lot more time together. So I defiantly needed something.

Tip: Some teams will have spare kit that you can hire out from them but find out first or you may have to sit out on the training sessions.

So I managed to borrow a helmet which was ideal as I wasn’t too happy about trying to skate around without one on. It is always best to get your own helmet as they take the … Read More »




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