Tag: starters


Fuzzy Fresh Meat Tummies, Feeling The Burn & A Boomin Moomin!

Posted on 14th September, by Flash Bo-Dash in Roller Derby. No Comments

Wuaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhyeahhhhhhhaaaa!

😆 😥 😳 😆

Tomorrow is 15th September 2012 and I am about to play in my first Roller Derby bout as a Fairy!!!! (yes the silver comment in my last blog gave the game away away a bit) I will be up against a team of Scaries, in the warm up bout for SRT (Severn Roller Torrent) Vs S.W.A.T (South West Angels Of Terror)

My opening exclamation sums up how I am feeling! I’m sitting here racking my brain trying to think back to the beginning so I can tell you about my Fresh Meat experiences but today its hard to remember as all I can think about is tomorrow. It’s such a life encompassing, exhilarating and exciting experience and it has been since I was picked for the team. I’ve found it hard not to think … Read More »



Vamperia 77 – Pads for Starters

Posted on 7th June, by Martin in elbow pads. No Comments

When setting out to buy my first set of pads we were advised by our coach to spend more on them than anything else to begin with as safety was the most important thing!

I, as most of our new team did, decided to go for the triple pack pads though, the favourite being the SFR white ones with pink stitching for £24.99. We soon realised that this was most certainly not the best option we could have gone for! The knee and elbow pads offered very little protection. The first thing I upgraded was the knee pads. I went for a pair of TSG All Terrains. They are very good and I managed to get a brand new pair on eBay for £14, (apparently normal rrp is £35), they didn’t break the bank but are very comfortable and do an … Read More »




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