Skate Number: 5F
Playing Since: May 2009
Likes: NRG, flumps ,protein shakes, bunnies (they have sick juking skills)
Dislikes: Rude people, injuries, office jobs, broccoli.
Positions: Pivot, jammer, offensive blocker and generally darting around.
- When was your first bout? My first bout was Hadrian’s Brawl in April 2010 against ARRG’s Cannon Belles. It was NRG’s first bout ever. Everyone was so nervous it was unreal, but we were so tight and it was anyone’s bout until the last couple of jams where they eventually emerged victorious. Thinking back, we hadn’t a clue what we were doing, but we learned so much from it by muscling in and having a go!
- Who is your favourite player for Newcastle Roller Girls? Gah! What kind of question is that?! Von Sleaze is fab cuz she’s a real solid person on and off track. The team are really lucky to have her… you’ve also got Miss Wired who’s unabashed approach to trying everything is inspiring…then there’s Lone Danger who’s always cool as a cucumber (with awesome guns to boot)…and Missy Pow Pow who’s amazing attitude towards her training from day one has seen her turn into a fantastic blocker super quick…Gin because, in her own words; “my booty is faster than my feet”…Whippi has a great energy and Kalamity has killer ‘tude…Man, this is hard! I’m just listing people now! I could tell you heaps that I love about all of our skaters.
- Who is your favourite skater in the world? Smarty Pants from TXRD. She taught at the Blood and Thunder Bootcamp 2011 and was an amazing coach. She’s got a great sense of humour and a great philosophy about learning derby and life in general. She understands people and what it takes to take on a challenge and succeed. Any of the NRG girls will tell you I love talking about our feelings . I like to call it sport psyche – mostly it’s not. Anyways, her style really resonated with me. Oh yeah, and cuz she’s a mother licking demon on track.
- What is your proudest derby moment? Too many to choose. Possibly our first home bout. It was a big first from the team and we’d tirelessly training for it and promoting it with skaters on TV, radio and in the press. Still though, we had no idea what it would be like and whether everything would go to plan. When the doors opened, hundreds of people cascaded into the venue filling the bleachers and the balcony and the suicide seats. The team were so in sync on track and we skated to a belting victory to the insane screaming of our home fans. Throat lump stuff.
- What is your most embarrassing derby moment? Too many to choose!? Possible winner: One NRG scrimmage session, Bear delivered a devastatingly effective J-block when I was looking the other way. It lifted me right off my wheels onto my booty. My neck was thrown right back sharply and I thought I’d done some serious damage to my back. Lone Danger dutifully came over to check if I was ok and to let me know that, whilst it probably wasn’t my priority, the force of the fall had split my pants right up the booty. I couldn’t move my neck for about a week after but all we could talk about was the damage to my wardrobe rather than my spine.
- What’s your set up?
- Skates/Plates/Stoppers: 265s with Suregrip DA-45 Invader plate and Gumball toe stops
- Wheels: Jukes 2, 93A and 88A Pushers
- Pads: Protech knees, 187 elbows and Triple 8 Hired Hands.
…always window shopping though!