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Old 05-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #55
Squid Vicious
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Join Date: May 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Height: 5'2

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I play for Penn Jersey Roller Derby in Philly. Banked track, co-ed. I LOVE it.

I use the Reidell R3's. They're decent beginner skates that run around 120. Roller Girl Skates has a great sizing guide on their website. My helmet is Triple 8, elbow and wrist guards a cheapies, and my knee pads are Protech.

The thing I REALLY want are new wheels, but they're expensive and I don't know exactly what I want.

As for skating at a rink, I now wear my kneepads religiously when I skate. Falling on your knees hurts a lot. If I'm just at an open skate I don't worry about any of my other gear, because I'm not blocking or racing. The knee pads are just in case I take an unexpected spill.

Derby is also my main form of exercise. We have practices 2-5 times a week, one of which is an open to the public derby workout that does work on and off skates.
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