1. The 15th figure

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    April 15, 2014 by alinedecat

    A team roster is made of 14 skaters, that, we all agree on. But does that mean it is made …
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  2. Checklist for a successful T-stop

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    March 2, 2014 by alinedecat

    First of all, congratulations to  Rena Nicely Wolf from Jacksonville RollerGirls who won the Valentine pack from my last entry! I have been …
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  3. Be my Valentine!

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    February 9, 2014 by alinedecat

    Hi guys! So, less than a week left before Valentine’s day, and since I have no derby wife (yet?), here …
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  4. Transitions – 4 common issues to the mohawk and how to fix it

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    January 20, 2014 by alinedecat

    For the apprentice skater, there are some skills that are often considered as passing a level when mastered. The standard …
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  5. Additional and advanced skills: The 3-step

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    December 31, 2013 by alinedecat

    The 3-step, or walz-step, is a figure from figure skating, and also a key-element in agility. We call it a …
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  6. About naming things (and the time you will save by doing it)

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    November 19, 2013 by alinedecat

    There are elements of roller derby, or rollerskating, or even skating in general that are identifiable by all skaters quite …
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  7. Remember how precious these moments are (submission by Crystal Cutt)

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    September 25, 2013 by alinedecat

    Crystal Cutt from Columbia Quad Squad asked me to share this very intimate text, she wrote this for her former …
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