Bled Zeppelin - #618
Riedell Skate Setup:
- Boots: Custom Riedell Solaris
- Plates: PowerDyne Arius Platinum
- Cushions: PowerDyne Arius Split Butterfly - Yellow/Green 86A
- Bearings: KwiK Zenith
- Wheels: Radar Halo Pink 93A
- Gear Bag: Radar Rolling Gear Bag
Years Playing Derby: 6 years
Current Team(s) Skating For:
- St. Louis Gatekeepsers - St. Louis, MO
- Men's Team USA
Why I choose to skate Riedell:
I started out on Riedell in my derby career and loved the fit from day one. I like that are light weight and durable. When I first started skating on them I was over 300 pounds and I was hard on them day in and day out, they can take that kind of beating they are definitely something I’m proud to roll on.
What I love about Roller Derby:
There is something special about roller derby, I’ve been part of a lot of team sports but in this sports the camaraderie between teammates is something special like nothing in any other sport. And it’s a great feeling hanging out with your best bros and getting to knock down opponents while repping your city across your chest.
One piece of derby advice for someone just starting out:
Get out there and have fun and don’t sweat the little stuff. Don’t worry about penalties, letting people down, or making mistakes. Everyone starts somewhere and you will get there faster than you think. Remember you’re here with your buds enjoy yourself and remember why you started playing in the first place.
My best derby memory:
My favorite derby memory would have to be 2015 MRDA Champs held in St. Louis when we (the STL Gatekeepers) won our first championship. It was an unreal feeling winning #1 in front of our home crowd in our house. Getting to hold the trophy up high with your team was the best feeling ever.
What I consider to be my super power:
The ability to destroy sleeves!