Juke Boxx - #18
Riedell Skate Setup:
- Boots: Custom Riedell Solaris
- Plates: PowerDyne Arius Platinum
- Cushions: PowerDyne Arius Split Butterfly Cushion - Royal Blue (89A)
- Bearings: KwiK Ceramic
- Wheels: Radar Halo Orange 86A
- Gear Bag: Riedell Backpack
Years Playing Derby: 8 years
Position: Blocker and Jammer
Current Team(s) Skating For:
- London Rollergirls London Brawling - London, United Kingdom
- Team USA
Why I Skate Riedell:
There are a lot of reasons, but the first and foremost would be that I really love the company. They really do care about the products they put out on the market, and time and time again, it’s really good stuff. It was also a pretty simple choice for me because I have been skating on Riedell’s my entire life. Maybe it’s nostalgic, but one of best birthday gifts was getting a pair of custom jam skating boots when I turned 16. When a company stays quality for that long, you know it’s a brand you can trust.
How I Got into Roller Derby:
I saw an ad online and didn’t know a thing about the sport. I grew up working at a roller rink and dabbled in jam skating and I also played soccer. I hadn’t even seen a bout when I tried out, I just missed skating and being on a team. Once I did contact, I never looked back, and here I am 7 years later, still in love with derby!
I usually have a nice big breakfast and spend the day doing things that keep me nice and calm. I typically try to stay relaxed, have a shower, and get to the venue with plenty of time. We do off-skates warmup as a team, and I am typically always listening to Queen. After our on-skates warmup, I spend some time doing some fun skating, listening to poppy music to remind me how much I love to skate. I play the best when I’m having fun, and feel like I’m making a montage :).
Favorite Thing(s) To Do Outside of Derby:
Sleep and Eat. In all seriousness, I really am a total foodie and love to cook! I also love catching my zz’s and am a much happier person when I get my 8 hours. I guess more interesting facts would be that I have a passion for photography, drawing, and dodgeball on skates.