Juke Boxx - #18
Photo courtesy of Zakas Photography
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
- Footbed: R-Fit
- Gear Bag: Riedell Backpack
Years Playing Derby: 10 years
Current Team(s) Skating For:
- London Rollergirls - London, UK
- USA Roller Derby
Why I choose to skate Riedell:
Riedell makes really great quality products, and I personally really like the company. Specifically I like the people that work there- friendly and helpful! Riedell has been the brand I’ve skated on my entire life, since skating as a youngster in the roller rink. And despite being around for so many years, they are always trying to innovate skating gear. I really appreciate that!
What I love about Roller Derby:
Roller derby brings many things to my life - sports and friendships. The friendships of teammates and opponents will last me a lifetime! As for the sport, I love to work in a team and be a part of something bigger than just myself. Beyond that, I love that the sport is complicated and physical. It also pushes the boundaries of female representation in sports and encourages empowerment. It has changed my life in so many ways and helped to mold me as a person. Finally, I really love to skate fast and hit people - no rush like it
One piece of derby advice for someone just starting out:
No matter how the rules change the strategy and the game, skating will always be important. Work on your skating skill because it will make your strategy better! No excuses, just skate more!
My best derby memory:
Ah so many to chose from... I’d have to say my favorite memory was when my teammate Die Die won the WFTDA tourney MVP at Jacksonville in 2015. She was SO surprised and we just had such a lovefest about her winning. It was so well earned and it encapsulated how I felt about that team that year.
What I consider to be my super power:
Hmm, my super power is probably my ability to make a variety of really perfect breakfast foods - omelets, pancakes, you name it!