Tui Lyon - #88

Riedell Superstar Tui Lyon
 

 
 
Riedell Skate Setup:
  • Boots: Custom Riedell Solaris
  • Plates: PowerDyne Arius Platinum
  • Cushions: PowerDyne Arius Split Cushions - Yellow-Green (86A)
  • BearingsKwiK Ceramic
  • Toe Stop: PowerDyne Jupiter
  • Wheels: Radar Presto 91A (Yellow)
  • Gear Bag: Riedell Travel Bag
Years Playing Derby: 8.5 years
 
Current Team(s) Skating For:
  • Angel City Derby Girls, Los Angeles, CA
Position: Pivot, Blocker
 
Why I Skate Riedell: 
Because every top athlete should have the best resources and equipment to support and aid the performance of their skills.
 
How I Got into Roller Derby:
Being a naturally aggressive angsty 20 year old, the sport was recommended to me by a friend who’d just watched roller derby for the first time. I had lunch with her and she proclaimed she’d found “the perfect sport for me”, she was right.
 
Pre-Bout Ritual:
I listen to really calming music to focus me and get me in a very zen state prior to games. I am naturally very aggressive so it’s important for me to calm my excitement about the game and focus on the control required to play well. If I don’t activly focus on being calm before a game I’ll go out onto the track like an energizer bunny and unnecessarily hit everyone around me, which will result in me exiting the game quite a lot earlier than I would prefer. 
 
Prior to a game you’ll usually find me in the change room with my eyes closed taking deep breaths listening to rainforest sounds.
 
Favorite Thing(s) To Do Outside of Derby:
PARTY! I like to celebrate the hard work I put into my derby career by letting loose on a dance floor, any dance floor! Outside of party times I’m very fond of crafts, making art, sewing, board games and skating bowls.
 
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