Tui Lyon - #88
Riedell Skate Setup:
- Boots: Custom Riedell Solaris Hybrid
- Plates: PowerDyne Arius Platinum
- Cushions: PowerDyne Arius Split Butterfly Cushions - Yellow-Green (86A)
- Bearings: KwiK Ceramic
- Toe Stop: PowerDyne Jupiter
- Wheels: Radar Presto 91A (Yellow)
- Gear Bag: Riedell Travel Bag
Years Playing Derby: 10 years
Current Team(s) Skating For:
- Angel City Derby, Hollywood Scarlets - Los Angeles, CA
- Team Australia
Position: Pivot and Blocker
Why I choose to skate Riedell:
Because I deserve to skate in the best. Riedell is a family business with a global reach. They are passionate about supporting the growth of roller derby worldwide, so I am thrilled to be associated with that legacy.
I also love the customizable options that Riedell offers, having rainbows on my skates makes my heart happy!
What I love about Roller Derby:
The instant community it provides for you! I have played roller derby on three continents and in every place I have been thrown into an amazing family of people willing to support me. I don’t know any other communities that open their arms to individuals like roller derby does. I also love that it’s a space that celebrates strong women. As someone who’s been typically too big for society’s beauty standards, I love that I am now a part of a community that celebrates and values all the things about my body that the world doesn’t.
One piece of derby advice for someone just starting out:
Have grit, and if you don’t have it, find it. It won’t be an easy road, you will injure yourself, you will feel rejection, you will want to quit…but if you just keep going and push past those barriers, you will be able to embrace one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. What doesn’t kill us REALLY does make us stronger and a big part of my strength in character comes from my experiences in roller derby.
My best derby memory:
My favorite moments in derby are not always great wings, but often moments of solidarity and camaraderie between my teammates and I. Small moments at training when we are all together, laughing and being silly. Friendship is always a key part of my most treasured derby moments.
What I consider to be my super power:
I always try to be there for my jammers and be an offensive super hero for them! Making holes in walls where there were no holes before!