Blaque Jac - #21

  Phil Lackey
 

 
 
Riedell Skate Setup:
  • Boots: Custom Riedell Solaris
  • Plates: PowerDyne Reactor Pro Series
  • Cushions: PowerDyne Magic Cushions
  • Toe Stop: PowerDyne Jupiter
  • Wheels: Radar Halo 86A Orange and 95A Blue
  • Bearings: KwiK Swiss Nitride
  • Gear Bag: Riedell RXT Backpack and Riedell Wheeled Travel Bag
Years Skating:  11 years
 
Hometown:  Sarasota, FL; Currently living in Atlanta, GA
 
Skating Style:  Roller Derby
 
Why I choose to skate Riedell: 
I skate Riedell because they are always looking to improve their skates and products for us, the skater. The comfort of the skates and the ability to create your skate is top-notch. 
 
If you were stranded on island that luckily had a skating rink, other than your Riedell skates, what is one item that you would want to have with you?
Unlimited supply of pineapples!
 
What motivates you to be the best skater you can be? 
The thing that motivates me to be the best skater I can be is my happiness. if I didn't enjoy what I do then I’m not going to give it all I got.
 
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who eat with their mouth open and who sneeze without covering their mouth.
 
Which 3 individuals, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most?
My Mother, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Oprah.
 
If you could write a book about your life, what would the title be and why?
"Two Lives, One Body" - Thinking about all the years I've played this sport, no really know the other side of me. I at times put some of my personal life in the socials. There's a lot people don't know. Although I think some of it may be boring there's really exciting and difficult things that can be a lesson or a teachable moment for someone else about overcoming obstacles.
 
At practice, what is one skating maneuver you are currently working on to get better at? 
One thing that I’m currently working on is forward-facing blocking aka Booty Blocking. I’ve become one of those skaters that will face block every chance that I get. So working on that and footwork with it. 
 
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