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So we tried Roller Derby Bowling the other day.....
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This is my new setup. Bont Vaypor carbon boots, Pilot Falcon Plus Plates and Rollerbones Turbo wheels. I have had it for about 2 months but only skated on them 6/7 times. But time for a review anyway. ...and yes I'm aware they are an incredibly ugly colour ;-)

For reference I have come from a set of Riedell Vixens with the Powerdyne Triton plate and Atom Stinger wheels.

The Big difference between the setups is weight. If my bathroom scales are to be believed the Vixens weigh in at 1.5kg and the Bont Vaypor carbon setup 750grams. This difference took quite a while to get used to.

Of the new setup I'm most disappointed with the Vaypor carbons while light and comfortable (if a little hard) I'm experiencing quite a lot of heel lift the other option being that I pull the straps so tight no blood flows to the foot. Also I found they scuff really easy so make sure you tape them up or get toe covers. I'm not sure if this is also true for the kangaroo leather versions.

The pilot falcon plate I'm super happy with. Very agile and snaps quickly back. I love the adjustable lock nut. It makes it a lot easier to adjust each skate exactly the same. The plate has helped my backwards skating enormously. It also comes with a nice set of tools to adjust the plate with.

Rollerbones turbo wheels 88a inside 92a outside . I'm also quite pleased with them. They are very light and for my home floor(polished/dusty wood) give just enough grip or slide. However they are bloody expensive and I suspect I could have got a similar result cheaper. But they matched the boots!

Hope that helps someone!
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Hey guys I just want to draw your attention to this awesome set of videos by Bitches Bruze. Really useful if your a freshie or rookie.

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Yesterday was the It's A Small World Tournament in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands. 6 Teams that might not usually have a enough players to field a team we invited to compete. The eventual winners were Groningen Northern Lights.   #rollerderby   #derbylove   
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Photos from the It's a Small World Tournament held in Valkenswaard in the Netherlands. 

*Players and Teams that attended feel free to use the photos on your own websites or social media.

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Real grass roots #rollerderby  in from Zuid Limburg and  Liege. Played in a hall at just above zero degrees C. #hardcore   #PinkPeril   #Holywheels  
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I just read this very helpful post on Pack Definition and Bridging. I thought it might be handy for some of you.
Our resident refs, Skew and Drew, were helping lead our midweek coaching session this week.  Often when you're skating so much is going on immediately around you that you can't see the wood for the trees.  Seeing things from ...
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This is terrible journalism designed to upset you. Google's program and the data we have are cause for great optimism, and at this point, only optimism.
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A bit flashy .... but nice none the less 
 
Check out these full custom boots that were recently finished for Riedell Superstar Wild Cherri​. They turned out awesome! #Riedell #ColorLab
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iF anyone feels like coming to watch some #rollerderby  and you're in the area. Feel free to come and watch Me and the guys play.

Holy Wheels Menace from Liège‎DoubleHeader - HWM Vs. La Meute (Metz B) & Vî-Kings Vs. Graouwheels - 2 Matchs de Roller Derby
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Real grass roots #rollerderby  in from Zuid Limburg and  Liege. Played in a hall at just above zero degrees C. #hardcore   #PinkPeril   #Holywheels  
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Ok a follow on from my last post about bridging. Here is a great example with  Team Wales Vs Scotland. The video does not start in the correct place so use this link http://youtu.be/eAiSXFe6plM?t=37m53s
Once Scotland's Jammer gets released from the penalty box. Wales Initially Wall up with four Blockers and as you see in the video. One of the Welsh Blockers drops off to form the Bridge just before they get pushed back 10ft. 

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