Thursday, April 28, 2011


Ugh...after last night's practice I feel kind of like a freshie ALL over again. I just switched out the cushions on my skates from a purple and yellow SG super combo to an all yellow combo and it made a very noticeable difference. It took a few laps to adjust and while I felt better on them by the end of the night and I noticed that my 92 Fugis didn't seem to slide quite as bad I think I need a bit more time on them before I start making more changes. I think I will try the orange tuners or maybe the green quickie stickies at some point though.

Overall practice was good last night. We did some pack skating and footwork, which Aeon Fox was kind enough to show me some tricks that I could use to improve my footwork immensely. YAY!!! <3 my derby wife! I didn't totally hate footwork after that and might start almost liking it. When we started scrimmaging it took a few rounds but eventually we started to coalesce into teams better than we had before and I had some good hits on jammers and several of our girls who have been primarily pivots or blockers are starting to come into their own as jammers. I don't know if I will ever get there, but I'll try. Endurance first though. DL<3!

Dixie von D.

1 comment:

  1. I also switched out my purple cushions for yellows the other night. I was expecting to feel really wobbly, but my skating actually felt smoother. Yay for cheap upgrades!