Roller Derby - Hey Cathleen!!!!

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Postby mnp13 » June 10th, 2011, 10:55 pm

So, I've been wanting to shoot at one of the roller derby bouts for a while, but they have not been on days when I can go. I finally got a press pass! Woo Hoo!

I don't know a whole lot about the sport, so I need some pointers on what to look for / where / when the action is. It's a double header so hopefully I'll get something good, but I'm flying blind at this point so anything will be helpful!
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Postby BullyLady » June 11th, 2011, 2:41 am

Ooooh YAAAAAY!

The most action centers around the jammer. She scores all points for the team, she does this by lapping the pack (group of eight girls, four from each team, blockers) and scores a point for every girl she passes. While she's in the pack, follow her. Blockers will be smacking into each other keeping opposing blockers away from their jammer, or slamming into the opposing jammer. When the jammer isn't in the pack you can get some good shots of her speed skating. You can also get good shots of the blockers jockeying for position within the pack while waiting for her to come back around.

Umm.... that's all I can think of for now, I will come back if I think of more! I'm so excited for you, you will have a blast!

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Postby copperlegend » June 11th, 2011, 6:54 am

I'm assuming it's the one at the Dome. We've been to a few, and I know a few of the girls on the teams. It's pretty exciting. Listen to the commentary, they explain a lot of what's going on and where the action is.

The jammers have star helmet covers if I recall correctly, so they're easy to spot.
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Postby mnp13 » June 11th, 2011, 8:20 am

Yes, the one at the dome. Tonight at 6.

And um... What do spectators wear ? :oops:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » June 11th, 2011, 8:48 am

The one I went to was super informal. Not really a dress code. :wink:
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Postby mnp13 » June 11th, 2011, 12:29 pm

Well the only difference between the afternoon outfit and the roller derby will be skirt to shorts and heels to my Keens

Might leave the pearls on! Lol
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Postby BullyLady » June 11th, 2011, 2:41 pm

mnp13 wrote:Well the only difference between the afternoon outfit and the roller derby will be skirt to shorts and heels to my Keens

Might leave the pearls on! Lol


Sounds perfect! lol =)

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Oh, and yea, the jammer has a star panty on her helmet.
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Postby mnp13 » June 11th, 2011, 8:10 pm

This is NUTS!!!

I got this one shot of this tiny jammer cleaning the clock of the giant woman who is... disliked. All that's in the photo os the one girl's skate in the air.
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Postby BullyLady » June 12th, 2011, 3:53 pm

mnp13 wrote:This is NUTS!!!

I got this one shot of this tiny jammer cleaning the clock of the giant woman who is... disliked. All that's in the photo os the one girl's skate in the air.



That's AWESOME!!! I want to see pics when you are done!!
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Postby mnp13 » June 13th, 2011, 12:23 pm

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Postby BullyLady » June 13th, 2011, 4:34 pm

Aaaaahahahaha, she went DOWN! And jammer blocking, that's pretty cool! :)
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