Wednesday, May 4, 2011

To The Roller Derby!

I may be taking my next field trip tonight. Where to? Why, the roller derby, of course.

The Harrisburg Area Roller Derby (or H.A.R.D.) is having their recruitment night this evening.

Now who to try out for? The Nuclear Knockouts? The Fallout Femmes? I think I may be leaning towards the Atomic City Rollergirls. Mainly because their colors match my motorcycle.

Roller derby - not to be confused with Rollerball, which used motorcycles, so you know I had to be interested in that too.

I have to admit, I didn't know much about roller derby before a few days ago. So, what was an ill-informed twenty-first century gnome to do? Duh. Wikipedia! (You thought it'd be a trick question, didn't you?) Anyway, here's what wiki has to say:

Contemporary roller derby is an American-invented contact sport with roots in sports entertainment. The game is based on formation roller skating around an oval track by two teams. Points are scored when the designated scoring player (the "jammer") of a given team laps members of the opposing team;[1] hence offense and defense typically occur simultaneously.

So the jammer gets flung forward around the track, trying to get past the opposing team as they block and try to get their jammer past first.

This is definitely a full contact sport.

These gals have spunk, style and stamina. What's not to like? I just hope they'll give me a tryout, even though I'm only three foot nine (with the pointy hat).

And besides . . .


M.J. Fifield said...

I'd end up taking myself out. Hope you had a great time...

Ava Quinn said...

LOL, M. Alsas it was not in the cards. I had trouble with this pesky lo-jack attached to my ankle and couldn't get free to go. Those urchins of mine are strict wardens!

But I'm sneaking out, next time!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

Okay, if you DO get out there and make a team, will you be wearing the merry widow with gartered thigh-high stockings, or stick with the Manga look? :)

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

I hate when Blogger doesn't allow me to subscribe to comments. :(

Ava Quinn said...

I'd probably stick with the Manga look, though my Sailor Moon buns wouldn't fit under the helmet.

Neither would my pointy hat, for that matter.

Maybe I could get some weave extensions and glue them to the outside of the helmet. Hmmmm. There's some possibilities there . . .

Missed you Saturday!

But I'll see you Thursday night!!!!

Natalie J. Damschroder said...

OMG, the buns on the helmet! *dies laughing* You'd look awesome.

I missed you guys, too! :( Hopefully will make June, but holy god, I can't wait until Thursday! :)

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