Bust heads and toss wheels: RollerCon 2007
I am not in any way an athlete, but I did have a brief career in figure skating that was ended by a tragic backyard-swing accident (I broke my leg). Since then I've harboured a love for any sport that requires someone to strap things to their feet in order to move faster (hockey, skating, et. al.). I also like it when girls beat the crap out of each other--on the playing field of course--so what more perfect sport could their be than roller derby? None, I say!
Enter RollerCon 2007, the answer to all that ails: teams of roller derbying mavens from across the US take each other out in the roller rinks of Vegas. Sigh. How satisfying.
If you love roller derby, you know that magic happens when rollergirls get together. Well, picture this: over 1,000 rollergirls from all over the world, all gathering in Las Vegas to share some stories, raise some hell and get their skate on. RollerCon ‘07 is the third annual “meeting of the wheels” and it just gets better every year.
SCDG will be attending RollerCon 2007 in Las Vegas, August 8-12. We are so excited to rub elbow-pads with our sisters from all over the world... and then knock them down. And then party with them!
Planning to participate in the Flamingo Banks Pickup Scrimmages at RollerCon ‘07? You’ll want to become familiar with the etiquette for these scrimmages. Read on for the full details.
Open Scrimmage Etiquette
Everyone knows there’s a difference between open scrimmages and bouts, but sometimes its hard to put your finger on what it is.
Open scrimmages are not “rules specific.” The scrimmages are played with the equivalent of street basketball rules compared to NBA. Maybe there will be refs. Maybe they’ll call penalties. But mostly you’re just going to skate around in circles and rely on your own judgement and a heapin helping of the Douchebag Rule.
The Douchebag Rule
Pretty simple: Don’t be one. If you’re not sure if doing something is a douchebag move – it probably is. Err on the side of caution.