Sunbird (jediwitch) wrote in thequestionclub,

Any of you guys into roller derby?

I just saw my first bout on Saturday (it was the championship, TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls, the Hellcats against the Cherry Bombs, Hellcats won!) and it was just about the most awesome, exciting thing I've ever seen! I think I'm hooked, and once the season starts again in January, my buds and I plan to make it a regular thing to go watch. I also think I'd like to start roller skating myself (not necessarily to become a roller derby girl myself, but if I'm good at it, who knows?). It looks like fun and a good way to work out, but I don't want to spend a lot of money on skates and pads and such only to find out I suck at it or don't actually enjoy it. Is it common for skate shops to rent out skates? I don't feel like a couple trips to a roller rink would give me an accurate feel of how much I'd actually like skating, I'd like to maybe rent a pair of skates for a month, try them out on my own, and see what it's like. Or maybe a roller rink would be the best way to go. I don't know. Any advice from someone with experience in that field would be welcome. :)

And if you have no idea about that, what would your rollergirl name be? Mine would be Sunny Burn. >:)
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