Alright, you have decided you want to be a derby girl today or maybe you are still exploring your options? We have compiled a list of things new derby grrrls AKA Fresh Meat, would need to know and cool links you can check out for more detailed information.
Every derby grrrl would need the following to train. Approach us if you need to order derby equipment, as we do bulk orders from our suppliers and split the shipping costs.
- Skates (Sure-Grip, Riedell, Atlas, Roll-Line, Answer (Matter, Atom)
- Helmet (Triple-8, Protec)
- Wrist Guards
- Elbow Guards
- Knee Guards
- Mouth Guard
Depending on your budget and the level of your commitment, we highly recommend a little research before spending. For more detailed information: Click here
Derby trainings require a high level of fitness. Most of the girls have never done a sport before derby but that didn’t keep them away! To keep us in shape and to prevent ourselves from getting any unwanted injuries, we include cardiovascular endurance exercises, strength training exercises and lots and lots of stretching. So be prepared to break a sweat!
All derby girls get to choose a derby name. Like a superhero or an alter-ego, you can pick one that identifies you and makes you stand out from the crowd. However, you have to visit the International Derby Roster to ensure you don’t pick the same name as someone else. Derby grrrls take their originality very seriously!
So, ready to be a Chilli Padi?