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Got to start somewhere...right?

Postby Fleetwood Smack » 27 Mar 2013, 17:54

Hi all,

I'm new here. New to derby, new new newbie. I recently bit the bullet and bought some skates and want to get involved. Today, I went out on my skates (if anyone happened to be in Victoria Park today, you may have seen me, aka Bambi on ice).

I really want to come along to drop in derby - but it's the first time in 20 years I've been on skates.

Does anyone have any advice for a derby newbie?

Thanks in advance..


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Re: Got to start somewhere...right?

Postby LilMissBloodlust » 27 Mar 2013, 19:51

Keep practising practicing.... And come along to drop in!
Watch some games, always a good way to learn!
Have fun!

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Re: Got to start somewhere...right?

Postby Thundercat Ho! » 27 Mar 2013, 20:37

Also, if you're coming to drop in, make sure you have knee, elbow and wrist pads and a helmet. You'll also.need a gumsheild once you're ready for contact. [url][/url]
Doesn't matter if you need help just with basic skating, we cater for all levels of skill, just ask anyone for a helping hand!
Next drop in is Thursday week, 4th April, all up to date info here:

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Re: Got to start somewhere...right?

Postby Dire Skates » 05 Aug 2013, 15:24

I've recently taken up Derby after having not been on skates for about 15 years and I can tell you that you wont come across a more supportive group of people! Come along to the drop in session, practice, practice, practice and you'll be away in no time.

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Re: Got to start somewhere...right?

Postby RuthlessStitch » 17 Aug 2013, 19:10

Hey Emily,

Im also the newest of new to all this. 26 yrs old and havent been on skates in 10 yrs. Not even gone outside in my kit yet.

I live in clifton but work in the centre.

Do you fancy skating together outside of drop in?


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