If you’ve ever tried to stabilize a wall while skating backwards, you know that eventually, your wall will fall apart—usually when you hit an apex, and the jammer uses the track momentum to try and squeeze through your wall. The trick is to be flexible. Stabilizers should be able to turn and…
One of the things I admire so much about Texas is their ability to “hand off” jammers from one blocker to the next. Here, Smarty Pants keeps contact with the jammer juuuuust long enough so that her other blocker can get a touch; once she does so, Smarty can stabilize her blocker and build an effective two-wall.
Just because your buddy didn’t land that hit on the opposing jammer, it doesn’t mean you’re out of luck. If she’s still in the engagement zone, there’s nothing to lose by trying to catch her and slow her down (or even knock her out). Don’t give up too early.
Teflon Donna: She’s allllllways watching.
HUGE apex jump by V-Diva at D1 Playoffs in Richmond.
Sliding up the inside line.
(Men’s derby gifs sadly won’t be quite as high quality as the video doesn’t have as many angles as a WFTDA.tv game. But I’m going to try to grab examples of great play regardless.)
(From the 2013 Maelstrom vs NYSE Mohawk Valley Cup game.)
I love the guy calling the track cut that didn’t happen.
Now this is how you start a power jam.