I’m not talking about the big, death-defying leaps. I’m talking about practical apex jumping (like you see here). Sometimes you need to be able to hop around an opponent, or over them (or both), and that requires knowing how to jump.
And it’s not just a jammer skill. There are lots of really scary blockers who use apex jumps—sometimes even clockwise apex jumps—to chase after or run back an opponent.
go go go!
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Final scores from Defend the Palace yesterday:
Brawl Saints 215 - 130 Glasgow Roller Derby
Brawling 500 - 30 Tiger Bay Brawlers
Thank you to both teams for coming down, to Lush for helping us support #signoflove, to our own and the visiting NSOs and refs, and of course everyone who came and watched and cheered and drank the bar dry three times!
We’d love to hear any feedback you have on our new venue - we thought it was pretty fab!
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LRG and London Brawling would like to say a HUGE thank you for all the support we received this season from everyone in the roller derby community worldwide. We have been constantly overwhelmed by every single back, every single penny and every single message that you guys have shared with us.
Champs was an incredible experience and we learnt a LOT, every year it feels like we take a step closer to being the best team we can be and we haven’t stopped learning or striving for that just yet!! And I doubt we ever will - so we’re looking forward to next season already but do come and see us in our final bout of this season on November 30th where we’ll show off some of the skillz we’ve been working on all season and give you a high five for coming along on this crazy ride with us!
Thanks a million.
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A narrow defeat (15 points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) to Atlanta means we will have to win all the after parties instead.
A HEARTFELT THANKYOU to everyone for:
+Donating money so Brawling could get across the pond and represent Europe
+Showing support and backing Brawling
+Showing support via the WHOLE INTERNET and crashing DNN
From Derby News Network: After going up 100-38 in the first half, 4 seed London lost their whole lead in the second but managed to take it back and then hold off a fierce last jam rally from 5 seed Rose City to win 193-190. At the end of the game, emotions were running somewhat high, as captured by Dave Wood here.
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