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Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Roller Derby

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Sunday April 1, 2012 / 3:30pm (Season 2 Bout 2)
Tilted Thunder Rail Birds Roller Derby
1 ticket
General Admission Adult

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The first bout pitted 2 teams that looked new to the sport. They did not make real use of the track and have any offensive or defensive schemes. Other then the jammers the blockers just seemed to stay together and haphazardly bounce off eachother. With practise and more fitness I am sure they will get better. The last 2 teams which sadly did not have much of a crowed left after the first bout were much better. You could see the rise in skill level of all skaters just from the speed and movement of warm-ups. Thankfully I decided to wait to watch the bout once I saw the warm ups. This ladies were aggressive and contfident in their skating. Both teams for the most part took great use of the speed advantage and visibility of the field the bank gives the Pivot and Jammer. I even saw use of plays to set up the jammer for scoring and plays to set up the defense for stopping the same. I will go again. I brought 6 friends and family with me and all said they would also return again. Although probably to see the better teams play. The better 2 teams would match up well with any Rat City Team.

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