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Skater of the Month: Aim DeKill

Posted on December 8th, by demonic in Skater of the Month, SVRG Skaters. Comments Off

As the Captain of the KillaBytes, Aim DeKill set a gold standard. Our "Mama Byte" was a knowledgeable, supportive force on the track for the KillaBytes and when she skated with the Dot.Kamikazes. She pivoted with grace, and no matter how tough things got, she was there to offer an encouraging word--or pick off a blocker for you. Aim announced her retirement at our last home bout this November, but thankfully she will be sticking around to help coach our new recruits.

This is Aim's second Skater of the Month award. That's just how awesome she is. This time, I decided to give her the floor, so here is what she had to say:

Thank you for selecting me as Skater of the Month for a second time in two years. It's been my honor to skate with SVRG for the last ... Read More »

Skater of the Month: Postal Servix

Posted on May 18th, by demonic in Hall of Pain, Skater of the Month, SVRG Skaters. Comments Off

Postal Servix (formerly known as Secret Servix) is one of the KillaBytes' secret weapons. She's an all-around great skater with a jammer's speed and a blocker's killer hits (I can attest to this personally, having been knocked off my skates by one of her potent c-blocks!) Off the rink, she has helped coordinate volunteer opportunities for the team, including a demo at AchieveKids (where she teaches special needs students) and May's volunteer event, the Walk for Autism.

How did you get into roller derby?

I saw an ad on Craigslist and became obsessed with the subculture! I have always loved to skate, but never fit in with the traditional jocks.

What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?

I was a pretty good skater, but I wasn't very agile and my endurance sucked. I have NEVER played a ... Read More »

Skater of the Month: Steffen Razor

Posted on March 17th, by demonic in Skater of the Month, SVRG Skaters. Comments Off

March Skater of the Month Steffen Razor is known  for being fierce on the track and fierce in fashion. As an opponent, you never want to find yourself behind her or you might find yourself helplessly stuck by her persistent block (and secretly wondering, where did she get those cool looking pads/socks/skates?). She also holds a special place in my heart for helping me find my feet (er, skates) during my first couple of weeks with the team, generously giving me advice on everything from time management to gear, as well as a lot of personal attention with my skill development.

How did you get into roller derby?

I saw a show on A & E on the Lonestar Rollergirls and watched every week. Then I did a search for roller derby near me. I found the Bay Area ... Read More »

Skater of the Month: Aim DeKill

Posted on February 19th, by demonic in Skater of the Month, SVRG Skaters. Comments Off

Known for her studded belt and studly blocking, Aim DeKill is the type of force that makes the enemy cower. Not only can she deliver powerful hits that sends opponents flying, but she also has the kind of agility that keeps jammers desperately dancing in their efforts to break the pack. Off the track you'd be hard pressed to find a more hospitable and welcoming presence. Above is a picture of her flaunting her cooking skills at a recent SVRG community service event. Aim took the time to answer a few questions about her favorite sport.

How did you get into roller derby?

Thanks to our sister league, The B.ay A.rea D.erby Girls. They held several bouts during the 2007 Season at San Jose Civic Auditorium, and I caught one. I was hooked from the second I walked in the door.

What kind ... Read More »