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Kathleen

Kathleen "Smack Mamba" Macias Joins the Team

September 25, 2018

Her true passion is in park skating! Four years ago she saw the Chicks in Bowls movement beginning and wanted to be a part of things! She started the CIB Virginia chapter in 2014 and has been travelling the east coast ever since.
Kathleen believes skating has brought out her best self and she tries to incorporate her skating with community outreach projects.
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Welcome Lauren Bertelli / Winona Grynder

Welcome Lauren Bertelli / Winona Grynder

September 23, 2018

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Philipp Schmid

Philipp Schmid joins the Better Bearings Team

September 21, 2018

Philipp hails from Germany but has pitched his tent in Cape Town, South Africa for the past 10 years. The endless summer at the tip of Africa has the former aggressive inline skater in awe of every sunset under the iconic beauty of Table Mountain. When not practising roller derby with Team Germany you can find him shredding some urban outdoor spots or local skate parks.

Check out his Instagram here

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Better Bearings is proud to announce Drama Mama as part of their skate team

Better Bearings is proud to announce Drama Mama as part of their skate team

September 18, 2018

She fell in love with park skating first and then started Roller Derby. She has said, “park skating makes me a better derby player and playing derby makes me a better park skater; so if you don’t find me on the track, come find me on the ramps!”
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Welcome MickyMoo Skater Girl

Welcome MickyMoo Skater Girl

September 18, 2018

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Stacey Short has joined the Better Bearings Team

Stacey Short has joined the Better Bearings Team

September 16, 2018

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Harry Smyles at The Great Southern Slam

Harry Smyles at The Great Southern Slam

August 24, 2018

We caught up with Harry Smyles at The Great Southern Slam and chatted to her about playing Roller Derby. Check it out. 
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Welcome KYLE HAMILTON!!!

Welcome KYLE HAMILTON!!!

August 15, 2018

He has been roller skating since the age of 2 and plans on skating till he is 102. Roller hockey was his main sport growing up where he played in first national championships at the young age of 5. In the under 17 division he went on to play for New Zealand at every age group and made the New Zealand  Men's team when he was just 16 years old.
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Baby Girl Dee joins the Better Bearings Team

Baby Girl Dee joins the Better Bearings Team

August 14, 2018

Baby Girl Dee is 22-year-old queer artist, activist, creator, loud mouth opinionated Xingona & ROLLER SKATER born & raised in East Oakland California. In September 2018 it'll be two years since she found her love of Roller Skating
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Better Bearings Sponsoring the Hot Chilli Cup 2018

Better Bearings Sponsoring the Hot Chilli Cup 2018

August 13, 2018

We are proud to say we are sponsoring the 2018 Hot Chilli Cup, which is a Two-day junior derby development experience with training boot camps both mornings and two bouts each afternoon!

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Welcome Christina Lai to the Better Bearings Team

Welcome Christina Lai to the Better Bearings Team

August 13, 2018

Chrissy has been skateboarding for just over a year now and she absolutely loves it. Her goal is to promote the message that skaters are not bad, and skateboarding is not a crime.
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Better Bearings Welcomes SAMANTHA TRAYHURN / MARMALADESLAM to the Team

Better Bearings Welcomes SAMANTHA TRAYHURN / MARMALADESLAM to the Team

August 09, 2018

Roller skating changed for Sam in early 2017 when she was taught to drop in by veteran ramp skater Fink at Derbyfest. She now resides in Sydney where she is focusing on her newfound love of ramp skating. She loves the freedom of skating and pushing herself to achieve new tricks. Some of her favourite things include jumping off obstacles, skating things that people say she shouldn’t, and strange or secret spots.
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