BB Team Skaters
Being skater owned and operated we are all about the skating community. That's why we sell extremely high-quality products at affordable prices. Let's face it, a 16-year-old skater can't afford to skate on ceramics if they buy other brand's bearings. Our aim is to have everyone to be able to experience and purchase the highest quality bearings at affordable prices. Please do not mistake our cheaper prices for an inferior product. We welcome you to compare our bearings to the best, we know you will find ours well... Better.
Another way we like to support the skate community is to sponsor skaters. Every one of our team brings passion, drive, a love for skating and they also give back to the community in some way. We are proud to have each and every one of them on our team.
We will be adding to this throughout the year but please meet the Better Bearings Skaters below. click here if you think you have what it takes to be a part of our team.
Michka Moon - She/her
Carlae Riley aka Laezii She/her
Baby Girl Dee
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, that being said she has never paid a game of Derby in her life. She started on a size 7 men's skate with hard plastic wheels & a boot two sizes too big, but with two pairs of socks & a stoved toe, she was determined to learn how to skate & to shred. In April 2018, she has announced aa s new proud member of the MOXI ROLLER SKATE TEAM, she also skates for the amazing ANTI CLIQUE ZINE & for the awesome BIG FOOT BIKE & SKATE!
Besides roller skating, she is a vintage enthusiast, model & stylist, and above all, an advocate for JUSTICE & EQUALITY,
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Kyle Hamilton He/him
Kyle is in his late 20's, he is a father or 4 and he met his wife in Roller Derby.
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.
Currently, Kyle is coaching the New Zealand Woman’s Roller Hockey team.
Kyle found his way into roller derby in 2013 and quickly made a name for himself on the track and had the pleasure of playing for New Zealand in what was to be the first ever men’s international bout against Australia.
Kyle impressed us with his sponsorship application by sending us around 15 videos of him skating on all different disciplines, inline, quads, skateboarding and scootering. His mother sent him to the skate park when he was around 10years old and let’s just say he has never left. He started out on quads but quickly started to pick everything else up as well.
After spending so much time in the skate park Kyle ended up picking up a job there, this started out as a few hours a week and the turned into a full-time management role. In 2016 Sk8zone closed down and Bay Skate opened up and Kyle transitioned to running this facility.
Kyle is also currently the New Zealand rep on the Australasian Scooter Association with his main focus on hosting bigger and better scooter comps in New Zealand.
Now his focus is on having fun, passing on his knowledge to anyone that wants it and trying to get as many people rolling as possible. Kyle is always trying to be the best he can be when it comes to skating and roller sports, and we must say he is pretty damn awesome.
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Philipp Schmid He/him
Sarah Rodriguez aka Tara Bishop She/her
Sarah is a Chicana skater originally hailing from Los Angeles, California. She laced up her first pair of skates back in 2010 to play roller derby. These days however, you can find her cruising the streets of the Bay Area, hitting the skateparks, or dabbling in dance skating. Sarah has worked in the field of education for 11 years and finds that planting seeds of social change in our youth probably some of the most rewarding work. She also enjoys organizing and participating in events that support social justice causes in her community.
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Jess Tredinnick/StarliteXS She/her
Jess lives in Penzance in the far west of Cornwall in the UK.
She is a mother of two and as a family, they all skate, surf and take full advantage of their surroundings. Jess spends most of her time outdoors, be it surfing, skating (skateboarding and rollerskating), just spending time near the sea walking or chilling on the beach.
IShe enjoyed rollerskating as a child but didn’t continue as she grew up, spending most of her spare time surfing and participating in Surf Life Saving. She dabbled with rollerblading in her late teens, but then really took to skateboarding and the rollerblades were tossed aside! Jess didn’t then get back on skates until she took up roller derby a few years later, which she played for 2-3 years, but gradually spent more and more time at the skatepark on her skates and less and less time on the derby track.
Jess tries to keep her skating progressive and loves getting creative (skating odd spots is her absolute favourite) and pushing herself to see what new tricks she can come up with, such as the “pretzel air”. She's always looking to better her skating and gets huge satisfaction from helping others better their skill set too!
Jess is also sponsored by Anticliquezine.
Kelly Walker / Modern Warfare #04
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Ruby Dolan She/her
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Mel / Troubleon8wheels She/her
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Len #poseliketwiggy She/her
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Coastal Rose She/her
My key goal in life is to live my dreams & inspire & help others to do the same. I run a small watersports place on the beach. I am a qualified instructor of many sports & a personal trainer. I love to teach & help people to achieve their goals & find their passion. I also run a mobile crepe stall. I have put my self in a position where I work only parts of the year so I have time to live, play and love too. I highly recommend it ! I do what I love and get to make people smile, who could ask for more. I love to tour in my van, have adventures and meet new people to make memories with. I love to surf, sup, skate. I like to fish, cook/bake, build & create, am now totally addicted to handstands & spinning & travel, usually on skatepark tours, I review skateparks along the way & add a full tour of the parks on my highlights on my page.
I also followed a dream I had in regards to my passion for skateparks. I worked for 414 Skateparks ramp building at the biggest skate park in Europe, Adrenaline Alley. If there is something I want to do, I will make it happen!
Skatewise, The first time I ever tried ramp was August 2018 . I didn’t go much at first, but soon realised it was my love. I was lucky enough to win my whole set up on the first ever Moxi Summer of skate, so that really sealed the deal for me & helped create my love for rollerskating & the community. I am mainly into ramp skating but will give any skate discipline a go. My favourite skate moves involve getting upside down ! So Hohos, Hoho 180s over a spine, hoho walks across & island and drop in 180. The latest thing I have been working on, are rail slides. Anything that feels good. So going fast, carving & sliding & of course being upside down. Being a dare devil doesn’t come naturally to me, so the main thing I am working on each time I go and skate is the battle of the mind !!
During pandemic due to being stuck inside more I decided I wanted to learn to spin & try some other dance moves . I cannot dance & have no rhythm , but it’s fun to try & keeps me skating.
DM me anytime,whether you need a shoulder to cry on , a chat, inspiration or some advise X
Nathalie Bellon - Never2late2skate She/her
Hi, I’m Nathalie, 30 years old and born and raised in Belgium. I started rollerskating 2 years and a half. In general, I just love to skate but I do prefer rollerskating. In the first year I focused on rollerdance and tried a bit of skatepark – and street skating. I found it too difficult to focus on both so in 2019 and 2020 my main focus were rollerdance. Since October 2020 I’m going back to the skatepark more often and I love it. I desire to get a lot better in skatepark skating, more creative in rollerdance, discover skating on high heel quads and offroad freeskates.
I started rollerskating 2 years after I restarted to inline skate again. When inline skating, I always loved the speed and the feeling of freedom that comes with it. When I discovered rollerskating, I was in love right away. It found it somewhat more feminine than inline skating and I felt so much more challenged on quads than on inline skates. As a typical aries, I normally get easily bored but in skating there are just so many aspects that excite me.
When I started rollerskating, very few people rollerskated. I only knew 1 other rollergirl that was also interested in and really learning about rollerdance. But she lived a bit further away so often we could not meet. In that time very few rollerskate tutorials existed and training in Belgium neither. So I started learning from those YouTube videos and by copying skate moves I saw on Instagram. I did this mostly at the playground of a local school where I could skate. Later I started to attend workshops from international skaters and went to Skate love Barcelona. The only place where I met likeminded skaters was in the Netherlands, at es Quint. It was hard to learn it all by myself and I feel it took me longer because of that.
I am so happy that I did not gave up and now I’m so grateful for what rollerskating taught me. It made me see that you can achieve your goals by working on them step by step, it taught me patience and especially to be more careful and work towards goals instead of being a reckless daredevil.
I start to have more and more skate goals. Some of them:
- I dare to dream big and wish to skate in Argentina to go downhill with a team of other skaters.
- I would like to visit Venice beach to meet and skate with some of my skate inspirations and experience the amazing vibe of that place. Of course I’d like to do some of those roller rinks.
- Skating from a mega ramp
- Get as good in spinning as Stormskater, lol
- Become a pioneer in the Belgian skate scene. That is why I started the first Dutch YouTube channel about rollerskating to get kids, and those who don’t speak any other language have the opportunity to learn for free. I will also become a skate coach. As the rollerskate community is still very small in Belgium, I try to get involved in the skate scene and be part of a positive change – getting rollerskating and skatepark skating more inclusive.
- Making a business out of rollerskating would be nice, although my ideas change and are not yet in reach.
Brina Wyss She/her
Garry Manfroid He/him
Darby Beeson aka Roller_Darby She/her
Jas Tot (@TotLockNDropIt) She/her
My name is Ruby and on instagram I’m @mothrask8. I’m from Raleigh, North Carolina and I pretty much grew up on skates: I started playing roller derby when I was 10 and got absolutely hooked on it. I love the flow to rollerskating and the communities it exposes you to. I started skating at parks about 2.5 years ago and again, it was incredibly intoxicating. I love the adrenaline high, the feeling of achievement, and just being active in my body.
My skating style is all about power and flow. I love going inverted, getting air, and trying new things in general- anything that scares me.
I think of rollerskating as a tool to reconnect and reclaim a persons physical form. As someone who deals with dysphoria and body image issues, skating forces me to take care of my body and see the value in it.
I like to think that I stand for empowerment through skating. I tend to be pretty vulnerable on social media because I think it’s important to shift the focus of the skating world away from achievement and towards fun and building community.
When I’m not skating I’m making art! I’m an aspiring artist of some sort (unsure right now) and I work relentlessly on commissions, original paintings, and stocking my etsy in hopes that I can one day have a career doing this thing I love so much.
My main skating goal right now is to learn an invert, but I honestly just go skating to have a good time , not to bust out new tricks every session. I like seeing my skating buddies and meeting new people who find comfort in knowing that people like me belong at the skate park. I like the sound of wheels on concrete and being scared out of my mind but ending up alright, I like the soaring feeling. It’s really a spiritual experience.
Gabbi Mattos (She/her) @miss.spin_gabi