Weekly Volcano Blogs: Walkie Talkie Blog

April 1, 2013 at 6:19pm

Poster of the Day: Dockyard Derby Dames bout Saturday

DOCKYARD DERBY DAMES: It's as close to a Halloween experience as you can get.

Recommend Blog Post
Total Recommendations (0)

CREATURE FROM THE REF LAGOON >>>

Bodies colliding at high speeds. Bruises, bumps, and (occasionally) broken bones.

While the above description may evoke thoughts of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Bobble Tiki is actually waxing roller derby - and specifically Dockyard Derby Dames' season 7, bout 2 Saturday at the Pierce College Health Ed Center. These tough-as-nails women (professionals, school teachers, nurses, Bobble Tiki face slappers) love nothing more than strapping up the old skates and doling out some punishment on the rink.

You might notice that the Dockyard Derby Dames look a little different than skaters did in '70s derbies - uniforms may have similarities, like team identification, skater name (which has to be completely unique and registered nationally) and short shorts, but that's about where it ends. Unlike the quads of the '70s, today's derby skates have specific wheels, bearings, plates andlubes. Also different are the pad requirements, including kneepads, elbow pads, helmets and mouth guards, and massive cleavage. The contact portion of this contact sport is fairly limited, with the majority of the contact allowable only between hips and shoulders, and never from behind or with the use of elbows. But don't let that fool you - these girls are out for contact, and as tight as the pack moves, anything can happen.

Saturday's bout will feature the losers from the season opener - The Trampires and Femme Fianna squaring off, followed by the two winners - Hellbound Homewreckers and Marauding Mollys - battling. Throughout the action on the floor, a cast of characters - from the two funny announcers, to team mascots to the arm punchers in the beer garden - add to the awesomeness.

PIERCE COLLEGE HEALTH ED CENTER, 5 P.M., $12 ADVANCE, $15 DOOR, $25 VIP, 9402 FARWEST DR., LAKEWOOD, WEBSITE

Follow Bobble Tiki on Tumblr. Someone should.

Filed under: Bobble Tiki, Sports, Lakewood, Tacoma,
comments powered by Disqus

About this blog

News and entertainment from Joint Base Lewis-McChord’s most awesome weekly newspapers - The Ranger, Northwest Airlifter and Weekly Volcano.

Recent Comments

Walkie Talkies said:

Thanks for posting! But I want say that Walkie Talkies are really required while organizing fun...

about COMMENT OF THE DAY: "low brow’s" identity revealed?

Humayun Kabir said:

Really nice album. I have already purchased Vedder's Album. Listening to the song of this album,...

about Eddie Vedder’s "Ukulele Songs" available today - and I don’t hold a candle to that shit

AndrewPehrson said:

Your post contains very beneficial content. Kindly keep sharing such post.

about Vote for Tacoman Larry Huffines on HGTV!

Shimul Kabir said:

Vedder's album is really nice. I have heard attentively

about Eddie Vedder’s "Ukulele Songs" available today - and I don’t hold a candle to that shit

marble exporters in India said:

amazing information for getting the new ideas thanks for sharing a post

about 5 Things To Do Today: Art Chantry, DIY home improvement, "A Shot In The Dark" ...

Archives

2021
January, February, March, April, May, June
2020
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2019
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2018
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2017
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2016
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2015
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2013
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2012
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2011
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2010
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2009
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2008
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2007
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2006
March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December