Shady Mabel #2

Shady Mabel

Photo by Jim Rhoades

The smorgasbord of smack-downs is always ready with a second helping.

When did you first join?
June 2010
When was your first bout?
April14th 2012
What is your best position?
I'm trying a bit of everything but I'd love to be a jammer someday.
What brought you to DDR?
I came to a bout in May and thought, 'I HAVE to do this.' I've never done anything physical before and I needed a new challenge.
What keeps your wheels turning?
Being a part of a team of strong women who push me to be the best I can be.
What is your most embarrassing derby moment?
The night I passed my assessment I was getting ready to jam and the ref held his fist out indicating that I had no minor penalties. I didn't know what it meant so I fist bumped him.
What is your proudest derby moment?
I'm just proud of myself for sticking with something I have no natural talent for. I usually give up on things I'm not immediately good at.
Got any injury stories?
I took a skate to the head in January. I was only mildly concussed.
Impress us with your skating skills…
I'm pretty good and skating backwards, and I can do a left to right hockey stop.
Derby props?
Skates? R3's
Wheels? Radar Demons
Protective Gear? Triple8 Pads, child sized mouth guard
Must haves? Ice water, tube socks with the feet cut out, and Wolverine Band-Aids.
Send out some heart-felt derby love to your peeps…
Thank you so much to everyone especially Dani Killifornia and the ladies in my tot group for helping me achieve more than I thought myself capable of.