The Derby Dozen By Smith Episode #7

The Derby Dozen, 12 questions 1 person a whole lot of information passed along to the rest of us.

1- Whats your real name and derby name?
Krista Young aka Lil Shanksta
 
2 - How long have you been involved with Skating?
Going on 3 years now.
 
3 - How did you become involved with Roller Derby?
I had a friend on the west coast who got into it. She thought it was something I would enjoy and told me to look into it. I knew from the moment I saw it, that it was something I wanted to do.
 
4 - What teams are you skating with?
I am head coach and also a skater for the Wicked City Derby Damez

5 - Flat Track or Banked?
Flat track for now, but my league has plans for the future to be a banked track league. I do love the banked track. We are pretty close to Austin TX and I have to say I have enjoyed every minute I have been lucky enough to spend with my wheels on the banked track.

6 -If you had to chose, taking a killer rock block or loosing a toe stop mid-jam?
I would rather take the hit. My recovery time is pretty quick and I spend a lot of time on my toes so I'm going to need those stops! .
 
7 - Whats the best part about Roller Derby?
Ha! I couldn't choose if I wanted. For me it's a toss up between the bonds you make, the physicality of the game and the emotion that stems from that, and the sense of pride and confidence I have seen it give people.

8 - Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate!!!!
 
9 - Whats the best hit you have given?
I remember one game I was blocking a much larger opponent I turned around and stuck a mean pivot block to her. I don't know if it was really hard or I caught her off guard but her face went form normal concentrated skating face to "hulk" mad, crazy face and she let out this terrible noise. It was hilarious.

10 - Worst injury?
I'm lucky enough to say that my worst injury was a large separation in my shoulder.

11 - Gear specs?
187's, Scabs, and bonts.
 
12 - Where do you shop for all your gear?
Medusa skate in Austin TX. and Switchblade skate co, in Oklahoma city. switchbladeskate.com