|Semi-controlled chaos. The girl with the star on her helmet is a Jammer. The striped helmet indicates the Pivot. The rest of the players are blockers. The goal is for a designated Jammer to get up front and start scoring some points.|
|Lead Jammer Heaven. This Jammer is pacing ahead of the pack. When she catches up later, the chaos begins again as lapping leads to more points.|
Being able to feel the breeze and get little shots of adrenaline makes for great entertainment!
|Blocking in action. Some players take up a lot of space.|
|Yep, that's a legal block. Dead Girl Derby isn't for sissies! That's Dir-T-Diana in the red helmet.|
|Lots going on in this image. You can see the Shotgun Sheilas in black forming a defensive wall while the Jammer gets a push towards an open hole on the inside.|
|Getting a little tight out there!|
|This happens a lot.|
|Coming around the outside...it's an unusual player that can take up that much space at speed.|
|The action is fast with at least four refs watching. The Lead Jammer is indicated by pointing with the other arm up.|
|Breaking out at the start of a jam.|
|Someone is about to get a little taste of the defense.|
|The Jammer on the inside is in kind of a tight spot.|
|Number 19 in this shot is the Lead Jammer. She just used a sign to declare the Jam complete. Everything then resets at the start line.|
|Again, one happy (and bruised) family!|
With a deep depth-of-field, it is hard to isolate individuals. Just for fun, I shot in the "Toy Camera" mode and like the results.
P.S. I've hit a record for the number of hits on a single post on the same day. Thanks for visiting! Dead Girl Derby is new to us so I did a quick search and tagged on some links for your viewing pleasure:
The Kansas City derby scene is thriving as seen at http://kcderbydigest.com/
Google images turned up an injury recuperation post. Derby is a sport and these are tough athletes:
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