Elle Mayhem #63 is opening her skate bag for you! Let’s see what she has…
Bag: just a rolling suitcase I got from kmart.
-cliff bar (new, not old haha)
-League member info and ICE binder
Inside Main Compartment:
-Riedell Torch skates with Reactor Pro plates, 4 Halo Radar 88a and 4 Atom Poisons wheels
-empty water bottle
– Rectar Elbow and Knee pads
-Triple 8 helmet and wrist guards
-Extra Wheels (8 Atom Juke 91a, 8 Suregrip Sugars, 8 Suregrip Zombies 89a, 4 Halo Radar 88a, 8 Suregrip Motion 78a outdoor wheels)
-Triple 8 Gaskets
-number armbands (with my old 331 number)
-3 pairs of extra laces
-A bag of extra skate parts like trucks, bearings, cushions and bearing tools
-roll of duct tape
-“off skates” ball of death
Question(Q): Besides the basic, mandatory gear, what is the one thing in your bag you cannot skate without?
Mayhem(A): Hmm… well as you can see I have a lot in my bag and to me, it is all needed or I wouldn’t lug around this ginormous thing LOL but I guess my KT tape is something I cannot (or should not) skate without; it really does support the knee and without it I can tell a difference for sure.
(Q): Besides the basic, mandatory gear, what is something you think every skater should have in their bag?
(A): Duct tape and extra laces
(Q): What is the strangest, or most off the wall, thing you have in your bag and what is the story behind it?
(A): Ha! This roller derby doll. Isn’t it awesome yet creepy?! LOL. I got it in South Bend at a roller derby bout. It was our teams first away game and my first bout coaching while recovering from my first knee surgery. My ex-husband (husband at the time) said it looked more badass than the girlie, green, frog themed one I picked out (Which funny, happens to be the one I lost). I have had it in my derby bag since 2011 as reminder I am badass and can come back from my major knee destruction!