Pikes Peak Derby Dames
Candy Snipers vs. Danger Dolls
March 8, 2008
Roller derby has become really popular here in Colorado Springs, so last night Mike and I decided to go check it out. It was really fun. Those ladies are fierce – one even broke a finger, yikes! I think I’d enjoy roller derby more if it weren’t for the sleaze factor of the costumes and such. I wish women’s sports could be this popular without fishnets and naughty nicknames, but it was still a fun night out, and I’ll definitely go back another time.
I’m not sure what’s up with the referee’s codpiece here.
The halftime show was a group performing Brazilian Capoeira.
This can’t be easy!
Even the kids were fantastic.
The ref was saying something about four. I had no idea what that was about.
Four, I really mean it! Does anyone know what’s going on here?
Candy Snipers celebrate
It was a close call at the end…
… but finally the Danger Dolls won it.
Edited to add: For those who are interested, I took these photos with a 135mm lens on a Canon 5D. I shot at 3200 ISO, with the camera set at manual at about 1/500 sec and f3.2. I used AI Servo for the auto focus, which worked great with the ladies’ fast action.
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