Q & A with RacerXtasy
Last season, you watched her glide around the track wearing the jammer panty for the Warning Belles. This year, Racer Xtasy steps it up a notch, applying her speed to the Tornado Sirens’ Sioux Falls roster. Here, a chat with one of Naptown’s rising stars.
Not quite a year into your time with Naptown Roller Girls and you are on the roster for your first WFTDA-sanctioned bout. How does that feel?
Wow, I hadn’t even really thought about that, to tell you the truth. The Belles always don our WFTDA patches on our jerseys, so it always seems like I’m playing a WFTDA-sanctioned bout. I guess now I have the opportunity to play in bouts that will determine our ranking and national presence, and when put that way, I have to admit it makes me a bit nervous.
Are you doing anything different to prepare for a sanctioned bout over the bouts you played last year?
Having a season under my belt, I’m able to focus more on things I want to improve. Also, I continue to cross-train outside of derby, which helps with my endurance during bouts.
You are about to play in a bout in Sioux Falls, South Dakota—the farthest afield Naptown has ever traveled. How is playing an away bout different from playing at home?
Playing away is fun. It gives us a chance to represent the league and meet new people. I won’t prepare any differently than I do before a home bout—except I’ll make sure to pack wheel options because you never know what the skating floor is going to be like at other venues. And yay for flying! This is going to be a fun experience.
How do you feel about your jamming skills going into season two after being named “Jammer of the Year” for the Belles?
I was honored to win the Jammer of the Year award. It was a great way to end the season. That and having played a few bouts now adds to my confidence on the track, which is critical for jammers. With that being said, I’m pretty confident in my jamming skills going into the new season, especially knowing I have a strong pack to support me.