Damsels in Disguise
In the split seconds of deciding where to place your feet or to throw your hips, it could not be more crucial to recognize the body skating next to you, friend or foe. Blocking or assisting the wrong skater could mean a serious loss of position, or worse, a loss of points!
Whether you are a skater, ref, NSO, or spectator, your job in the bout depends on your ability to keep tabs on who-is-who, as they fly around (or out of) the track. You’ve probably come to rely on the color of a helmet, the pattern of knee sock, or a strategic smear of make up to quickly identify a player amid the commotion. But what happens without these trademarks on which we’ve come to rely? CHAOS!
It is a well known fact that a Dame without her boutfit can be hard or impossible to recognize. As fresh meat this past June, I’ll admit to the confusion of seeing a Dame without her helmet for the first time, hair down and brushed as opposed to the sweaty birds’ nest that only a helmet can create. The personas that we know and love are not just for fun, but are also way to stay connected and attuned to the game.
And so without further ado, we have for you readers, a trick and a treat! A guessing game in the spirit of Halloween, a challenge to surpass even the mystery of the de-geared Dame!
Test your perceptual skills and see if you can identify your favorite skaters, below! Don’t worry, we’ve provided an answer key at the bottom!
Post by: BadSquish
Answer key: (1) Tammy MaeHem (2) Pepe le PewPewPew (3) Revenga D’Nerd (4) Mia Machete (5) Leeloo Dallas MultiSMASH (6) Draconian Angel (7) Crashiopeia (8) Maid Carrion and Jugglenaut (9) Boom ShakeTheRoom (10) B-One Bomber (11) Tippi Headlock (12) Miami Beatbox (13) The Big Bangarang (14) Slam Gamgee (15) Bio TearHer (16) PetiteZombie (17) O Yoshi Dint (18) Brighter Riot (19) Spank Puncherella and family (20) River Styx Pheonix (21) BadSquish and RaeElise the Kracken