Photo Credits: Nicole "Rollerazzi" Gilstrap
Skater Name: Aim And Kill [AK] #47
What league(s) are you/have you been affiliated with? RRRG, URGE, GDD (Bring the Pain)
How long have you been skating (derby)? This is my 5th season
How did you discover roller derby? A close friend of mine (annathrax) was on RRRG and when I watched her bout, I knew I wanted to skate.
List your notable derby injuries...My right knee has been mostly numb for going on 2 years or more. When I can feel it following a fall...I know I’m in trouble.
What do you do to get in to “derby mode”? I love putting on my "bout-fit"
How did you select your derby name and number? Well, I recently got married and my legal name is Amy Kilpatrick, soooo my name is Aim and Kil - AK47
How do you pay the bills, feed your derby addiction? I help teenagers in learning how to handle emotions and life in general...then after work I can allow myself to do something that helps me with mine - derby!
Most notable derby accomplishment? Most Valuable Player
Favorite food? Bad for me pasta (Ziti Bolognese from Tito's) or bad for me pizza (any kind, any time, any where)
Favorite derby moment? My favorite moment was the first time I was announced in a bout and took my first lap.
Any hidden talents off the track? I am a cat whisperer
Any hobbies besides derby? Talking, not talking, eating cheese, taking Elvis pictures (my cat)
I haven’t written it yet.
Favorite song that gets you pumped for derby?
Loud and Fast will do just fine.
Do you have Tattoos? What, where, and why?
Let's just agree that I don't :)
What is something that most people don’t know, or would never guess about you? I am half of a comedic duo.
What was your previous athletic background, if any? Various athletic activities preceded Derby, none worth mentioning because nothing compares to the sport of roller derby.
Which skater inspires you most, and why? It would be hard to pick just one. Every one of us has a life outside of derby full of responsibilities and hardships. Every one of us pushes ourselves physically and emotionally to be good at this sport. We are a “pack” of friends and I respect any woman that puts on a pair of skates.
Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out? Start running outside of practice and start now...you'll thank me later.
Favorite Derby Gear?
My Helmet, I love the individuality that stickers provide. I have a Punisher Skull in the front of my helmet amd many others of course.
List 3 things that you plan to accomplish in 2012? 3 things to accomplishment in 2012…hmmmm…well, I was hoping to get a year older (which I accomplished this week J), I am registered to run my first 10K on July 4th in Atlanta, and …. Improve as a skater…which is a goal every year.
Photo Credits: Nicole "Rollerazzi" Gilstrap
Photo Credit: Touch of Grace Studios
What league(s) are you/have you been affiliated with? GDD only
How long have you been skating (derby)? 3 years in April
How did you discover roller derby? I went to the starbucks down the road to get my mom a gift card for her bday and there was a recuitment poster hanging up so I took the info and it kinda just went from there
List your notable derby injuries...ruptured bursa in right knee... twice and plantar facitis in left foot
What do you do to get in to “derby mode”? Listen to music and watch derby youtube videos
How did you select your derby name and number? My coworker suggested abacus and i suggested frostborn bitch but my grandma didnt like the latter so we went with Abacus. My number is based off of 2 numbers that are always popping up 6 and 19
How do you pay the bills, feed your derby addiction? I am a senior payroll specialist for Paychex, Inc a national payroll provider.
Most notable derby accomplishment? The first time I got MVP. I only went in like 6 or 7 jams the whole bout but after it was all over the other team came up to me and said that every time they saw me out there they were scared.
Favorite food? Hard to say, I guess that would be hot wings
Favorite derby moment? Anytime my team is winning
Any hidden talents off the track? None, sorry I am lame ; )
Any hobbies besides derby? I used to play world of warcraft but derby now consumes every bit of my free time.
Favorite book? The Harry Potter series.
Favorite song that gets you pumped for derby? Anything by The Sounds
What celebrity should totally do derby? Thats a tie between lindsey lohan and pink. pink would be awesome and lindsey would be a trainwreck which would provide for much enterainment.
Do you have Tattoos? What, where, and why? None, i am afraid of needles (and I am a big chicken)
What is something that most people don’t know, or would never guess about you? I cannot stand being late or starting things late. I keep myself to a strict schedule to make sure I get all of my home, work and derby stuff done.
What was your previous athletic background, if any? None, unless you count the 2 summers I played softball when I was 12 and stood in left field bored out of my mind.
Which skater inspires you most, and why? Deranged from RMRG. She is a badass that can block and jam and she is on Team USA.
Do you have any advice for skaters just starting out? Do not give up. You will have to push yourself harder than anything else you ever had. Don't be afraid to ask questions when it comes to gear, rules, strategy and what you personally need to improve on. If you dont ask they you will never know.
Favorite Derby Gear? 187 KNEE PADS, I KNOW THEY ARE EXPENSIVE BUT BUY THEM NOW!!! YOU WILL THANK ME LATER!!!
List 3 things that you plan to accomplish in 2012. Mastering the backwards block,have an undefeated season for both All Stars and Bad News Babes, and taking home the 2012 State Championship Trophy.
Photo Credit: Eric "Danger" Paluch