May Skater of the Month: Postal Servix! Photo Credit: Jim Cottingham
Postal Servix (formerly known as Secret Servix) is one of the KillaBytes’ secret weapons. She’s an all-around great skater with a jammer’s speed and a blocker’s killer hits (I can attest to this personally, having been knocked off my skates by one of her potent c-blocks!) Off the rink, she has helped coordinate volunteer opportunities for the team, including a demo at AchieveKids (where she teaches special needs students) and May’s volunteer event, the Walk for Autism.
How did you get into roller derby?
I saw an ad on Craigslist and became obsessed with the subculture! I have always loved to skate, but never fit in with the traditional jocks.
What kind of skating skills or athletic abilities did you have before starting derby?
I was a pretty good skater, but I wasn’t very agile and my endurance sucked. I have NEVER played a sport before. I was a marathon lounger.
How did you derive your derby name?
I like puns, and I like to play on the feminine moxie that makes roller derby so rad.
What is your greatest strength as a skater?
I’m a hard hitter, have decent speed and endurance, but I try really hard to be a team player. There can be no divas in derby!
What is your favorite derby memory?
Knocking our coach LTO on his butt during a hitting drill!
What was your worst injury, and how did you earn it?
I broke my ankle while standing in line for a drill. I kinda leave out the standing in line part when I tell the story though…
Check out this Hall of Pain action. Servix is now a bionic woman with an ankle made of STEEL!
Who are your favorite derby skaters, and why?
I love Demanda Riot for her swagger and amazing hitting form, and Brawllen Angel and Taxi Scab from BADG are amazing jammers.
Who are your biggest fans?
The parents of my students and my co-workers! They love watching a teacher kick butt! My family is back in the Midwest, so they haven’t seen me skate yet.
What’s your favorite thing about SVRG?
Being part of a team. My team is a huge part of my life, on and off the rink. It feels great to be a part of something so awesome.
What do you enjoy most about derby life off the rink?
Hanging with my girls, doing community service, and all of the fun events.
How do you spend the non-derby part of your life?
I love to read, knit, watch movies- I’m ready for some couch surfing after work and derby.
What’s the one piece of advice you would give women interested in playing roller derby?
Just like anything, it takes some time to get good, don’t give up!