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26-SEP-2004 Victor Engel

Jockeying for Position

Austin, TX

I'm new to skating derbies, so bear with me as I describe what
is happening here. The two girls in the back of the queue wearing
stars on their helmets are called jammers. Jammers start at the
back of the pack and try to work their way to the front during a
jam (2 minute period during which points are scored). The girls with
the stripes on their helmets are called pivots. They stay at the
front of the pack and push their jammer forward when the jammer
works her way to the front of the pack. The rest, in the middle,
are blockers. Blockers make holes for their own jammer and block
the opposing team's jammer.

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Canon DSLR Challenge28-Sep-2004 06:10
Here jammers 00 Dynah-Mite of the Hustlers and 5 Misty Meaner of the Hell Marys have motion blur because they are starting their move through the pack, which I was panning. The coach shown paces the lead jammer. All (almost) eyes are on the jammers, so the blockers can help the right girl at the right time. -- Victor
Canon DSLR Challenge28-Sep-2004 05:48
I'm going to start posting links to the "in progress" section of my pbase site so people can see originals of my entries. It is located at and the unretouched originals are marked "unprocessed). -- Victor