Sucker Punch is Miss Miyagi’s precious baby. She is one of the Gent GO-GO Roller Girls, only the most awesome Roller Derby team on the Old Continent (apart from yours, maybe ;)).
MM started skating with GO-GO Gent early 2010 and can’t imagine her life without skates nor derby or the great community attached.
Being a lifetime nerd, derby gear and skates appealed to her as a natural interest and love – thus she became a roller derby gear nerd! Ha! It would be selfish of her to keep all that knowledge, insight & enthousiasm to herself, so she started sharing that love through the Sucker Punch Skate Shop since spring 2011.
Watch out though, if you want to go deep into this stuff, she can go on for hours!
It is important for her to keep digging in the skate knowledge dungeons to provide the best info to her customers and fellow skaters. She invests in visits to the manufacturers (people who actually develop and make the stuff), picking experts’ brains and actually asking any skater about his/her experience.
Oh and don't forget Maarten! ;) Spending his life being crazy about anything on wheels, he partnerd up with Miss Miyagi. He shares MM's nerdyness on some levels (unfortunately he's not into Star Wars) and has a passion for anything technical.
Being heavily involved in the European Roller Derby Community and sharing the love all over, we organised the first annual European Roller Derby Convention, Derby Revolution in 2012. Keep your eyes open for the next edition!