Visit our Shop
Our physical shop is located at Reep 24, 9000 Gent, Belgium.
Everything is available here. Come over and check out all the available equipment, get your favourite setup mounted in the shop, fit your boots, get expert and honest advice... All in one place: Europe's finest and best stocked Roller Derby and Roller Skate Shop.
Sucker Punch Skate Shop
Sucker Punch Skate Shop is the largest derby and roller skate store in Europe, operating ONLINE and actually having a PHYSICAL STORE. Heavily involved in the European Derby Community on a number of levels, we are best known for our reliable service, honest advice and competitive prices as well as our top quality products and extensive product range.
Spending his life being crazy about anything on wheels, Maarten partnered up with Miyagi. He shares Miyagi's nerdyness on some levels (unfortunately he's not into Star Wars) and has a passion for anything technical. He's the one to mount your skates, fix breakages and fuckups, and helps you in the store.
Animal is... an animal on skates! He shreds the skate park and owns the derby track. You can find him on the derby track with the Manneken Beasts (Brussels) and in our local skate parks.
Invite him over for coaching in both park skating and jamming on the derby track.
In 2010, each skater had to purchase their starter kit in the USA. This was very inconvenient in numerous ways: you could not try on the gear you were buying, the shipping costs for intercontinental shipping was pricey, extra tax/VAT of 19-21% was added (and still is for USA purchases), the packages got stuck in customs for days or even weeks...
Miyagi was tired of that and started Sucker Punch Skate Shop, the first store in Europe run by roller derby skaters. Taking care of import and stock, visiting events, opening our house and later a storefront roller derby gear became accessible for European skaters.
By now, we're some European OG's and proud to say we have passionately been running our derby owned store for over 10 years. While being the largest and most experienced, we are proud to still be your local store, where every thing is run and done by us and our staff. From managing the website, packing orders, visiting events, mounting plates to serving skaters in store or at events.
Miyagi started skating with GO-GO Gent early 2010 and can’t imagine her life without skates nor derby and 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 & enthusiasm to herself, so she started sharing that love through the Sucker Punch
Skate Shop since early 2011.
Being heavily involved in the European Roller Derby Community and sharing the love all over, Miyagi organised the first annual European Roller Derby Convention, Derby Revolution in 2012, and celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2017. After a decade of sharing her passion through the shop, you can now just find her on skates on the track,
or giving the skate park a try.