What's in a skater's bag?

Ever wonder what derby girls haul around in their skate bags?  All they need is skates and pads right?  Well, let's take a peek into a skater bag to find out what kinds of things are necessary for this sport. Check out the contents of Polly's bag...
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Utility cord makes a great alternative to regular skate laces. (Much more durable.)
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A variety of tape and bandaids is essential to keep blisters at bay. (Duct tape is a cheap protective layer over regular bandages...a trick learned from hikers.)
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It's a good idea to mark separate alcohol bottles to distinguish them between "first aid" and "wheel cleaning."
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Pads - can't live without them!
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Helmet - another essential!
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Gear gets super sweaty. Disinfecting sprays are great to spray down gear in between washings.
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It's good to have different options for extra calories. Long scrimmages, bouts, and practices require an extra boost.

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