I mentioned in a previous article that I have always liked Boston, but I never really paid attention until the end of 2012. Lil Paine was another reason I couldn’t help but pay attention.
Appropriately named, Lil Paine jamming style is somewhere between “Mini-Wrecking Ball” and “Crafty Ninja”. If blockers do see her coming through, she is so quick and agile that she’s able to get through holes in walls that no one else can see. If the blockers do shut the door in time, she is able to bully the opposition until the way is cleared for her to continue on.
At the Sugarbush Showdown, Lil Paine’s muscle was a huge factor in Boston’s near upset against the Philly Roller Girls. With power and agility, she was able to use the concrete floor to her advantage and bait walls into breaking. She was able to throw some of the most talented blockers in the sport off of their game by simply employing her Bostonian Magic.
Paine doesn’t quit. Ever. I can’t help but wonder if she trained as a football player as any point because her feet never stop moving, and she is able to drop her shoulder into the perfect position to motor around the track and bust up her competitors.
I’ve only seen Lil’ Paine skate in person a few times, but even through a computer screen her hard work and determination shine through. There will never be a moment that I’m not excited to watch her sneak through the pack like a ninja or block anyone who tries to get by with ease. Even when the going gets tough she doesn’t give up; she just keeps skating, moving her feet, and not letting the negatives get to her. – Crash Jamdicoot, Steel City Roller Derby
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