The Power Jam Double Fist Pump – FCDG Roller derby History lesson
Ever wonder why you see people pump their arms up and down to signal a power jam?
It was, in fact, the Forest City Derby Girls that created this well-known derby symbol.
In 2011, the Thames Fatales were on their annual pilgrimage to Beast of the East discussing the best way to signal a power jam to those on the track. Sufferjet, Jemecide, and Mirambo discussed different hand gestures that evolved from the movement from Rock ‘em Sock ‘em robots to a double fist pumping action.
During the tournament, Montreal Roller Derby saw this and began using the signal during the CWRDA Tournament in Ottawa that following August, and in London, England later that year. By December 2011, the double fist pump power jam symbol was being used at the first Roller Derby World Cup in Toronto.
FCDG is home of the power jam and part of roller derby history!
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July 22nd, 2015