Watch the hips, not the feet
While running the OJ back, KonichiWOW isn’t perhaps as fast as she can be if she was skating forwards in the clockwise (non-derby) direction, but it works in her favor: While skating backwards, she purposefully sticks her hips out in back. The OJ isn’t paying attention to her hips, though—she’s looking at the blocker’s feet. And subsequently gets a track cut for not coming in behind the blocker’s hips.
Don’t get rattled
So you get offensively hit off the line. Don’t panic, just focus on finding the jammer. And then destroying her, like this Windy blocker does.
YMMD’s version of the Texie Swarm.