Just A “Pinch” Will Do It

Just A “Pinch” Will Do It

No, I’m not talking about that pinch your aunt gives your check that hurts like heck. I’m talking about applying tape to the rope boundary that is used to mark the inside and outside edge of a derby track. More specifically, I am talking about how to make sure that the rope doesn’t slide around […]

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Minnesota Derby Girls Make Great TV

Minnesota Derby Girls Make Great TV

We rarely get to actually meet our roller derby team customers, so we really enjoyed the chance to learn a little about Minnesota Roller Derby when they appeared on Fox 9 TV. In preparation for their run to the title, four skaters showed up ready to skate for an on camera interview on Fox 9’s […]

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Derby On The Radio

Derby On The Radio

Our local NPR affiliate, WUNC-FM, has a “must listen” show every day at noon. The State of Things, with host Frank Stasio, examines both local and national issues and mixes news, art, government and culture analysis in a way that makes the listener think. We love the show. The Sept. 4, 2019 edition of the […]

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Derby Gets A “Tip Of The Hat” From The New York Times

Derby Gets A “Tip Of The Hat” From The New York Times

Roller Derby established its validity on the national stage long ago, but there is nothing like a shout out from The New York Times to really grab a new audience. July 26, The Times featured some great pictures of derby through the years. Great article and fascinating pictures. Click here and enjoy.

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Headed For New Hampshire? Check Out The Bruised Boutique

Headed For New Hampshire? Check Out The Bruised Boutique

Not only does Bruised Boutique bill it self as “The Worlds Biggest Derby Store”, It might just be the world’s best, too. Located in Nashua, New Hampshire, the Bruised Boutique has an amazing selection of equipment, supplies and gifts for anybody who loves derby. New England is a hot bed of derby activity and this […]

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Want To Solve The Middle East Problem?  Take It To The Track!

Want To Solve The Middle East Problem? Take It To The Track!

Womens’ Flat Track roller derby is making its debut in the Middle East, with an international match pitting Egypt against Abu Dhabi. Egypt’s CaiRollers are slated to take on the Abu Dhabi Desert Divas in a match that will be the first international competition in the region. Click here for a slide show feturing the […]

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Low Contact Roller Derby-That Has To Be Canadian

Low Contact Roller Derby-That Has To Be Canadian

Canadians have long been known for their easy going, low confrontation approach to life. Now that attitude has found its way into roller derby. Halifax’s Anchor City Rollers is now offering what they call “low contact” derby, in hopes of developing interest among skaters who are interested in the activity but would rather forego the […]

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Totally Awesome Derby Pics

Totally Awesome Derby Pics

We love action-based roller derby photos and have taken a few ourselves. Nothing we have seen comes close to those posted on Facebook by Tyler Shaw. By the way, Shaw’s roller derby name is “Prints Charming”!  

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Need Some New Ideas For Your Web Site-Check This One Out

Need Some New Ideas For Your Web Site-Check This One Out

We love to look at derby web sites, but usually only have enough time to peruse the ones of our customers. The Boston Derby Dames aren’t a customer (yet!), but they have one of the most engaging roller derby team sites we have ever seen. Lots of pictures, good team info, scheduling and merchandise sales […]

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Need A New Helmet?  Make Sure It Is CPSC Certified

Need A New Helmet? Make Sure It Is CPSC Certified

Nobody needs the government to stick their noses into derby, but when it comes to helmets, it’s a different matter. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is the government agency that certifies that a helmet is appropriate for a specific activity. Click here to learn more.  

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