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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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2800 Miles! Ark ValleyHigh Rollers Take It Coast To Coast

2800 Miles! Ark ValleyHigh Rollers Take It Coast To Coast

Colorado Roller Derby team the Ark Valley High Rollers recently finished a fund raising skate trip that spanned the country from Florida to California. Over 78 days, three members of the team raised $26,000 for the Joyful Heart Foundation. They called their trip ‘States On Skates”. Click here to read more.  

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Roller Derby: How To Lose 100 Pounds

Roller Derby: How To Lose 100 Pounds

It’s no secret that the high intensity of roller derby can help you get into shape. Regina Frazer, aka saBOtage, credits the supportive community and regular exercise she found in roller derby with helping her lose 100 pounds. Click here to read her story. Rollerderbytape.com is your source for news in the roller derby industry, as […]

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Does Roller Derby Need a Brand Makeover?

Does Roller Derby Need a Brand Makeover?

A recent article on Derby Life raises a good point: it may be time to rebrand roller derby. The debate of sport vs. spectacle has been raging for years, but that aside, something as simple as the legibility of a logo can affect the perception of roller derby. Take a look at what Michael McFarland […]

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Helpful Derby How-Tos

Helpful Derby How-Tos

Looking to improve your derby moves? Check out this series of helpful how-to videos on YouTube, which includes detailed instruction how to do everything from crossovers to barrel moves. For more helpful info, check out these 25 tips for playing derby.  Rollerderbytape.com is your source for news in the roller derby industry, as well as tips […]

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Derby Life Gets Personal with Photographer Masonite Burn

Derby Life Gets Personal with Photographer Masonite Burn

Masonite Burn, aka Sharkey, snapped the photo that won Derby Life’s 2012 photo of the year. Click here to read all about him, his story, and what led him to derby. Rollerderbytape.com is your source for news in the roller derby industry, as well as tips and information about track tapes (gaffers tape, floor tape, duct tape, and vinyl […]

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Bonnie Thunders Talks the New Ranking System

Bonnie Thunders Talks the New Ranking System

Derby News Network recently spoke with Bonnie Thunders, WFTDA’s gameplay manager, about the ranking system. She spoke about what worries her and what the future may hold. Here is how it went. Rollerderbytape.com is your source for news in the roller derby industry, as well as tips and information about track tapes (gaffers tape, floor tape, duct tape, and vinyl […]

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Just What is Roller Derby Tape, Anyway?

Just What is Roller Derby Tape, Anyway?

We love flat track roller derby.  I remember watching Roller Derby on television when I was young, and after I attended the “Got To Be NC Derby Expo”, I was hooked. We had been getting tape orders from derby teams for a while, but weren’t really sure what they were doing with thetape.  After seeing […]

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Navigating the Sticky World of Roller Derby Tape

Navigating the Sticky World of Roller Derby Tape

Tape can be a sticky world to navigate. Here are some answers to a few commonly asked questions:   Why is painters grade masking tape so much more expensive than utility grade? Painters grade masking tape has an adhesive that allows the tape to come up clean even if left in place for several weeks. The utility […]

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