Category Archives: roller derby

Roller derby finances: Comparing the top nonprofit leagues in WFTDA

How do the top teams in WFTDA stack up financially? After a couple weeks digging through the data, namely 2013 public tax documents that all nonprofits file, I have the answers for you. Make your bets now. Advertisements

Posted in roller derby, Roller derby journalism | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roller derby recipe: Heat-molded skates

To yield two perfectly molded skates, you will need: 1 cookie sheet 2 brand-new (or new to you, or ill-fitting) roller skates 2 socks

Posted in Gear, roller derby | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Love is the most important part of roller derby — and it can make your team more competitive

That’s not mushy flib-flab. You know what makes people the best at what they do? They f-ing love it. Continue reading

Posted in roller derby | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

How to transfer into a new league gracefully

Transferring to a bigger league? Smaller league? I have some tips to help with the tricky transition. Continue reading

Posted in roller derby | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Blowouts in roller derby — how bad is it?

Too many blowouts. That’s what I heard this morning on a derby Facebook group. They were discussing a game from this weekend with a score of 611-115. People then started debating the new rule set, power jams, etc etc. So … Continue reading

Posted in roller derby, Roller derby journalism | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Roller derby finances: Comparing the top-ranked nonprofit leagues in the nation

We know how Gotham sizes up to Windy City on the flat track, but what about at the bank? By digging through (publicly available) tax documents, I tried to stack some of the top leagues against each other to see … Continue reading

Posted in roller derby, Roller derby journalism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

5 common roller skate problems — and how to fix them

I’ve had some interesting skate dilemmas today, so I made a list of common skate problems and how to solve them cheaply. Problem: My skate inserts ball up and are so uncomfortable. Solution: Don’t tell your roommates I told you … Continue reading

Posted in Gear, roller derby | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments