Issue 3 — Spring 2009 Cover


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Issue 3 — Spring 2009

  • Picking your wheels for different floor surfaces
  • The derby name vs. real name controversy
  • Abandoning the home team structure
  • Australian derby, travelogue-style
  • Visiting Philly with DNN’s Hurt Reynolds
  • Running a league meeting so everyone wins
  • Plenty more, including tips on starting your own JFTDA league, picking plates, on and off skates drills, etc.

Issue 2 — Winter 2008 Cover


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Issue 2 — Winter 2008

  • Roller derby announcing by Jersey Shore’s Tricia La’Vicious
  • Regionals and Nationals recaps from Derby News Network’s Justice Feelgood Marshall
  • Roller derby tattoos
  • Seattle’s Derby Brats
  • Dealing with foot issues from Rat City’s Ida Slapter
  • WFTDA insurance questions answered
  • Much more, including Duke City Derby’s journey to nationals, how to sell bout tickets online, writing a grievance policy, signs of a concussion, etc.

Issue 1 — Fall 2008 Cover


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Issue 1 — Fall 2008

  • Eastern and Western Regionals previews from Derby News Network’s Justice Feelgood Marshall
  • Details on the Roller Derby Music Project from Mad Rollin’ Dolls skater and WFTDA President Crackerjack
  • Pictures and coverage of RollerCon ’08
  • Derby travel guide on Portland from DNN and Have Derby, Will Travel’s Hurt Reynolds
  • Gear info from Sin City Skate’s Ivanna S.Pankin
  • JFTDA’s Tucson Derby Brats
  • Interview with roller derby poster artist Whiskey7
  • Much more, including articles on LLCs vs. nonprofits, knee injury prevention, interleague relations, fundraising ideas, etc.


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