Tuesday, November 29, 2011

World Cup Info!!

TORONTO – Toronto Roller Derby hosts the first ever Roller Derby World Cup December 1 – 4, 2011 at The Bunker in Downsview Park. Thirteen countries are assembling teams of their most accomplished skaters to compete at an international level and claim the title of the best in the world: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, Sweden, and U.S.A.

Presented by the popular Blood & Thunder Magazine, the Roller Derby World Cup presents the first opportunity for skaters to represent their countries and the range of skills and experience that exists in international roller derby. Over 31,000 rollergirls, 1000 leagues and 36 countries make up the international roller derby community today. As modern-day roller derby is more developed in the US after ten years, and growing here in Canada after six years, the roller derby community is excited to see what each country will bring as the sport continues its exponential growth and popularity. Best of luck to all of the fantastic skaters and competitors!

For complete bout schedule and further information click here>


Now THIS has put us in the holiday spirit! Thank you to GI Jane Austen from Hellions of Troy Roller Derby for sharing this great picture. Atom Wheels really does have the BEST customers and fans!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ask An Expert: Plate Mounting - Short/Forward vs. Standard Mounting

from DerbyLife/November 1st/2011:

"We received a request from Joe Asbury for more information from experts in the field about short and forward mounts vs. standard mounts for skate plates. For answers, we contacted Ivanna S. Pankin from Sin City Skates, and Doug Glass from Atom Wheels/Atom Gear/ Nistevo Manufacturing. Both experts referred us to Sure Grip's statement on the issue, so let's start there."

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