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What does the hardness rating (eg 85a) on roller skate wheels mean?

The hardness of roller skate wheels is defined by the durometer, measured using Type A, and thus represented by the "A" rating after a number. In essence, the higher the A rating, the harder the wheel will be. Softer wheels (75A – 85A) are generally used for outdoor skating as they will handle bumps, grooves and obstacles better whilst offering better grip on most surfaces.

Reef City Roller Girls 2012 Raw Meat Intake

The Reef City Roller Girls up in Cairns are looking for new skaters, officials, referees and volunteers!

There are 5 intakes in 2012 with the next one coming up on April 1st from 3 to 6 pm at the Cairns Recreation Centre (44 Behan St, Manunda).

Sun State Roller Girls Vs Canberra Roller Derby League - 24th March 2012

This Saturday the 24th of March marks the first interleague game of the season for the Sun State Roller Girls against the Vice City Rollers from the Canberra Roller Derby League.

It's on at the Beenleigh Arena at 2-10 Milne St in Beenleigh with doors opening at 6:30pm.

Check out the SSRG website or Facebook event for more info and you can buy tickets online from OzTix.

Victorian Roller Derby League - Bout 2 of 2012

The Victorian Roller Derby League's second bout of the 2012 season is happening on March 31st at the Melbourne Showgrounds Grand Pavilion, featuring the Rock Mobsters vs the Toxic Avengers and the Dolls of Hazzard vs the Dead Ringer Rosies. Gates open at 4:45pm.

Roller Derby Hits Wagga Wagga - The Wagga Derby Dolls

I've heard a lot about the growing interest in roller derby in Wagga Wagga, both from people who remember it when they were kids, and from the new generation of derby skaters.

Bout One 2012 - Wollongong Illawara Roller Derby League

Bout one tickets to Wollongong Illawara Roller Derby's first game of the season "My big fat derby bout" are available now for the 31st of March. Featuring the Black Widows vs the Bridezillas.

Red Penny 3" Trucks are here at last

At long last the red 3" Penny Skateboard Trucks have arrived. Get in and get yours today!

Red Penny Skateboard Trucks

Skitching: Don't do it!

Hey guys, I saw a couple of news article on News.com.au yesterday about a recent skitching incident involving a teenager down in Sydney that has resulted in him suffering a serious head injury. There's no mention in either article as to whether or not he was wearing a helmet, but seriously, wearing a helmet or not, skitching is dangerous.

Canberra Roller Derby League's 2012 Season Bout Dates

The Canberra Roller Derby League has released their bout dates and competitors for the 2012 season with tickets at $10 plus the OzTix booking fee. Bouts are presently all at the Southern Cross Stadium in Tuggeranong.

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