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Carly Quick

Carly Quick

Carly Quick is a writer for all things skating and has been featured on DevaSkation.com and other skating blogs.  Currently, she covers topics such as roller derby, artistic skating, inline skating, and anything else closely or remotely related to skates. 


Show Us Your Superhero - RollerBones Signature Turbo Wheel Giveaway

Carly Quick   »   September 20th, 2017
Show Us Your Superhero - RollerBones Signature Turbo Wheel Giveaway
We all have heroes, and sometimes we're lucky enough to be a hero to someone. At Devaskation, we often find ourselves looking up to our awesome customers and the superheroes they are, and we want to see you! Show us your superhero for a chance at a sweet set of the brand new Rollerbones Signatur...

Show Us Your Derby Kisses Photo Contest!

Carly Quick   »   July 6th, 2017
Show Us Your Derby Kisses Photo Contest!
Yeah, you know what we’re talking about. Those battle wounds we all so gladly boast about and all too often show off. Well, here is your chance to not only show the world how badass you really are, but to also win some really great safety gear to better protect your not-so-easily-fixed body part...

Battle on the Bank X

Carly Quick   »   May 30th, 2017   »   0 Comments
Battle on the Bank X
Thank you all for coming out and taking pictures with us at BOTB. Click here to check them out and feel free to download any images and share them on social media! Devaskation is proud to sponsor this year's Battle on the Bank! BOTB X is going to be amazing and we're excited to meet all of you. F...

Best Roller Derby Name of the Year

Carly Quick   »   January 16th, 2017   »   82 Comments
[poll id = "28"] "What's in a name?" Well, in roller derby... a LOT! Derby skaters pride themselves on their names, which represent aspects of their personality, skating style, clever sayings or puns, and are overall a huge part of participating in the sport. For some, their roller derby name...

Cyber Monday Roller Skate Sale - 2016

Carly Quick   »   November 27th, 2016   »   2 Comments
It's a Cyber Monday Devaskation Sale! All Deals on this page are good on Cyber Monday (11/28/16) only! We are running a Cyber Monday scavenger hunt so follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to get in on the scavenger hunt and you could get one of these three awesome items for fre...

Roller Derby War Paint Photo Contest!

Carly Quick   »   November 1st, 2016   »   1 Comment
Roller Derby War Paint Photo Contest!
Show Us Your Roller Derby War Paint! Now through 11:59pm PST October 30, submit your Roller Derby war paint photos for a chance at 1 of 4 prizes! The Devaskation Staff will choose 1 winner in each of the following categories and announce them on our social media accounts on Halloween: Best ...

The Best Roller Derby Players of 2016

Carly Quick   »   August 18th, 2016   »   15 Comments
We are looking for nominations for the "best" derby players as of 2016. You can nominate anyone you like, but the more nominations we get on a player the more likely he/she will make the poll. Please submit your nominations and questions below in the comments section. Haters and trolls wil...

7 Surprising Things You Keep in Your Derby Bag

Carly Quick   »   August 15th, 2016   »   0 Comments
Sports like baseball and bingo are well known for their superstitious nature. The lady carrying 3 purple frogs at bingo, and the jock strap that hasn’t been washed since 1978 in baseball has a new sport to contend with: ROLLER DERBY! Roller derby players carry some seemingly strange things in...

The Big Vegas Roller Convention Scavenger Hunt!

Carly Quick   »   July 30th, 2016   »   1 Comment
The Big Vegas Roller Convention Scavenger Hunt!
Are you in Vegas for the big roller skate convention? Here's something fun to do with your friends! You could even win a sick pair of CUSTOM Mojo Carbon Mota Skates! We are lucky enough to be working with one of the hottest brands in the market -- Mota Skates!  If you haven't seen their awes...

Roller Derby Art - Interesting Artwork from the Derby World

Carly Quick   »   April 1st, 2016   »   0 Comments
The sport of roller derby is known for bringing people from all walks of life together. There are many artists involved in roller derby or interested in the sport, and we'd like to highlight some of the excellent art associated with our favorite sport. If you've created any roller derby art, ...

ESPN Snubs Roller Derby In Spite Of Overwhelming Fan Vote

Carly Quick   »   April 1st, 2016   »   1 Comment
Roller derby, a sport driven mostly by women, is a growing and gaining momentum with each season. The sport is guided by the WFTDA.com, draws interest via its own conversational terminology and rough-house tactics, and engages the masses from an incredibly wide swath of demographics. One might think...

Atom Inline Encompassed Technology

Carly Quick   »   April 1st, 2016   »   0 Comments
Atom Technology (Green) vs. the Competition (Pink) Atom Boom made by MPC, has rapidly become recognized as the #1 road wheel in the world. It is a widely known fact that MPC produces the best inline racing urethane in the world. That’s been proven with their domination of track world champion...

Rule Change in 2015 - Roller Derby Now a “Male-Only Sport”

Carly Quick   »   April 1st, 2016   »   0 Comments
In a surprising move on the cusp of 2015, the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association, or “WFTDA”, announced that all women will be purged from WFTDA membership immediately to make way for men to completely take over the sport. “We women have dominated the sporting world long enough,” said Board of...

Roller Derby Phone Apps for Android and iPhone

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016
Roller Derby Test O’Matic Test yourself before you WRECK yourself! Derby skaters and Fresh Meat answer multiple-choice questions to test their WFTDA knowledge in this flat-track roller derby test. Roller Derby Test O’Matic Lite is FREE for Android and iOS users. Test O’Matic for smartpho...

Summer Time and the Skating is Easy

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   0 Comments
Stay Out of the Heat and Work Out While Enjoying a Great Hobby! Summer is a time for sun, fun, and trying to keep cool! If you’re looking for a great way to slip back into your yellow polka-dot bikini, enjoy some fun with the whole family, or participate in the great American pastime of rolle...

Wheel Setups for Roller Derby - Featuring Mo Quadzilla

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   1 Comment
We get lots of questions on how to get speed and grip from wheel configurations. Every skater has a favorite wheel setup. Mo "Quadzilla" discusses his wheel set-ups for speed and grip. The video and transcription is below. Share your comments on your wheel setups and ask questions in the comments! ...

Roller Skate Halloween Costume Ideas - 2015

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   0 Comments
Halloween is the time for falling leaves, cool weather, and most importantly a time to have fun with putting together an awesome costume! Many trick-or-treaters crave costumes that make a statement – something that not only frights, but is also an expression of one that can’t be worn every day of th...

2015 Roller Derby Recap

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016
What a Difference a Year Makes! Roller Derby as a sport made HUGE progress in 2015. Read on for the highlights.... ESPN Streams the 2015 International WFTDA Championships! For the first time in history, ESPN covered roller derby after signing a deal with WFTDA. This was a huge moment for d...

Atom is the Exclusive Distributor for EO Racing Frames

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   0 Comments
Effective Immediately, Atom Skates is the Exclusive Distributor in North America & Mexico for EO Composite Racing Frames. Atom Skates, based in Phoenix Arizona, and EO Racing frames, based in France, partner in an exclusive distribution agreement.   The Following Sizes W...

Try a Coffee Nap!

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   0 Comments
Let’s face it: derby demands a lot of our time and energy. Stack it on top of busy schedules and life concerns, and there can be times where you’re just feeling wiped out. Rather than reach for the fourth energy drink (and second heart palpitation) for the day, you might want to give a coffee nap a ...

Holiday Skate Giveaway: And the Winner is....

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   0 Comments
When we posted about our Holiday Skate Giveaway we were astounded by the amount of participation we received! We had 25 eligible entries and well over 1,000 votes across our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ accounts. While we'd love to be able to give everyone free skates, we'd be putting oursel...

Skate Giveaway Stories

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   232 Comments
Below are the stories submitted for skaters who have been submitted to DevaSkation's Holiday Skate Giveaway for a Skater in Need. Hise Hise Baby Hello, I would like to nominate a skater from my league who needs a new pair of skates. Hise Hise Baby (real name is Brooke Hise) joined the So...

Holiday Skate Giveaway for a Skater in Need

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016
We at Devaskation.com believe the holiday season is a time for giving! We need your help in giving away new equipment to someone in our skating community who most deserves it. Here's how it works: Please take the time to send us your story about the skater you believe needs new equipment th...

Roller Derby Rules Change - Jerseys Must Conform by December of 2015

Carly Quick   »   March 25th, 2016   »   2 Comments
The WFTDA announced earlier this month that a slight rules change regarding jerseys and skater numbers will be adopted. The change won’t be enforced until Dec 2015 to give teams ample time to adjust and come into compliance. The change is simple: skaters’ roster and jersey numbers are no longer a...

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