is your source for the very best in roller skates, derby skates, and skating equipment.  We pride ourselves on being friendly and customer service oriented.  Below are articles that answer the most common questions we get from customers and friends in the skate industry.  If you are new to skating and you want to learn more about the industry, roller derby, or anything else skating related we try to cover it below. 

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Starting Roller Derby

Many people interested in roller derby want to know how the game started and when it was first invented. Most people are surprised at how long the game has been going on. Check out over a hundred years of skating history here.
Are you wondering how the game of roller derby works? Devaskation has put together all the details on the game including scoring and a glossary of roller derby lingo so you can get a crash-course in the details and terms of the trade. If you’ve encountered a something in a bout that you’re not sure of, start here!
We know that buying your skates, parts, and accessories can be quite overwhelming and we want you to know that we are here to help? We have carefully compiled this list based on real questions we have received from our customers.
Finding the right size is the hardest part of buying skates. We want to help you get the right size the first time so check out this video to get started.
There are many types of indoor skating styles and surfaces. Learn everything you need to know to get the right skates and wheels for Roller Derby or any indoor skating you’ll be doing!
Outdoor skating is a lot of fun and a great way to increase your practice time so that you’ll be even better on the track!
Safety is important while participating in any sport, and a high-contact sport like Roller Derby is no different. Here are some ways to protect yourself.
Devaskation’s comparing the awesome Damage Control and SISU NextGEN mouthguards so you can have a headstart on choosing the right one for you.
No matter your skill level, the gear you take to roller derby can have a significant impact on your performance. Find out which wheels are best and which are right for you and your skating style.
One of the most important components of a roller skate is also one of the most overlooked. Come find out which bearings to pick for your skate.

Living Roller Derby

Check out our results from the last showdown between the Bionic Bigfoot, Bionic Super Stopper, Antik Gumball, Antik Superball, and Mota Monster!
Admit it, you’ve dreamt about having your own custom skates to match your on-wheels persona. That dream can be a reality! Check out your options for custom skates that will match your gear and attitude.
Ceramic bearings are made from a compound called Silicon Nitride. The Silicon Nitride compound is far lighter than your run of the mill steel bearing. These bearings operate at an 80% faster speed than that of standard bearings and they also self lubricate.
You may have noticed a bit about Swiss bearings on our Guide to Roller Skate Bearings article. If you want to know more about Swiss bearings, you can find this answer as well as even more information and recommendations on Swiss bearings and maintenance here.
Taking care of your bearings from the beginning is the best way to stay safe and prolong the life of your bearings and wheels. Here’s all you need to know to clean and maintain your bearings.
So you’ve taken the plunge and purchased your own skates and gear. Now it’s time to protect your investment. Proper maintenance can ensure the maximum longevity for your equipment.
Be sure to get a good warmup workout before jumping right into a bout. It’s important for your body to be ready for the extreme physical activity.
Whether you’re an outdoor skater, derby skater, jam skater, or recreational skater, there will come a time where you will need to replace your plates or boots. Let us help you find the right size with this awesome video!
We love to help our teams and leagues! Is your team, league, or function in need of a sponsor? Get more info on our sponsorship page.
Have you ever wondered who is considered the best roller derby player of all time? We put a list together of some of the best skaters in the world.

Kids Roller Derby

Your kiddo is going to LOVE derby!! Find out all the things you need to know to get started here.
The process and research for purchasing kids skates can be overwhelming, so let us answer some common questions we get from parents.
Skating is a fun sport and hobby for people of all ages, and is safe and fun for children even at a young age. Check out this page for the answers to questions many parents have as well as some tips to guide you through purchasing the perfect skate for children at any age!
Not sure what to get your kid for Christmas? There’s no better gift than a pair of roller skates! Here are some of our top picks and recommendations.