Wasteland Derby Dames
 
 

The Wasteland Roller Derby is the Antelope Valley's first and only all women's flat track roller derby league, founded in the summer of 2011 with a mens league coming soon.

Roller derby is a fun, fast paced, full contact sport for women of all ages, shapes and sizes. If you would like to join us we are currently recruiting new female skaters 18 years of age or older of any skill level. We provide training! Male and female referees are also needed. Be sure to bring a good attitude and a lot of drinking water.

If you are looking to join the team please email wastelandderbydames@gmail.com  for full information and times.

 

Coming Events and Games:

Wasteland Roller Derby vs. Infinity Roler Derby and Drive-By - (home game) September 16th 2017

Wasteland Roller Derby vs. Foothill Foxy Flyers - (home game) October 28th 2017

Past Events and Games:

Wasteland Roller Derby vs. Wine Town and Coachella - (home game)
November 12th 2016 in Palmdale, CA
Final Score: Wasteland 111, Wine Town 151
See photos of the game from BSSS Photography and Anthony Ortega.

Wasteland Roller Derby vs. North County Derby Alliance - (home game)
October 1st 2016 in Palmdale, CA
Final Score: Wasteland 184, NCDA 171
See photos of the game from Chuck Gay here.

Battle of the IE Tournament - (away game)
September 24th 2016 in Fontana CA
1st Place: Wasteland
See photos of the game from Chuck Gay here and here.

Wasteland Roller Derby vs. West Coast Derby Knockouts - (away game)
August 20th 2016 in Ventura CA
Final Score: Wasteland 238, Uppercuts 99.
See photos of the game from Shawna Frye.

Wasteland Roller Derby vs. V-Town Derby Dames - (away game)
March 5th 2016 in Visalia CA
Final Score: Wasteland 131, V-Town 295
See photos of the game from David Costa Photography.

Wasteland Derby Dame vs. SFV Wipeouts - (away game)
November 21th 2015 in Sylmar CA
Final Score: Wasteland 178. Wipeouts 137.
See photos of the game from Chuck Gay and Tristan King.

Wasteland Derby Dame vs. Westside Wreck Hers - (home game)
November 7th 2015 in Palmdale CA
Final Score: Wasteland 158. FFF 95

Wasteland Derby Dame vs. Foothill Foxy Flyers - (away game)
October 24th 2015 in Corona CA
Final Score: Wasteland 160. FFF 227
See photos of the game from Chuck Gay.

Wasteland Derby Dame vs. Ventura County Derby Darlins - (home game)
October 3rd 2015 in Palmdale CA
Final Score: Wasteland 294. Ventura 74
See photos of the game by Jaye Morton.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. Mojave Rattle Skaters - (home game)
June 13th 2015 in Palmdale CA.
Final Score: Wasteland 217. Rattle Skaters 103
See photos of the game by Chuck Gay and Brian Baird.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. Central Coast Roller Derby (home game)
April 25th 2015 at 7pm in Palmdale CA.
Final Score: Wasteland 272. Central Coast 77.
See photos of the game by Jaye Morton.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. San Gabriel Valley Roller Derby (home game)
March 14th 2015 at 6pm in Palmdale CA.
Final Score: Wasteland 323. SGVRD 138.
See photos of the game by Chuck Gay and AV Media.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. Prison City Derby Dames (away game)
Nov. 15th 2014 in Corona CA.
Final Score: Wasteland 146. Prison City 74.
See photos of the game by Tough Girls on Eight Wheels.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. Westside Wreck Hers (away game)
Oct. 25th 2014 in Taft, CA.
Final Score: Wasteland 180. WWH 139.
See photos of the game by Chuck Gay.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. Dirt City Roller Rats (C-Team) (away game)
August 30th 2014 in Victorville, CA.
Final Score: Wasteland 112. DCRR 83.
See photos of the game by Chuck Gay and ToughGirlsOnEightWheels.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. FFF (away game)
July 19th 2014 in Corona CA.
Final Score: FFF 225, Wasteland 144.
See photos of the game by ToughGirlsOnEightWheels.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. DRB (away game)
May 24th 2014 in Bakersfield CA.
Final Score: DRB 214, Wasteland 81.
See photos of the game by Into the Void Photography.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. SFV (away game)
February 1st 2014 at The Lot, Sylmar, CA.
Final Score: SFV Wipe Outs 294, Wasteland 165.
See photos of the game by Shannon Monasmith Photography.

Wasteland Derby Dames vs. The Hooligans
November 16th 2013 at Kings Fairgrounds, Lemorre, CA.
Final Score: The Hooligans 145, Wasteland 114.
See photos of the game by DR Media.

Wasteland Derby Dames' Radioactive Riot Girls vs. Wasteland Derby Dames' Nuclear Knockouts. 
October 28th 2012 at Skateplex, USA.
Final Score: Radioactive Riot Girls 171, Nuclear Knockouts 110.

Wasteland Derby Dames' Radioactive Riot Girls vs. Wasteland Derby Dames' Nuclear Knockouts. 
September 9th 2012 at Skateplex, USA. 
Final Score: Radioactive Riot Girls 130, Nuclear Knockouts 103.

Wasteland Derby Dames Vs. Dirt City Roller Rats.
May 19th 2012  at Holiday Skating Center
Final Score: Wasteland 35, Dirt City 270
See highlight video of the game at youTube.com.

Wasteland Derby Dames and the Riverside Roller Belles Vs. The Tulare Kings Roller Derby.
March 10th 2012. Tulare Country Fairgrounds, Tulare California
Final Score: Wasteland 41, Tulare 120
See photos of the game by David Costa Photography.

 
Like to download the rules? WFTDA rules and referee hand signals. 
 

Do you have roller derby questions? Would you like more information about Wasteland Derby Dames? Choose from the contact list below. You can also visit and like our Facebook page.

Recruiting - wastelandderbydames@gmail.com

Head Ref/Head NSO - headref@wastelandderbydames.com

General Questions wastelandderbydames@gmail.com

 

Below is a list of required equipment and some simple buying tips.

Mouth Guard:  Can be purchased at any sporting goods store.

Helmet:  Can be purchased at any skateboard shop.  Make sure it fits.  When strapped on it should not move up and down more than one inch.

Knee Pads, Elbow Pads and Wrist Guards:  It is best to buy these online.  Brand names like 187, Pro-Tec, Scabs, and MBS are all good.  Avoid Rollerblade brand or any knee pads that are rounded.  They should have an almost flat hard outer shell.

Optional:  Fishnets, crazy knee high socks, hot pants and war paint.

Quad Roller Skates:  This will depend on your budget.  If your budget is tight you can check eBay and Craigslist for used skates and gear.  Entry level skates such as Riedell R3's can be purchased for around $130.  However, anything below $200 are low quality and will probably need to be replaced after a season.  Good quality skates can last a lifetime.  Below are a list of things you should look for when buying quad skates.

Boots:  Unless you're vegan; boots should always be a high quality leather.   Man made material will not stretch and form to your feet properly.

Plates:  Plates should always be some type of light weight metal like a T6 Aluminum.  Most entry level skates will come with plastic or nylon plates which will often bend, twist and even brake under heavy use.  Plastic or nylon maybe fine for a lightweight beginner, but advance skaters and heaver skaters will need a quality metal plate.

Bearings:  Most skate packages come with ABEC rated bearings.   These should be replaced with a high quality skate bearing like Bones Reds.  eBay is a great place to buy replacement bearings.  Be sure to check if your axles are 7mm or 8mm before buying bearings. Skateboard bearings work just fine, but you will have to buy two sets of 8 to equal the 16 you need for quad skates.

Wheels:  Wheels will depend on the skating surface and your weight.  The heavier you are; the firmer the wheel can be and the higher the duro rating can be.  For indoor derby we recommend any wheel with a duro rating of 92A to 97A.  A few examples of quality indoor derby wheels are the Radar Tuner, Sure-Grip Fugitive, Sure-Grip Interceptor V-Drive, Atom Lowboy, Radar Devil Ray, Hyper Cannibal, Lebeda Stiletto and the new Radar Sting Ray.

If your looking to practice outdoors we recommend any wheel with a duro rating of 78A to 88A.  78A would be only for uneven asphalt, 80A to 85A for smoother outdoor concrete, and 85A to 88A for outdoor sport areas like tennis courts, basketball courts or outdoor hockey rinks.  A few examples of quality outdoor derby wheels are the Atom Centuri, Roll-Line Helium, or the Radar Villain.

Accessories:  We also recommend leather toe guards and waxed laces.  If you have any issues with blisters or your boot is rubbing on your ankles pick up a set of ezeefit ankle booties.

Toe Stops:  Snyder Mediums are the industry standard, however, many derby girls swear by Gumballs.  They are slightly heavier, but come in a long and short stem.  The Powerdyne stops (round and square) are also very good at just a fraction of the price.

Seasoned skaters will recommend buying the above parts separately and having them professionally assembled.  However, that is more expensive and time consuming.  So here is a list of a few recommended skate packages.

Sure-Grip Rebel Avenger DA45.  MSRP $240
Sure-Grip Rebel Avenger (Magnesium) DA45.  MSRP $300
Riedell 265 Wicked.  MSRP $419
Riedell Divine (Vegan).  MSRP $427
Riedell Black Widow.  MSRP $600
Antik AR1.  MSRP $629

When possible, "short forward" plate mounts are recommended over standard or sport mounts.   Avoid names like Carrera, Mach-5, Chicago Bullet, and other sub $200 skates. 

Brick and Mortar Shops:

Sin City Skates (San Diego) - 2775 Kurtz St., Suite 5, San Diego, CA 92110
Valley Skate and Surf (Northridge) - 16914 Parthenia St. Northridge, CA 91343
Wicked Skatewear (L.A.) - 2330 W. Third St., Ste. 1, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Square Cat Skates  (Hermosa Beach) - 1405 Hermosa Ave., Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Orange County Roller Skates (Santa Ana) - 1947 S Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92707
Moxi Roller Skates (Long Beach) - 2132 E. 4th St., Long Beach, CA 90814

Online Shops:

Fast Girl Skates - www.fastgirlskates.com
Back Street Inline - www.backstreetinline.com
Roller Girl Skates (Team gets 12% discount) - www.rollergirlskates.com
Wicked Skate Wear (Team gets 10% discount) - www.wickedskatewear.com
Low Priced Skates - www.lowpriceskates.com
DerbySMACK - www.derbysmack.com
Roller Derby Depot - www.rollerderbydepot.com

Care and Feeding:

Once you get your skates and equipment home there are a few things you should know about keeping them in the best working order.

Boots:

Most high quality boots come with heat moldable counters.   Counters are the hard inner part of the heal.  You can get these counters warm with a heat gun or a couple of hair dryers and bend them to better fit your feet.  The leather can also be stretched for a better fit.  Put a leather conditioner like Lexol or Mink Oil on the outside of the boot and rub from the inside on any "hot spots" you may have.  These products also work well for cleaning.

Never leave your skates inside a closed bag or case after use.   Always open your skate bag and let them air dry or they will mildew.

Plates:

Your plates do not need much maintenance, but remember when you first get them the trucks will NOT be adjusted for skating.  They often tighten them down for shipping and you will need to adjust them to your liking.  If you are not sure how ask one of the refs for help.

Wheels:

When practicing outside your wheels will get very dirty, and should be cleaned after every practice.  A damp scrubby sponge and a dry rag is all you need.  Be sure to not get the bearings wet.  There is no need to remove the wheels, however, if you do remove your wheels for some reason be sure to not over tighten the lock nut that holds them on when you reinstall them.  There should be no drag when you spin your wheels and they should spin freely for at least 30 seconds when spun with your fingers.  If the lock nut is too tight it will create drag that will slow you down and damage the bearings. Lock nuts should also be replaced after every 10 or so wheel changes.

Bearings:

Bearings should be removed and cleaned every 6 to 12 months.   More frequently if you skate outdoors.  YouTube has many great videos describing how to remove and clean your bearings.  Skateboard bearings are removed and cleaned the same way as quad skate bearings.

Protective Gear:

Your pads will need to be cleaned from time to time to avoid odor.  Hand washing with soap and water is best as machine washing can damage the elastic.  Putting them in the freezer over night will also kill the germs and bacteria that causes the order.

 
Copyright Wasteland Derby Dames 2012-2016
 
Design and hosting by AVWebMaker.com
 
Jump back to full computer site.