What happens when three skaters and a ref from a British derby team coincidentally move at the same time to Shanghai, a city rich in roller discos but devoid of roller derby? China enters the derby age!
Derby can be a great opportunity to do a lot of traveling; traveling to play in a derby game is one of the most enjoyable and stressful experiences you can have, and the wrong travel companions can make it that much more of a travail. What makes a bad traveling companion? It depends mostly on your personality. What is a terrible match for some, is a match made in heaven for others. I’ll admit it; I’m a Type A personality on steroids when it comes to traveling. I find out when I have to be at function, and then I get there extra early, just in case.
"For me, RDX is a way for the Ri-ettes to not only play one of the best teams in the world and learn from all that Gotham brings to the table, but it's also a way to share a goal with my team and work towards it... I'm looking forward to seeing fast and engaging derby with highly skilled skaters who understand roller derby at its finest." - Lace N' Arsenic, Los Angeles Derby Dolls
Last weekend's The Great Southern Slam tournament and derby explosion in Adelaide, Australia was the world's largest derby event to date, with 30 competing teams and 44 bouts, not to mention numerous challenge bouts, all on 5 tracks simultaneously. DNN took on the ambitious task of broadcasting all tournament and full-length matchup bouts, and many others from Australia's independent derby media were in attendance to capture the weekend.