Tilted Thunder Rail Birds — Seattle All-Female Non-Profit Banked Track Roller Derby

About the League

Tilted Thunder Rail Birds is a Seattle based, all-female, banked track roller derby league. We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by a volunteer force of skaters and league members committed to promoting and raising awareness of women's roller derby, especially banked track roller derby. TTRB is comprised of strong, friendly, intelligent, enthusiastic women from all walks of life pursuing emotional growth and physical strength by challenging their perceived limits. As a league, we also wish to promote mental and physical empowerment, development of skills, loyalty on and off the track, individuality, and friendship - throughout the entire sport, both locally and nationally.

© 2010 Jules DoyleWhat makes us unique from all those other roller derby leagues out there?
Simply put, a banked track!

After much fundraising and hardwork, TTRB acquired a warehouse, track plans and materials and TTRB skaters, refs, and volunteers built a Kitten Traxx track. Our track design follows the same track plans of the other modern tracks in the United States: L.A. Derby Dolls, San Diego Derby Dolls, Outwest Outlaws Roller Derby, and Arizona Derby Dames. Only TXRD Lonestar Rollergirls has a track built with a slightly different design.

Where have all the banked tracks gone?
The modern reincarnation of community-based, Do-It-Yourself banked track roller derby is only just beginning to experience the kind of growth that flat-track roller derby saw only a few years ago. Not only are we the only modern banked track league in the Pacific Northwest, we are one of only a small handful of modern DIY banked track leagues in the country. Modern, DIY leagues who have already built their banked tracks include: LA Derby Dolls , San Diego Derby Dolls, TXRD (Austin), Arizona Derby Dames (Phoenix), OC Roller Girls (Orange County, CA), and South Side Roller Derby (Houston). Even though there are over 700 modern flat-track leagues in the United States, we are the 7th roller derby league to build a banked track in the nation. Even more unique, we are the only one of these banked-track leagues who is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization!

©  2011 Joe Grasso