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No Mercy: Roller Derby Life on the Track

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This visual record gives a comprehensive view of modern roller derby. Through 353 images, professional photographer Jules Doyle, a.k.a. Axle Adams, documents regular season bouts and independent tournaments, both flat track and banked track. Experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Jules Doyle gets front and center, capturing all the crushing hits, stifling blocking, and nimble jamming. He also goes behind the scenes for the private moments: injuries, the frustration, and sitting out in the ...

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Overview

This visual record gives a comprehensive view of modern roller derby. Through 353 images, professional photographer Jules Doyle, a.k.a. Axle Adams, documents regular season bouts and independent tournaments, both flat track and banked track. Experience the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Jules Doyle gets front and center, capturing all the crushing hits, stifling blocking, and nimble jamming. He also goes behind the scenes for the private moments: injuries, the frustration, and sitting out in the penalty box. Having photographed over seventy leagues in action, Doyle traces the rise in popularity of this fast-growing sport from its original founders to the modern day "stars." Fans of roller derby and lovers of fast-paced, contact sports will enjoy modern roller derby's history, while photography buffs will appreciate Doyle's artistic prose with the camera.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764338366
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 606,378
  • Product dimensions: 12.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jules Doyle is a professional photographer with a highly recognized presence in the sport of roller derby. His roller derby photography has been published internationally in various books and magazines. He has photographed over 70 roller derby leagues around the world.

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  • Posted December 15, 2011

    Highly recommend!

    This comprehensive look at the best modern roller derby has to offer is a must for any family member, athlete, or fan of derby. The quality of the binding & pages can't be beat. The photos are phenomenal...the action, the hits, the speed, refs, fans - it's all captured here. Axle Adams has a true gift for exposing the emotion in a shot; you can see the elation & the agony. I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

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