Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Harry Redstone, RC car race victory...

YESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!  Our friend Harry Redstone had an awesome race series this weekend, at Swindon Radio Controlled Model Car Club (SRCMCC), & it saw him clinch victory, even leaving his older brother, Ben, eating his dust!  Check out these results:

Harry tops the tables, beating off some stiff competition...
Harry has just acquired a new baby - perhaps that's what swung victory in his favour?!

Harry's Losi 8ight EU
Harry & his dad, hard at work in the pits

Harry is competing in the regional leagues this year, but next year is moving onto the bigger national competitions, where we're sure he'll be an absolute star. 

Well done Harry, we're so proud of you ;0) 

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Schaeffer Mclean, 8 year old skater...

Hey guys!  Schaeffer Mclean, 8 years old & already a skate LEGEND,  has just uploaded another vid of some awesome skateboarding action - filmed during June and July 2012 in London and Bristol. It was the wettest month of June since records began.......

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Fingerboarding... Northwoods style

Until we started talking to Jared at Northwoods Performance Fingerboards last year, the sport & passion of fingerboarding wasn't something we knew much about.  

For those, like us, not quite sure what its all about, a fingerboard is a working replica of a skateboard that a person "rides" by replicating skateboarding maneuvers with their hand. It can also be referred to as a finger skate board or even a Tech Deck. The device itself is a scaled-down skateboard complete with moving wheels, graphics and trucks.  These boards are used to perform skateboarding tricks, or just as collectables - either way, they're a real passion for a growing number of people.

Lets get one of Northwoods' own team, Spencer Blaufuss, to show us all how its done!

Northwoods specialise in producing high end, performance boards & we're delighted to be helping them with our supply of precision miniature bearings for their wheels - the wheels currently found are generally quite cheap & for beginners, so we are helping to improve the standard! 

Jared says "Northwoods was conceived when 20 years of fingerboarding and skateboarding met 5 small pieces of veneer. What followed was a year long, borderline insane, passion-fueled quest to design a board unlike any other on the planet. Intense trial, error, research, development and final CAD designs have yielded a deck so fun, functional and beautiful that we have to share it with the world.  Fingerboarding is a sport and we have taken great strides to treat it with the respect and seriousness it deserves. Our very own, exclusive innovations like “SWEETRIDGE” and “POWERLINE” are at your fingertips, literally. Feel free to visit our DESIGN page to see how deep we dive into our decks. We are very happy to make such a high quality, precision board available to all who want to step up their game, try something new or just appreciate the art". 

Monday, 23 July 2012

Skate/Scoot videos...

Hey guys!  We've had some exciting new videos from the SMB Skate Crew - check them out:

Shannon Francis, Bristol based scooter fanatic...

Schaeffer McLean at this years 2012 NASS Festival near Bristol in England The World Cup was held here so Schaeffer couldn't enter the competitions but he had fun just messing around. Although Schaeffer couldn't get to skate the Pro Course he skated backstage with all the Girl Skaters from around the world warming up for the World Cup competition including the winners of the Xgames. His friend and girl competitor Anita Arvelo Almonte came 6th place overall. Schaeffer skated the Route One Mini ramp for a bit and got a very quick go on the Pro Course at the very end. The guys throwing themselves down the stairs were trying to win cash for best tricks. This is the video of the fun Schaeffer had...

The awesome French downhill rider Marie Bougourd (aka Spoky Woky) has been having an amazing IGSA season & has been updating her blog - check it out here

Spoky Woky takes 1st at Confortable
We'll bring you more news and updates soon - in the meantime we'd just like to say a big fat congratulations to our skate crew for being so AWESOME!!!!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Go Skate Day UK

Go Skate Day UK

Check out the news from London's Go Skate Day 2012 - we were delighted to donate some prizes for such a great event & are glad everyone had a good time.

Friday, 6 July 2012

Photo of the week...


I have enough trouble moving myself on two wheels, never mind with a camper on the back too!
Designed by Boston-based artist Kevin Cyr, the Camper Bike is both a fully functioning RV and the subject of a number of Cyr’s amazing paintings...

One slight drawback of the design seems to be that you'd have to sleep standing up though... :-)

Happy weekend everyone!