Friday, 31 August 2012

Jankowski Weathervanes, new projects...

We've just had a quick chat with the lovely Stan at Jankowski Weathervanes.  He's got a bit of a rush on at the moment, but he had enough time to tell us about a few projects & we thought we'd share them with you...

Stan's creations have featured in some weird & wonderful places - on the set of "Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang" for example...

Copper cockerel made for Universal Studios 2010 film
"Nanny McPhee & the Big Bang"

... and are now in demand worldwide - the latest creation is off to Kuwait next week Stan tells us.  Take a look at some of his amazing work below, it's no surpise that there is such international interest!

Stan with his majestic dragon creation

Trout weathervane, just completed & installed

8inch copper Dalek - bet you'd like that on your desk!

Copper Rose
 We're delighted to be a very small part of some of Jankowski Weathervanes work & would like to wish them continued success for the future.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Hogtoberfest Blog is up & running...

Check out the blog for Hogtoberfest...

"Hogtoberfest: Blog: ACTIVATE! And welcome on board Newton's Shre...: Woah! Not all the graphics are done but those of you out there who want to get registered and even paid up can jump on it using the registra..."

See lots more info about this amazing downhill freeride bonanza on the site & join up if you dare - have fun people!!  And if you do go along, you may well win one of the spiffy prizes that we've just donated!!!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

It's behind you!! Doug Brown's close encounter with a giant gorilla...

This photo is awesome!  It features our friend & pro skateboarder Doug Brown (pictured with his board).  Doug is "at the Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford CT. Paul was notorious for playing pranks on his actor friends so for his birthday one year they got him back placing this large gorilla on his lawn. After Paul's death the gorilla now resides at the camp and is brought out for special events for the kids".  Not sure which would be more epic to have on your lawn, Doug or the gorilla - these guys get both!

Monday, 20 August 2012

ShockWave Skate Team Competition...

Our friends across the water at Shockwave Skate Team (based in Hogansville, Georgia, USA) are having a skate comp soon & we've sent along some prizes for them - we'll look forward to sharing coverage of the event with you soon....

Good luck to everyone taking part, both organisers & competitors - have a great time!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pro skater Doug Brown...

We've had a news update from our friend Doug Brown, pro skater:

"Greetings Everyone,
Summer 2012 has really shaped up to be a great productive summer with lots of events and travels.

I must be doing something right as the new book is selling well and this is my tenth year as a professional skateboarder.

I never thought the summer of 2002 at a chance meeting at the Gravity Games would open the door for paying sponsors,

a book deal, travels, events and so much more. Last week I flew to Connecticut for what we've labeled the philanthropy tour.

View the video diary here:

Also the story behind my new pro model with Outbreak Skateboards

View here:

For all videos and updates visit:

Order books direct at:

Thanks everyone for the support, lots ahead. Stay positive and keep being yourself.



Thanks for all the news Doug, much appreciated!

Friday, 10 August 2012

SMB Wristbands are back...

... & we have some shiny new stickers to go with them!!


If you're lucky enough to meet up with one of the wonderful people we sponsor they'll be handing them out, so keep your eyes peeled!! ;-D

Thursday, 2 August 2012

SMB's skate bearing store, prices cut on ebay!

With the help of our lovely friends on Facebook, we've been conducting a review of the prices of our skate bearings &, as a result, have reduced prices across the board in our ebay store.  The bearings are the same professional quality, but we've tried to acknowledge the pockets of our younger, budget conscious clients!

ebay prices now start from £6.48 with free postage

We stock over 2000 different sizes - see our complete listing here -
for all other bearings please continue to contact us 
& we'll quote price & delivery by return.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Shannon Francis, scooter rider...

Our friend, Bristol based Shannon Francis, has just made us this really cool advert:

Thanks very much Shannon, you're a star & we are delighted to be sponsoring someone as passionate, creative (Shannon shares some great photos & videos) & dedicated as you.

Shannon is also sponsored by Rat Scooters & Campus Skate Park
because she is THE BEST!

Shannon's latest Instagram photo...

You don't just have to take our word for it though - check out her out on YouTube & on Facebook or maybe even meet her in person if you're down at Campus Skate Park, Bristol...