Friday, 28 November 2014

How do bearings work? An animated guide...

This cool little video explains to budding techies how the use of radial ball bearings & specifically the steel balls inside them can decrease friction and increase efficiency in a bearing, allowing a wheel, or other spinning component, to spin freely.  

If you'd like to see more technical information on bearings, please visit our website's technical pages, which are jam-packed with useful information on a range of topics & includes advice on material selection, bearing fit, lubrication & much more...

Monday, 24 November 2014

Marie Bougourd (Spoky Woky) is 2nd in 2014 IDF rankings...

Spoky Woky chilling out during her American tour earlier this year

We'd like to send massive congratulations to our friend & downhill skater Marie Bougourd (aka Spoky Woky), who has had an exceptional 2014 downhill skateboard race season, & it's not over yet... :-)

Race action from the Catalina Classic 2014

Several important victories have seen her bag a mightily impressive 2nd place in the IDF world rankings for the 2014 race season to date.

IDF rankings showing Marie (Spoky Woky) with an astounding season points tally

Could Marie now top the season standings?  Maybe!  As she is now jetting off to South Africa for Hot Heels Africa 2014 - a world cup event that could see her on top of the world, so GOOD LUCK!!

Wishing Spoky Woky every success at this event...

Everyone at SMB Bearings is so pleased to be a small part of Marie's success & we look forward to continuing that success into the coming 2015 race season - you ROCK Marie!!!!

Latest from Aaron Skippings, downhill skater...

Aaron in action in California earlier this year

We had a lovely message from our friend Aaron Skippings at the weekend:

"I wanted to say a massive "thank you" to SMB for helping me so much this year and I am so grateful!   It's done a lot for me and helped me skate as fast as i can! Looking forward to next year!" 

Thanks Aaron!  We are so glad that our skate bearings have helped your 2014 downhill skate season to go with & bang & we can't wait to see how you progress in 2015.

Schaeffer Mclean's been busy - again!

Check out the latest action from our mate, sponsored skater Schaeffer Mclean:

What a busy guy!!