Friday, 31 August 2012

SMB Bearings

SMB Bearings are a UK-based bearing company who've in recent years got into providing the skate world with high quality products. Coming from the mechanical components side of stuff means they've got loads of expertise, which is covered in their product page (check it out here to learn all the nitty gritty), and which is why their bearings are rad.

The guys have sponsored a number of riders and events in the past and we're proud to have them sponsoring Hogtoberfest. Here's a sneaky peek at the prizes they sent through.

Yep! 2 sets of regular, 2 sets of ceramic bearings, a pile of stickers and wristbands, and a load of tees. BOOM! Get excited people, more to come from other sponsors soon :)

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Sponsor links are up! And FAQ section.

SO it's some horrendously unsocial hour, which is always the best time to be on a computer editing HTML!

Check out the right hand side of the page for our sponsors - Profiles on these guys will be going up in the coming week as blog posts and watch out for new additions at all times! GO visit their sites and have a look around.

Also, as a lot of you are asking about this stuff, there's an FAQ section I'll be updating regularly for the questions I should have answered but haven't because I'm not on the ball. Check it out in the tabs above, and if you ahve any questions blast them at me on the facebook group :

Other than that here's a quick explanation about "moto" heats we use for the downhill - the system we've used for many Hog Hills and was also used in the 2012 olympic BMX racing.

Our variant uses 3 rounds, where riders are picked at random against 4 or 5 others (5-6 man heats work well). You get to race once in each round and get awarded points based on position. You end up with a big table of scores, and the top few go through into a final. With smaller disciplines, we still have the final, because it's extra racing.
The racing is fun, and we try to blast through it as fast as possible. Of course, if you don't want to race you're welcome to freeride between heats - just let the line marshal know that you're not getting a cheeky head start ;)

8 man final at a particularly rainy Hog Hill

Round: This is a group of heats - we've had up to 17 in the past across all disciplines! we have three. So you get to race three times to build up your score.

Heat: this is your individual race. There are many heats in a round, and you will normally only race in one per discipline per round. 

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Blog: ACTIVATE! And welcome on board Newton's Shred!

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 registration tab above, where you'll find a registration form and paypal shop buttons to fill a cart with skating, camping and teeshirt options. Graphics will be on their way soon, including a teeshirt mockup. Also, I'll get on the write up for our first confirmed sponsor, Newton's Shred! Back to work for me!

Monday, 20 August 2012


You'll probably be coming here to check out what's happening regards Hogtoberfest 2012. That's AWESOME! But my internet is not so I'm running behind schedule setting up the blog for this year.
Check back Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning and expect to see the blog utterly transformed!

I've left a few of the old tabs up while work is in progress so you can see what info is still relevant.
Have a rad Monday/Tuesday, and I'll see you all soon!

DAS Industries

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