At 321Polo, we like to thoroughly test out products that are sent to us before writing reviews. We like to play a couple months of pickup and, if we can help it, a tournament using the new equipment before we feel comfortable enough to write up an official review. Sometimes we play a little too long on the equipment, as was the case with Magic Bike Polo’s Emerald head.
Magic Bike Polo was kind enough to send over what is now their version 1 Emerald head. We played on it for a couple months, took it to a couple friendlies and as we were getting ready to write the review…BAM! Magic Bike Polo comes out with their new and improved version 2 Emerald head.
For the version 1 Emerald, we were going to talk about how we had trouble mounting the head with the normal coupler nut system because the head’s wall is so thin that tightening it down caused the shaft to bubble out the head at the connection point. This was the only complaint we had about the head. Our solution was to use the Milwaukee Crown nut, which fixed the problem perfectly. Magic’s solution was to add a thicker middle section for extra support.
Waiting a little too long allowed Magic to fix the problem before we could even bring it up. Not only did they fix this problem, they improved the head in areas that we didn’t even see as having problems. Magic added curved inside corners for a stronger capped end. This will add force behind shots that were already powerful.
We are incredibly excited for the release of the Version 2 Emerald head. The new 92-gram head is available now through Magic’s online store. Check them out and tell us what you think!