Good Head, Canada’s up and coming bike polo head company, was generous enough to send us one of their 5″ center-drilled capped tournament heads. And after playing with this head, we are so glad that they sent the head our way! It fills a gap that has been missing since last season. One of my favorite hardcourt bike polo heads was that little blue 2014 Fixcraft tournament head (may it rest in peace), and this head feels so much like it, that it’s like it never left.
A couple days ago the sports website STACK posted a review of Fixcraft’s hardcourt bike polo gloves. The review is definitely worth your time, so go check it out. You can find the review HERE. Also, a special shout out to Cleveland Bike Polo’s Jon Bobel for continually bringing hardcourt bike polo to STACK!
Like a lot of the people in the hardcourt bike polo community, I grew up loving extreme sports. From the X-Games to Rock-n-Jock sports, from ECW to XFL, my friends and I were suckers for them all. On top of that list those was skateboarding. Since my friends and I were wannabe skate-punks, we’d get together, listen to CKY, eat pizza, and watch Sorry by Flip or Menikmati by Es. Those were the good days of allowance and carefree weekends.
It’s been almost two months since Quoc Pham was generous enough to send me a pair of their Hardcourt – Mid shoes. Since it has been the tournament off season these past two months, I’ve only been able to play one tournament on the shoes, but with that being said, after numerous pick-up sessions and some general commuting, I feel that I’m ready to give a first impressions review of the gorgeous shoes.
Recently I helped a friend put a brand new mallet together. I won’t name names but the shaft still required a drop-nut type of assembly, and the head didn’t come predrilled. I know there can be something cathartic about building your own mallet before a big tournament, but I felt like I was in the dark ages have to align a drop-nut perfectly, having to line up holes in the head so that the shaft sites at a perfect 90 degree angle. It was a comforting reminder that Fixcraft has brought us into a golden age of bike polo equipment. Here is our review of the amazing pieces that make up a complete hardcourt bike polo specific mallet: