Congratulations for either 1) spending your weekend doing more important things than being on the internet, or 2) crawling out from under the rock you’ve been living under. I can only assume that you fall into one of these categories because if you haven’t seen these two videos by now, then they must be true. These videos have been blowing up my Facebook news feed all weekend. Share after share after share of two great 2013 highlight videos featuring some of the most amazing talent in hardcourt today.
First, we have the legendary Mr. Do using footage from the 2013 NAHBPC to create a bike polo promotional video. Presumably, this film will be used to seek sponsors for all of the NAH qualifying tournaments, but I think it’ll be great to use by any tournament organizer looking to get financial backing. I also want to note that I make four appearances in this video (that’s only two away from Mr. Do’s man crush, Koyo). Enjoy this great video and be sure to utilize it this season!
**NOTE: For some reason this video is Private on Vimeo, so I can’t post it on the site, so here is the LINK!
The other video that you missed out on this weekend came from Blunt Films, the brain child of former Dead Rappers member Brendan McNamee. This video, entitled 5TIX, turns bike polo footage into a feature. The amazing production draws you in and then the special effects leave you craving more. While Blunt Films isn’t as much of a polo-household name as Mr. Do (mostly because it’s not purely a bike polo video company, it’s Brendan’s day job), we have seen Brendan post some amazing polo related videos in the past (Chunk Clothing, Hell’s Belles, Luca Semeraro) and this video lives up to and exceeds our expectations. Enjoy this amazing film!
In the four years of it’s existence, the London Open has built a reputation as one of the biggest and best international tournaments. Last year the tournament happened to coincide with Worlds, so you saw the best players from all over the world in attendance. Since WHBPC2013 was held in America this year, we didn’t such a worldly presence at the tournament, but Europe’s best players were on hand.
This video surfaced a couple day and it allows those of us who couldn’t make it this year to join in with those who want to reminisce, and savor some hot London Open footage. Enjoy!
If you are unfamiliar with Alan Partridge, (no, he’s not part of the classic 70’s TV show The Partridge Family) he is a fictional radio and television host played by the iconic comedian Steven Coogan. Partridge’s antics have been splitting sides for decades and now, thanks to Andrew “Chan” McRae, Partridge has entered the Poloverse. Chan took some polo footage from 2011, dubbed Alan Partridge’s football (soccer for the Americans) commentary over it, and now a tsunami of laughter is about to unleash across the hardcourt interwebs.
Enjoy and share with your friends!
I was first exposed to Riding in Circles polo bikes in Geneva at the 2012 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. I instantly fell in love with the compact design and super clean welds of this Italian polo frame. Sadly enough, we don’t see too many Riding in Circles bikes in North America, so in the year following Geneva, the Riding in Circles frame slowly faded from my bike porn spank bank. That was until I arrived in Florida for the 2013 WHBPC and saw two-thirds of Call Me Daddy riding the sleek bikes that once filled my dreams. Upon coming home from Worlds, I did some perusing of the Riding in Circles Facebook page and discovered that they released a teaser video for their 2014 polo bike. If the bike is going to be half as cool as this video, then the poloverse is in for a real treat!
Check out the teaser video here:
Sorry to say, this article is not about the infamous bike polo product company. Womp, womp. Instead, we are advertising the bike polo documentary that was filmed last year in Colorado. A film crew followed the Durango, Colorado grass polo team, The MalletheadZ, as they headed to Denver, Colorado to compete in their first hardcourt bike polo competition.
After a summer of taking the film to festivals, yesterday director Tom Donley decided to post the documentary on his Vimeo page. Clocking in at 30:41, this short documentary is worth your time!
Check it out here: