Contest

Lancaster/Fixcraft Poloween Contest Ends Tomorrow

October 27, 2014
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If you haven’t heard, month Lancaster Polo and Fixcraft have been holding a contest where they are looking for the corniest bike polo themed horror movie poster. It’s a hilarious contest with some awesome entries already submitted, but I know there are more of you creative  types out there that should be submitting your artwork. The contest ends tomorrow night (October 28), so put your Microsoft Paint skills to work and let’s see what you come up with! Here are full contest details:

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Stories

Migration Patterns of North American Polo Players: A Study

October 23, 2014
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I recently received a message from a fellow polo player who expressed concern and interest in the migration patterns of the species known as the North American Bike Polo Player. Having studied this particular species in detail over the course of 4 years, I was more than happy to share his concern and particular interest in the subject.

Okay, So really he’s concerned about how many people are moving to the West Coast (the best coast) from the East Coast (beast coast), and beyond (… I don’t have one for that). But why be concerned about it? If you’re getting great polo out on the WC why not join in on the fun.

What it comes down to, dear reader, are the ideas of balance and development. Lemme explain. Sit down for a second.

So a big part of bike polo is the nomadic nature of the sport. We players travel all over, typically, to play tourneys, to live in new places, and to just generally live our young adult lives. One thing we have, however, is a variety of players. You’ll have a few stars in each club who are, just by being around and playing, helping entire clubs grow stronger and more competitive in play (this doesn’t imply just for tourneys–the competitiveness of play within a club is also an important factor in keeping a club healthy and growing. Clubs that are just kick-around, beer drinking ways to spend time generally disintegrate fairly rapidly).

But–and this is a biiiiiig but–the really great players need to stick around. When they go, the hierarchy of the club gets wonky, and then you find that there isn’t a catalyst for the other players to get better and grow. Regions lose their “heroes” and great teams, and they don’t necessarily have any way to practice playing against really top-notch players. This, naturally, puts them at a huge disadvantage when they go to play in larger tourneys against the region which (now) has a firm hold on the very best. Continue Reading…

Product

New VANDAL Hat Flavors

October 22, 2014
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In Australia spring has just starting, while for a lot of the rest of the poloverse, the cold rainy season has set in. Why can’t we live like we’re down under?!? Thank to VANDALrgz and their 5 brand new floral print hats, you can feel like you’re on spring break forever.

Pick one up, oh hell, go pick one of each print up, by following this link HERE!

Video

Control vs Break Up – WHBPC2014

October 21, 2014

To help you get through a long and boring hump day, here is a great video from Mr. Do of Control from San Francisco taking on Break Up from the UK at the 2014 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship in Montpelier, France. Enjoy!