Two weeks ago we announced that the legendary Mike Rowe would be playing bike polo on his CNN show called Somebody’s Gotta Do It. Due to protests in Baltimore, CNN decided to pull the show and reschedule it for another date. That new date is TONIGHT, May 14th at 9pm (again, be sure to check your local listings for time confirmation). Tune in and show that people want to watch hardcourt bike polo on TV!
Here on the west coast, few of these prototype Arena Bike Polo heads have been popping up at the fun tournaments. In a way they a throw back to the days of Eighthinch and Rad Caps, but with a lightweight modern twist. The carbon cap is attached to the UHMW head using small screws. I’m not sure when, let alone IF, these will go onto the market, but I love bike hardcourt bike polo innovation so I had to share!
What a great week for hardcourt bike polo videos! We traveled from France to Taiwan and now we are stopping over in Graz, Austria for a highlight video from the 2015 Muscle Open. Enjoy your trip!
Short but sweet; here is a fun highlight video from the first Asia Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship that was held last weekend. You can also find results and pictures from the 2015 AsiaHBPC HERE!
UPDATE: We just added the second half of the tournament!
If you ever wondered what modern hardcourt bike polo would look like if everyone went back to playing on flat pedals, then we have video just for you. As I’m sure most of you know, a couple weeks ago Lyon Bike Polo hosted the first Flat Is Rad bike polo tournament. Some people feel that clipless pedals cause this boring stop and go modern hardcourt bike polo that we see at tournaments, so they feel that flat pedals will encourage constant flow. Watch the first 30 minutes of the Flat Is Rad tournament and judge for yourself: