Product

NA’s one stop polo shop!

July 28, 2014
hecklers alley

hecklers alley

 

Have you ever thought “Dang, I could really use a Northern Standard shaft, a Magic Bike Polo head, and a Fixcraft connect right now.” Before today, you would have to, first, travel back in time to pick up a Northern Standard shaft (R.I.P), and second, spend a lot of money on shipping from three separate websites. Thanks to Hecklers Alley, you know have a one stop polo equipment shop!

Headed up by two of Eugene, Oregon’s greatest dudes (Jordan Bailey and Greg Doctolero), the owners of Hecklers Alley want to make polo shopping easy for you. Currently, their inventory includes products from:

In talking to Jordan Bailey, his hopes is to one day in the near future have everything you’d a future or present bike polo player would need to get on the court. Here is his official press release for the opening of Hecklers Alley:

           With over 20 companies making bike polo specific equipment and a growing market with over 2 new clubs a week registering at leagueofbikepolo.com, hecklersalley.com is proud to announce the opening of the only bike polo specific store on Monday, July 28th.

Hardcourt bike polo is an intense sport that requires its own specified equipment.  The sport started out on retro-fitted fixed-gear bikes and ski-pole and ABS mallets to a game with custom geometry frames, highly-engineered mallets and disc brakes requiring protection from colliding bikes and hard shots.

Hecklersalley.com’s mission is to grow the sport of bike polo by making it easy for players to get the products that they need.  Come opening day, they will have a wide variety of shafts, heads and connector systems for mallet making, balls, top-tube protectors, nard guards and a selection of disc rotor guards for players to choose from.  The ultimate goal is for a new player to get everything they need, from bike to protection, at the website.

By retaining the heckling spirit of players waiting to play, the website will provide reviews and descriptions of the products they are selling.  That same tone will also give visitors news and opinions on its blog.

If you’ve ever been interested in giving bike polo a try, hecklersalley.com is a great start for getting the gear necessary to slay with the finest.

Be sure to add Hecklers Alley to your favorites tab so that you can stay up-to-date with the growth of bike polo’s very own store. Be sure to also LIKE them on Facebook using this LINK.

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Tournaments

Want Free Worlds Housing?

July 23, 2014
whbpc2014 poster

whbpc2014 poster

 

Flights. Hotels. Meals. Additional Travel. No Paid Time Off. Traveling to the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship this year in Montpelier, France is going to be a pricey one. The organizers know this and understand the financial burden that the tournament will cause on some players wallets, and while they are unable to provide housing like the organizers of the Worlds in Geneva, they are looking to give out some free housing.

If players are willing to volunteer to help build/tear down courts, video record the games, run score boards, referee, etc, then Montpelier Bike Polo is willing to put you up (a.k.a give you housing) for free!

Free?! What?!

Yes! To make the trip to Worlds a little more affordable, all you have to do volunteer. Seems pretty easy!

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, then all you have to do it follow this link to help out:
http://whbpc2014.montpellierbikepolo.fr/

To add a little whipped cream on to this sugary sweet deal, referees will be be paid  3 per game! 

Sign up, help out, and don’t break the bank on your polocation.

Video

Friday Footage

July 17, 2014
ehbpc 2014 padova

It’s hard to believe that it’s already been a week since the start of the 2014 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship. It feels like just yesterday Drew Thomas, Michael Fletcher, and I were going stir crazy at the Denver International Airport during our 4 hour layover. Alas, the fun has passed and we are stuck at home until the next tournament. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels this way, so I’d like to help those who are the in same position as me.

Here are three hardcourt bike polo videos to help you get by until the next time you hit the court!


First, a short highlight video from the 2014 European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship.


Second, here’s a exciting video from the 2014 Australasian Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship.


Finally, here is Mr. Do’s official video of the final from the 2014 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship.

Video

Flop or Foul?

July 15, 2014
portland united beavers hit

This short video by Mr. Do gives us a small taste of the excellent videos that are going to be coming from him of the North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships in the coming weeks. Not only does it do that, it gives us the chance to analyze the hit that Joey Halvorsen of The Beavers laid on Pete Abram of Portland United. It is very obvious that the hit from Brian Dillman on Pete, just prior to Joey’s hit, is a foul, but what do you think about Joey’s hit?

Some people say Joey was trying to dodge Pete to the best of his abilities as he played the ball and accidentally hit him causing Pete to do a soccer style flop trying to draw a penalty, while others feel that Joey maliciously hit Pete causing him to hit the ground and have what a medic on the scene diagnosed as whiplash.

You be the judge, is it a flop or a foul?

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2014 NAHBPC Final video

July 14, 2014
portland united beavers final nahbpc

After an early morning flight, I made it back to Portland hungry, exhausted, and ready to do nothing all day but lay on my couch and watch Netflix. So if you want to be like me and do nothing all day (or if you just want to watch an awesome polo video), then here is a video of The Beavers taking the 2014 North American Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship over Portland United. I’m not sure who filmed this, but they are awesome for posting it so fast!

Enjoy!