Interview

Flat Pedals: The Future of Bike Polo

February 17, 2015
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Story filed by Crusher

Oh yes, my time has come.

For my four-or-so years of playing bike polo, I’ve only ever gone clipless once. It was a month long period, and by the end of it I did some amazing damage to my knees and hips (as I panicked when trying to clip out whilst falling, and failed). I’m fully aware that I went about learning the entirely wrong way, but a mix of laziness and comfort keeps me on those ol’ flat pedals.

But now, my friends, my time has come. While those JNCO jeans I’ve been holding onto still haven’t come back in vogue, the flat pedal just might be making a comeback, as evidenced by a new tournament being organized by Greg (formally) of Call Me Daddy. Greg was kind enough to answer a few questions I had regarding the tourney in general:

What’s different about this tournament than other tourneys in the past?

This tournament is a bit different as all the players will have to play with flat pedals (no strap or cages allowed). In a way, it will be a bit experimental as nobody is playing with flat pedals anymore. I guess many players will lose their marks, but this is not the idea, the idea is to try to play a competitive tournament with flat pedals to see how this can change the game. Changing not only for the players but also for the public.

But you know the French scene is very competitive so I guess after a couple of minutes to get used to flat pedals, everybody will have in mind to score goals and win the game as in any other tournament. Continue Reading…

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Editorial

Ladies Army 7 Update!

February 16, 2015
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Sometimes you find a venue that just seems too good to be true.  You find a place that is big enough to host not only one of the largest polo tournaments of the year, but also host roller derby matches with your newly found partnership with the Bay Area Derby Girls.  Based on conversations with the property manager, you are under the impression that they are willing to work within your VERY VERY tight budget and everyone seems to be on the same page.  Then, after a few months of asking, you finally receive a quote and disaster strikes.   Continue Reading…

Product

059 Bike Polo Socks

February 15, 2015
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We love seeing more unique team swag than your typical  t-shirts and hoodies. We loved The Means socks that were released last summer and we love these socks coming from 059 Bike Polo. For those of you who are unaware, 059 Bike Polo is a hardcourt bike polo team from the Carpi, Italy. And for those of you who are interested in picking up a pair of socks to support the team, you can send a email to 059bikepolo@gmail.com expressing your interest in a pair!

Hot Tip

Bike Polo 101: Tripod

February 12, 2015
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Sydney Bike Polo club started a YouTube channel called Bike Polo 101. The channel looks to provide hints, tips, and tricks for beginner hardcourt bike polo players. This will be a great source for any new member of your club to understand and learn some basics. We will be sure to share the videos as they are released so keep checking in for more. The first video that they posted was on the Tripod:   Continue Reading…

Product

Fixcraft Dual Long Pull Lever

February 11, 2015
fixcraft dual long pull lever

Earlier this week Fixcraft released the Lifeline: Dual Long Pull Lever. We have seen sub-par dual pull levers on the market for years now (outside of the Lucky lever, those were legit!), so it’s great to see one hit the market that is going to actual do its job. If you’re just starting out, this is definitely what I would recommend for you! You can pick one up HERE!