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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    that would b pretty sweet, hahaha.

    i recken we def need to check out this place near musgrave park.....

    i think we should be able to get least 6 ppl for a go??
    mallets wont be a problem,

    just a venue i guess...
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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    Don't fuss about nets just yet - you don't need that much gear to get a match going. For the most part the ball will be staying fairly close to the ground so the most you'll need is a court with a gutter around each edge. These can be harder to find than you think. Otherwise you may have to resort to constructing timber edging - discarded freight pallets are perfect for this, and fun to break up :-D - and then work out if you want to stash them at your court or take them home every time you play.
    It's not that much of a hassle playing on an open concrete area - but like indoor soccer it's just easier to play in an enclosed space. Play moves a bit quicker and you don't have to frig around with throw-in rules and 'if you guys hit it out then we get to start with it rite?' arguments.
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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    Hey fellas - new to the forum, rediscovering riding fixed after a few years. I've been keen to play bike polo for a while, but didn't know where to start. Would be keen to join in if you are willing to forget what your mum told you and talk to strangers.


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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    Hey Guys, I'm down on the Gold Coast but I'd love to play bike polo if I can get there.
    Anything happening?

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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    well there seems to be enough interest for me to justify going out and purchasing the stuff needed to make the mallets!

    its on its way, i shall keep you guys posted...

    p.s. i wouldnt mind maybe a couple of hands to help make said mallets
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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    When we get set for a time and place I will rush out a mallet. I will have a look over at reverse garbage in West End on the weekend - they have all sorts of crap if I see anything good for mallets I will buy in bulk.

    I have some field hockey balls we could use too. They are probably too big and will smash out your spokes if they hit a wheel, but they should do until a better option can be found.

    What sort of gear ratio do the 'pros' normally run? I would guess the lower the better for those bursts of speed.

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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    yeah looks like theres enough interest round... Nate, will help making these mallets if you want

    user: SuperMaxPower, what about squash balls? probably too small?

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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    user: locmonster, I was also thinking about those bigger blue balls (I think they are for racket ball) but they would be way too bouncy.

    What are the boys in Melbourne using?

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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    We're using street hockey ball (imported from canada by the good mr urbanbicyclist, but I believe he's working on an australian source). Send me an email at melbourne.bicycle.polo.club@gmail.com and I'll post a few up.

    My bike is fixed with a gear of 36x19, fantastic for polo, horrible for riding 10-15km into polo (I need a freewheel on the other side of the hub..)

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    Re: BRIS - EOI Bike Polo Anyone???

    I swear you guys read my mind? I just moved from Melbourne to Brisbane and have been thinking of trying to start some Polo here! Played a game with the Melbourne crew so I'm no expert but I do know the basics.

    Gear: I've already got 5 golf clubs from the salvos that I'm converting to mallets so only need one more for 3 on 3 action. I noted that someone has hockey balls so it sounds like we're sorted. I can arrange something for goals (just need traffic cones or similar).

    You don't need a fixie to play, any bike will do, just watch those expensive Velocities with stray mallets!

    I'm in H/Hill so West End works for me. If we get a game on I suggest we meet up at a cafe in West End beforehand.

    Sunday arvo is a good time for a game, how about 4pm? meet at a cafe beforehand around 3:15 then onto the court. Suggestions for cafe?

    Can people give me a nod as to whether they can play on Sunday 5th October?
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