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Cycles for Heroes sent me one of their MO’s Mallets a couple months ago. I am very late doing a post about it. But in that time I have been playing games with the mallet every week. I have never made a mallet this nice. I kind of wish I had about eight of them to take to tourneys. I like making mallets, I’ve been doing it for years but there are two things I liked a lot about this mallet from the get go. One, it’s light. Two, it’s very well made. After weeks of pick-up games the HDPE mallet head has worn very well. It still has lots of life in it! Also it does keep it’s shape even after some heavy hits against it.
A couple of things that I want to mention in the room-for-improvement department are that you need two 3mm keys to tighten the rod that holds the head on. With just one the whole thing will just spin because all the threads are internal. Over all this is a good thing but just a heads up to have two 3mm’s on hand to tighten loose hardware. And the second thing that might be more important is that after a couple weeks the rod that goes through the AL7075-T6 seamless shaft did bend. Nothing too severe, it’s still holding strong, just bent a little. I think it’s made of aluminum. Something stronger might be ok because this mallet is very light and another ounce would not kill it.
All the lightening holes are well placed and have not shown any weakness. The whole thing looks good. It’s super easy to put together. The over all length is a bit long so it’s no big deal to trim it to size, plug the end, wrap it however you like and it’s good to go.
There are a few places to get poles, and or mallet heads. But as far as I know this is the first and only place to buy a complete mallet. And as I said before and to anyone at pick-up who asked. I like this mallet a lot. Looks good, built well, plays great. Not much more to ask for. Well, I might ask for a capped end. And someplace in North America to get them from but other than that you can’t do much better for a pre-made complete mallet.
For more info: Cycle for Heroes
2010 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships
Friday, August 13, 2010 – Sunday, August 15, 2010
info [at] whbpc2010 [dot] org
Greif Masters 2010
Indoor Bike Polo Tournament
February 5th – 7th, 2010
More info: greifmasters.com
Bike Polo Tournament
June 27th, 2009
I received an email from someone(?) about the upcoming “Pologamy – 1st Munich Bikepolo Open”. So here is the basic info.
For more info: Pologamy.com
European Cycle Messenger Championship
Hardcourt bike polo tournament
May 28th – June 1st, 2009
More info: ecmc2009.com
There is a lot going on here not just polo. Please check out the info link to see more of what this is about!
2nd place: Munich
3rd place: Berlin
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