Media/Press

Richmond Tennis Courts Potentially Converted for Bike Polo

Seen: Greater Jackson Ward News

Horseless Polo is Played on Foot

Here is another Popular Mechanics article. May 1931.

Popular Mechanics January 1935

The Amazing Return of the “Bikes”
Popular Mechanics Magazine
January 1935

Some “bicycle basketball” looking more like rad ball. Seen in Popular Mechanics.

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DAB Magazine Issue#1

DAB magazine, out of Rochester, New York, is the first devoted to bike polo. And here is a peek at the first issue.

It’s a good first effort with submitted writing, and photos. Also product reviews and event re-caps. Looking forward to more.

I heard the editor is open to submissions, if interested try the gmail address bikepolozine.

More info: dabmagazine.bigcartel.com

and a tumblr: http://dabbikepolozine.tumblr.com/

Fyxation ad in Urban Velo

Seen in Urban Velo

Here is another pedal ad in the current issue of Urban Velo that has bike polo in it. This ad is a little less obvious but that is no doubt a mallet shaft on the left side, and where else do you see bike riding through a chain-link fence.

These pedals being plastic are better for polo than any metal platform pedal, probably cheaper too. But in my VP Components post from a couple days ago I said I don’t like pedals with two large openings, here is an example of that.

More info: Fyxation.com

VP Components ad in Urban Velo

Seen in Urban Velo

I would never suggest riding metal pedals for hardcourt bike polo. The opposite really, metal pedals are the first thing I’d suggest swapping off a polo bike. Plastic all day, pedal strike will happen and you want it to happen with a soft material, not with metal pins griping the pavement.

That said, these pedals look like they might be my new pedals on my street bike, I like the large platform and extra surface area created by the X pattern. I never like the more common design that leave two large openings.

Anyone know who the polo player in the photos is?

More info: VP Components

Game of Chogan

read more of History of Chogân (Polo) on the Iran Chamber Society

New York Bike Polo x Number Lab

Yep, that’s Johnny Midwest in a fashion show.

Three-year-old label Number:Lab started with a simple mission: to create the perfect T-shirt. Fast forward to the present, and architect-turned-designer Luis Fernandez is hosting his first New York Fashion Week show to an opening of athleticism presented by the NYC Bike Polo Association…

Read more: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/mens-fashion/number-lab-091010#ixzz0zZNKvyuA

Landscape issue 12

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I’ve never seen this mag but hardcourtbikepolo.com is listed for web credit right below the writer and photo credits. thanks.

COG Magazine Issue 9

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Peter was in The Pit for the first Bench Minor and some of his photos are in the new COG. Lots of NYC in this issue. I noticed Peter had a new Canon Mark IV and I was very envious but not sure if more so that he had it on a Canon pro guy loaner program, or that he just had one in his hands (even if for just a couple weeks). Anyway, all theses photos are from a camera body I wish I had an extra 5 G’s laying around for. And some of the shots may be for one of my lenses I loaned him for the afternoon. As always Peter did a top notch job documenting a polo event, I only wish it was more than three pages. Zach Blackburn, my longtime teammate but for this showdown an opponent, wrote the words that break down the format, the draft and the organization of this ground breaking bike polo event. I’ve heard Chicago is next in line to hold the 2011 Bench Minor. I cant wait.

Previously:

Bench Minor re-cap

Loop Magazine issue 5

Bench Minor video from Uolmo