Monday, February 28, 2011

Slayerfest in MKE - Applications due tomorrow!

I hadn't really considered playing this tournament until recently, and the few teammates i had in mind can't make it then... so on the latest of notice- anyone wanna try and form a team for this? It's a "merit based application process" so no one is guaranteed a spot, but worth the effort to play with some of the best in the world.

Hit me up.


the Rawbie Boardz Show - Episode #2

The Rawbie Boardz Show - ep2 from Ken Regehr on Vimeo.

I really like this guy! We need someone like him in our club.


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mr. Do - Unchained Love

Unchained Polo from Mr.Do on Vimeo.

Can't wait to see all the great videos that he'll make this year! For now at least we can watch this and reminisce.


Friday, February 25, 2011

Urban Brad's Geekhouse polo bike

Damn that's a pretty bike! I don't even like yellow but with the all black cranks, the chrome couplers, and all the little red accents (down to the freewheel and the st.cago logo) that may be the best lookin' polo bike i've ever seen. And thank god curved seat tubes are making more appearances!

Hooray for customs! Everything about this bike is just perfect. Can't wait to see it in person.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Rawbie Boardz Show - Episode #1

The Rawbie Boardz Show - episode 1 from Ken Regehr on Vimeo.

"They don't have vegetables in Calgary."

Wow this shit is silly- i love it!

And make sure to check out Jinxy's related wheelcover contest.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

Photos from the Louisville Friendlies

A pleasure as always gentlemen; thanks for another great night.

I love Louisville Polo!


Friday, February 18, 2011

Greifmasters 2 - Bench Minor edition

Nice write up here from Birmingham Bike Polo. Great photo too!

Looks like the Karlruhe club did an amazing job! Check out the final results here. Congratulations France!

GreifMasters001 from blunt films on Vimeo.

GM2002 from blunt films on Vimeo.

I wish i could attend events like this, but alas, time and money are two things I do not have a lot of... oh well- Bench Minor Chicago! and i'm not playing so it's drinking and cheering for me!! The bike hockey format is really taking off this year; i like it!


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Behold, the Master Sword!

After making about 30 or so mallets I think I've finally settled on the perfect design. Extra long length, UHMW head, modest sidecuts, top and bottom weight reduction holes, rubber inner tube grip, big knob on the end. Travis and I have been using these for a lil' bit now and the improvement in ball control has been astounding. And scoops like whoa, of course.

BUT- every time I think I've found the best possible combination something else comes along and changes my mind. Will this permutation be the final one? Maybe; probably not. Malletcraft is fun though, I'll make more just cause I like making 'em!


Brooks Colt saddle

Travis' beautiful new polo saddle. Sure it costs more than my whole bike, but what a piece of craftsmanship! He switched from a Brooks b-17, which itself is very nice, but he felt it had too much flex and wasn't as durable. And that soft mustard color looks waaay better on his Joust.

Colt for the win!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Bloomington pickup edit

Bloomington plays when it's 8 degrees from Travis Davies on Vimeo.

Woohoo travis got a GoPro helmet cam!!! This is his quick and dirty compilation from pickup last monday. I expect a lot more of these in the near future, especially since the weather is already warming up!

See y'all at 50 degree pickup tonight!


Champaign-Urbana's roller hockey court

This weekend i visited my special lady who just took a job over in Champaign-Urbana. While exploring the town we happened upon the most glorious of sites-- a full sized roller hockey court!

200x80. Full dasher boards. Penalty and team boxes. Damn i wish this thing was in Bloomington!

Saturday night I even heard a rumor that a few people in town had played before. Next time I'm over there I'm gonna dig a little deeper, but could a new Illinois club be in the cards? I hope!


St. Paddy's Day Massacre in Dublin

Even though my sister is leaving soon to teach in Ireland this is one tournament I'll certainly miss... still, favorite poster so far this year!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

2/19 Louisville Friendlies at the Garage

Come hang out with some great people at a great location! The louisville boys have an indoor spot downtown near a couple of strip clubs, so all you fair weather players have no excuse. Hear that Indy?

Party afterwards at the Mag Bar.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011