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Hardcourt Bike Polo

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WHBPC 2017 - Call Me Daddy vs. Judgement (Friday)

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2016
whbpc.org

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World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2010 // BROOKS ENGLAND

The Beaver Boys from Milwaukee won the second World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships (WHBPC) on August 15th in Berlin. Here are the highlights from three days of Bike Polo, Berlin and Beer.

2017 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship PROMO (WHBPC)

Lexington, Kentucky — known as the “Horse Capital of the World” — will host the 8th World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship, the biggest and most competitive bike polo tournament in the world.
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2017 WHBPC Final - Mongrels United vs Call Me Daddy

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2017
whbpc.org

WHBPCVII Timaru, NZ - Grand Final - Call Me Daddy Vs Outlawz Birds

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Champs VII, Timaru - Grand Final

Call Me Daddy (Europe)(Current World Champs) V's Outlawz Birds (Europe)
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World Bike Polo Championships

This common-man's version of the Sport of Kings allegedly originated in Ireland as the brain-child of one Richard Mecredi in 1891, where it was played on The Scalp, outside Dublin. Bicycle Polo quickly spread to England, and the continent, and in 1897, the first club was started in the United States. In 1908 it was included in the Olympic games held in Shepherds Bush, London. The sport all but died out during the First World War, but enjoyed a rebirth during the 30s. It remains a popular sport in some areas.

The game of Bike Polo is a variation of the equestrian game with a bicycle being substituted for the polo pony.

Although not as glamorous as the equine variety, Bike Polo offers as much challenge and fun without the prohibitive price tag. Like horse polo, two teams contest the bicycle version. The simple objective for each team is to score a greater number of goals than its opponent within a specified amount of time. A game or match is made up of four ten-minute chukkars (a holdover from the equestrian game, it is the same as a quarter). There is a two-minute break between the first and second chukkar, and third and fourth chukkar and a ten-minute half time.

In this World Championships India beat Canada in the final with a score 8 to 7.

2017 WHBPC Semi-Final - Bob Ross vs Mongrels United

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2017
whbpc.org

Bike Polo 180 Front Wheel Scoop Turn Attempts

Solo polo can be frustrating at times, but you just gotta jump back on the bike and keep trying.

Here I'm attempting a 180 scoop turn bringing the ball around my front wheel as well as turning on my non-chocolate side. Not much luck so far, but I'll nail it soon!

About Hardcourt Bike Polo EN

Hardcourt Bike Polo

Hardcourt Bike Polo, HBP, born in seattle 1998
The biggest diffrence from Classic Polo is on the hard court, not meadow.
HBP is original from Fixie culture But it's a professional sport now.

How to play

The Courts
Ground hockey, Basketball court, Parking lot, empty space...
180 cm's Goal, or just traffic cones.

The Bikes
You can play with any kinds of bicycle.
But have to remove the sharp parts like bull-horn, stand, pop-out axle.
Pro Polo Bike is the Trend.


The Equitment
Mallets and Polo ball are the must-have
You can make a DIY mallet if you want
or go with Pro Mallets
Hlemets, gloves, protective gears are essential too

Men
3 men one team
or you can go pick-up game by random

3 2 1 Polo!
Players must be behind the base line
One of each team joust for the ball in the center when heard the whistle or 3 2 1 go

Dabbing
When a player crash or foot-down who is out of play
Until he or she tap in at one of two designated center court points.

Contact
Same kind of contact is permitted. Like mallet to mallet contact
Bike to bike contact is permitted
Men to men contact is permitted
Not same kind contact, and excessive, intentionally is not allow

Goal Scoring
A goal shot must striking the ball with the same circular end of the mallet
with the broad side of the mallet is shuffle, not the goal
One game is about 10-15 minutes, sometimes longer
When time is up, you can call a equal game It's common on the pre-game
First team got 5 goals wins Or highest goals when time's up
Tie game when time's up in the Eliminate Must set the game starting over
First scoring goal wins

Close look @ dom BT Polo

The Brakes
BT12 Pro Polo Bike
One for Two Braking system

Rear brake only
Front brake only
BT12 Double Brakes system
Double brakes is ideal for modern bike polo scene
Fixie no brake is out of time
It's easy to switch the lever for left-handed from the original setting of BT12
Front, rear, or double. Personal setting from the complete braking set and pair-braking-line

Gear-ratio
BT12 provide 2 ratios
32/14(Fixed)=2.29
28/18(Free)=1.56
Change the side of wheel can pick 2.29 / on-road, or 1.56 / on -court
And Keep the room for using Fixed on court

FSA 2 speeds crank-set for Polo and their components

Dual-platform
Butted CrMo steel frame & Fork for 26 or 700C's wheel set

Sloping Drop-out
Adjust the hight of BB-drop by lengthen or shorten the chain
And get the tension of chain by pushing saddle sown when locking the wheel

dom, the Freeparable Design Co., Ltd.
KBPA, Kaohsiung Bike Polo Association

Host the Takao Cup, Hard court Bike Polo Open in Asia every year

Enjoy Bike Polo!
Hope to see you in
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

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PERPIGNON BIKE POLO

Documentaire sur l'asso perpignanaise de bike polo, PERPIGNON FIXE.

Réalisation : Lucille Descazaux.

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2011 - Guardians sco

Seattle's Guardians score to advance to semi-finals.
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WHBPC 2017 - Bob Ross vs. Super Polo (Friday)

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2016
whbpc.org

2011 LHBPA London Open Bike Polo Tournament Highlights

We went to London to help sponsor this year's London Open, which took place in Hackney Downs park. Some of the best hardcourt bike polo teams descended on London in an attempt to become London Open 2011 Champions!

In the end there could be only one winning team and it was Supersonic from Frankfurt/Geneva, well done to Mo, David and Manu who were consistently impressive all weekend! Commiserations go to Call Me Daddy from Grenoble who took second and Cosmic from London who took third. Special mention also goes to Guns At A Knife Fight for winning the ones to watch tournament, well played.

This year's event was a huge success with more teams, more courts, more facilities and loads of spectators in attendance all weekend than ever before. We helped to make it possible, along with 14 Bike Co. and Le Coq Sportif.



WHBPC 2017 Final Day (Single Elimination) - Presented by Kentucky 4 Kentucky

SINGLE ELIMINATION BRACKET

1st Round: Bob Ross vs Crunchy (13:47 - 57:54)
1st Round: Control vs Geneva Alley Cats (1:05:54 - 2:05:37)

2nd Round: Bob Ross vs Mongrels United (2:12:06 - 3:19:42)
2nd Round: Call Me Daddy vs Geneva Alley Cats (3:30:00 - 4:22:52)

3rd Place: Geneva Alley Cats vs Bob Ross (4:32:36 - 5:13:46)

FINAL: Mongrels United vs Call Me Daddy (5:24:16 - 6:30:00)

World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship 2017
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2016
whbpc.org
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The World of Bike Polo is coming to New Zealand

What do Philadelphia, Berlin, Seattle, Geneva, Weston FL, Montpellier and Timaru all have in common? World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships!
Video by Husky.net.nz

WHBPC 2017 - Control vs Bob Ross (Friday)

2017 World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship
Lexington, Kentucky
October 3rd - 7th, 2016
whbpc.org

BIKE AND ROLL | Hardcourt Bike Polo

ENGLISH subtitles available. | POLSKIE napisy są dostępne.

Director / Editor: Maciej Koper
Camera: Krzysztof Chęciński / Maciej Koper
Sound: Adam Galusik
Production: Kopalnia Snów | Prod. year: 2016

Kopalnia Snów FB:

Special Thanks:
Mateusz Madejczyk, Iwona Madejczyk
BIKE POLO LUBLIN |
LUBLIN SPORTIVAL |

Music:
MUGA - Importance (in intro)
MUGA FB:

Additional music:

WASte of TV by Hans Atom (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Ft: Brad Sucks

SUNBIRDS by BOCrew (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. Ft: THEDEEPR / THECORNER / feat : FORENSIC

Funk Interlude by Dysfunction_AL (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Ft: Fourstones - Scomber ( Bonus Track )

Depart (cdk mix) by cdk (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Ft: Tekno Eddy

Depart by Tekno_Eddy (c) copyright 2008 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

Hardcourt Bike Polo, Szeged

SzemeSZTEr, Egyetemi magazin (Szeged VTV)
2011 szeptember.
riporter: Prischetzky Botond
operatőr: Ficker Péter

Minden jog, Szegedi Tudományegyetem.

Freak Scene Bike Polo Part 1: The Gear

Get Off Your High Horse. Bike Polo is Here.
Deep in the trenches of Austin, TX, there's a mob of bike fanatics turning the classic bourgeoisie sport of polo into a fresh new urban sport. The big difference is that you don't need a steed and saddle to participate -- you just need a bike.

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