3/30/10

Bike Polo

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Last month, young Southsiders member Théo, participated in the first bike polo tournament in France, in the city of Toulouse .
In 1891, in the United kingdom, the traditional polo horses were replaced first by bicycle.



The Bike Polo has even become an Olympic sport in 1908. Then he went to the door for nearly a century before reappearing two years ago.On left parkings in major U.S. cities and London and throughout Europe.
The bike polo reborn from its ashes with a more "Urban" version.
Performed with home made mallets and processed Fixies or bicycle, it offers a surprising spectacle, lively and full of contacts.




Simple, powerful, dramatic side with a small "hand-made" almost "trash" and a ski pole ending in a pipe line as a mallet, a bike wheel and a customized temperament gladiator in the arena, flanked a serious sense of humor ... This is the spirit of bike polo.



As an emerging sport and still evolving style of play can vary considerably from one place to another.
Two teams of 3 players compete on a closed rectangular. Cones serve as goals at each end of the field.The ball can be handled in two ways: a "shot" or "shuffle" (pushed). A shooting is done through both ends of the mallet,
then a shuffle is done with the side of the arch. To mark the player must necessarily pull in the opposing goal.
If the ball enters the goal by a "shuffle", the point does not count and play?(Game?) continues.





A player placing his feet on the ground is imposed a penalty. And better not keep her eyes riveted on the ball, under penalty of a collision.
Simple, powerful, dramatic side with a small "hand-made" almost "trash" and a ski pole ending in a pipe line as a mallet, a bike wheel and a customized gladiator temperament in the arena, flanked a serious sense of humor ... This is the spirit of bike polo.