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WHBPC 2011 Final

Last weekend it was the world hardcourt bike polo championships in Seattle – the mother land of bike polo.

Unfortunately we couldn’t make it out there despite qualifying…but some of our Euro friends did and hell they showed the rest of the world what Europe’s got.

With 3 EU teams finishing in the top 5 and an absolute epic performance by French champions Call Me Daddy to take 2nd, making all those at home watching the live stream feel ever so proud – although the results  also made us wished we’d gone out there even more.

The polo world order is definately changing. Polo has only been played seriously in Europe for the past 3 years, yet already it’s  taking a place at the top. This is only going to improve in the years to come and with the Worlds in Europe next year I’m predicting a home win!

Big pat on the back to East Van for taking this years crown, but massive congrats to Call Me Daddy, Iron Ponies, L’Equipe, DTGP, Polosynthese and Money Punch for repping EU hard.

East Van vs Europe – commentary by Machine:


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Pick your angles

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A brilliant article on this years London Open has been published at greenworm.net.

They describe the sport from a newcomer’s perspective with a refreshing amount of insight, and they manage to avoid all the classic clichés.

The key to the game is not in speed, but in skills and control. It’s not a big court so being able to pick your angles, maintain uprightedness, and perform deft slice shots and smacking power drives while leant over and feathering the brakes off-handed is going to help you more than the acceleration of a demon. You can be hyper aggressive, but the targets themselves reward accuracy over strength.

Do head over to their site to read the whole thing, it’s worth it, they have a little photo gallery of the event as well.  More articles like this please!