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The best game at the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships 2012

Although not the fastest, most exciting, or most important game from the Worlds this year, I think it’s the best.

The game has character, narrative and skill. The Guardians and Clobber Politics’ different personalities and styles make for a classic sporting match-up. But ultimately, The Guardians’ patience and composure wins out.

The Guardians play a low-tempo game, retaining energy for the rest of the tournament. There are positive knock-on effects from this confident strategy: it gives you time to become acclimatised to the often alien courts and it leaves your team in a slightly deeper position that absorbs attacking play and creates counter-attacking opportunities.

Great goals by Cody, too.


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Goldenwheel Travels

It’s been two weeks since T and I departed London. We’re in humid Singapore after having spent 12 days in cold Japan, a country I’ve always been facinated with, but never ventured to visit until now.

Our time in Japan didn’t disappoint. The cultural spread between ancient and modern is vast and the landscapes impressive. The people we’ve met have been welcoming and the culinary offering tasty and cheap. 12 days just wasn’t long enough, as we’re left with a strong desire to return and explore this great country further.

A big warm thank you to Riki, Maki and the rest of Tokyo Bike Polo for providing such awesome hospitality during our stay. See you all on a court soon.

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DZR – Hello there!

Finding good shoes for polo is difficult. Well it is if you want to look good too! There are a ton of Shimano shoes out there that are solid and will stand up strong…but have you seen them?Not the most attractive shoes to play in.

As the most stylish team you’ve ever known (cough! Worst dressed team in polo) Cosmic have always been on a quest for cool clipless shoes. As the search for Poobahs and retro Answer and Shimanos begins to dry up, we’ve decided we want something new. From a brand that believes in what they make and has a respect for our game and cycling in general. So ‘step’ forward DZR.

We’ve been eagerly watching DZRs progress over the last few seasons and know they make a great looking product. We’re also aware none of their range has been designed for bike polo, though that hasn’t stopped a fair few players putting them through their paces.

Bike polo is the ultimate testing ground for DZR and is needed if the ultimate shoe is to be created. And we reckon it just might be. Not yet, but it’s obvious DZR are pushing for it. And we can’t wait! For now though there are at least 2 styles in the range which look perfect to play in.

It’s still early days for such a new and innovative brand and they continue to push boundaries with their product. Essentially, great looking shoes that are functional, keep you on your bike, and that don’t look like your everday road/mtb shoe.

Cosmic look very much forward to riding DZR and working together. Welcome to the team.

A Cosmic colourway with eye monogram lining might just work right?… ;)