The event is open to all fixed and Singlespeed riders and mallets will be provided. If your fixie is your life and yet you want to try out the adrenaline pumped sport, I would recommend you protect your bike by giving it wrap-over.
If you have no idea what hard court bike polo is or worried you can’t handle it. The good fellas from PEONFX will be there to give you some heads up on the RR.
I’ll be there, will you?
Definition of Hardcourt Bike Polo from WIKI:
“Hardcourt Bike Polo” or “Urban Bike Polo” has grown in popularity. In this variation, teams composed of three to five players compete on tennis courts, street hockey rinks, or whatever other surfaces are available. The rules vary slightly by city.
Generally this is a faster game with 3 members on a team, no substitutions, and all members are on the court at all times. A Street Hockey ball is used and matches are played until one team scores 5 points, without playing chukkars. During tournament play a time limit, such as 10 minutes, may be used to maximize the number of tournament rounds possible during the day.
There are three core rules of play:
In the case of a ‘foot down’ or ‘dab’ (touching the ground with one’s foot) the player must “tap out” by riding to mid-court and hitting a designated area with their mallet. There is usually a tap-out located on either side of the court.
In order to score, the offensive player must hit the ball across the goal line using the narrow end of the mallet – this is called a “shot” or “hit” – hitting the ball across the goal line with the wide end of the mallet is called a “shuffle”.
When your team scores a goal, you wait back in your end for the other team (player or ball, whichever comes first) to cross half before engaging in play again.
There are three contact rules: body on body, bike on bike and mallet on mallet.