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Old 29th May 2008   #1
Mike[trampsparadise]
 
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NE London Bike Polo (Tue/Thu/Sat/Sun) - Mitchison Road N1/Hackney Downs E5

Where we play:

Weekends: Hackney Downs
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=hack...psrc=0&iwloc=A
to book lights call Paula from GLL on: 020 8986 7955
10 p/hr

Tuesday & Thursday evening: Mitchison Road
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&so...04452&t=h&z=18
Lights off at 9pm
Parks Patrol (if it's locked, or dogs on court): 020 7527 2000
Anti Social Behaviour Number (alternative if there are dogs on court): 020 7527 7272


Wednesdays til 1930 and Sundays from 1200 til 1400 there is a community organised football club. Please avoid organising games at these times.

Last edited by M A X; 16th February 2014 at 20:33. Reason: courts
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Old 29th May 2008   #2
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I'm down to play more for sure

I also need to learn how to make mallets, maybe we could have a mallet session at some point?

Are the balls just field hockey balls? I'll try and get some if so
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Old 29th May 2008   #3
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JOL's court should be good, I walk past it every day when i'm walking my dog. I've never seen it in use...
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Old 29th May 2008   #4
Mike[trampsparadise]
 
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Sounds good! And yea, street hockey balls.
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Old 29th May 2008   #5
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I'm in. 15 will get a set of croquet mallets ...

http://www.justfax.co.uk/Details.asp?PID=15783

Not sure they'll last the distance but i'll order them if we've enough folk to give it a go.
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Old 29th May 2008   #6
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Wood mallets are heavy and the shafts break easily. I went through a dozen of them before going the ski pole route.
They were cheap broomstick handles though...

Is there a difference between street hockey balls and field hockey balls?

*yep, google shows they are indeed different. I suppose either would work.

Last edited by Mike[trampsparadise]; 29th May 2008 at 22:34. Reason: googling
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Old 29th May 2008   #7
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i've played two games, lost one, won one, ive got an itchy polo hand. I assume you can make them outta golf clubs too? i'll keep my eye out for tubeing.
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Old 29th May 2008   #8
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we have mallets in dalston and enough pipe to make another 12 or so...
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Old 30th May 2008   #9
Mike[trampsparadise]
 
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Nice one! So do people like the idea of a floating game? Or should we set a day?
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Old 30th May 2008   #10
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i'm in mike and wooden mallets RULE !!
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Old 30th May 2008   #11
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Floating is good, count me in. I can even bring my own mallet.
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Old 30th May 2008   #12
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Floating is good, count me in. I can even bring my own mallet.
you got a spare...;)


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Old 30th May 2008   #13
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Only if Emily will let you use hers.
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Old 30th May 2008   #14
Mike[trampsparadise]
 
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We have enough mallets, now who has balls?
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Old 30th May 2008   #15
Object
 
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I'll find out where seb bought his from.
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Old 30th May 2008   #16
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i'll pick up one for next week mike has, i'm sure, a few
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Old 30th May 2008   #17
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yeah sounds good
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Old 30th May 2008   #18
smallbrownbike (matt)
 
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the sports shop on stoke newington high street had loads of hockey balls at about 1.99 each.
we have a few here...
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Old 30th May 2008   #19
le car
 
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when is that?
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Old 30th May 2008   #20
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Cheers SBB
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Old 30th May 2008   #21
Mike[trampsparadise]
 
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when is that?
spontaneousness
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Old 30th May 2008   #22
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I should a polo bike by the end of 2moro, so I'll be up for this - no mallet tho.
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Old 30th May 2008   #23
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Lets play right now!

(Just need to finish the bike.)
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Old 30th May 2008   #24
le car
 
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I don't understand why there is a debate about mallet at this point..? hasn't everyone been to Brick Lane Polo yet and seen what the standard is? Nothing against wood mallets but they are a bit dangerous for other users because of the weight.
When is that northeast polo thing supposed to happen? Could it be good for the Saturday games (http://www.londonfgss.com/thread5640.html) I suggested a while back?
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Old 30th May 2008   #25
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I don't get this heavy wood mallet thing. If you make a mallet out of seasoned oak it will be heavy but if you make it out of pine it will be light. Different woods different properties just like any other material.
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Old 30th May 2008   #26
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@ smallbrownbike ( matt ) if you could pick me up a coule of those hockeys balls i would be grateful and could re pay in stella or cold hard cash
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Old 30th May 2008   #27
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@ smallbrownbike ( matt ) if you could pick me up a coule of those hockeys balls i would be grateful and could re pay in stella or cold hard cash
you can get them form any sports soccer or sports world chain

oxford street has two
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Old 30th May 2008   #28
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Balsa Wood mallets are go!
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Old 30th May 2008   #29
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I just think a swinging mallet in wood has more inertia than a alu/plastic one. In NYC they even drill holes in the mallet heads to make them lighter...
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Old 30th May 2008   #30
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I made 3 wooden mallets on rainy Monday. Constructed from hardwood dowelling + heads are pine / drillium. avant-garde designs + rustic waxed finish.
If anyone wants to play polo in West London (tuesday?) then they are welcome to try them out!
EDIT - I spent too long trying to get some old ski=poles / graphite golf clubs.. ergo..
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Old 30th May 2008   #31
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In NYC they even drill holes in the mallet heads to make them lighter...
That's pretty much the standard for everywhere except London. We're always a bit behind the states anyways...
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Old 2nd June 2008   #32
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What's up with this? I know I spoke to you yesterday about mallets - but I can't remember the gist - is it happening this week? Tuesday?
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Old 2nd June 2008   #33
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That's pretty much the standard for everywhere except London. We're always a bit behind the states anyways...
i'm so desperate to catch up.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #34
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Just desperate, I reckon. How do you charge for polo lessons, then, Aidan? Based on what I saw yesterday, you could be making a mint.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #35
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i'm in, this sounds good, but how much notice will we get on games? just a 'game tonight?' kinda thing?
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Old 2nd June 2008   #36
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Just desperate, I reckon. How do you charge for polo lessons, then, Aidan? Based on what I saw yesterday, you could be making a mint.
ha...what i know can't be taught.i spent many nights watching American polo on youtube,its the only way.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #37
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Do you reckon lefties have a natural advantage? If they do, watch out, guess which hand I use...
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Old 2nd June 2008   #38
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i'm in, this sounds good, but how much notice will we get on games? just a 'game tonight?' kinda thing?
Phone tree? Text tree? I can't always get to the forum.

1. Bill
2. Sano
3. Rob
4. Mike
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Old 2nd June 2008   #39
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Do you reckon lefties have a natural advantage? If they do, watch out, guess which hand I use...
me and dt were discussing that yesterday.it depends on the direction of the attack.i wouldn't say an advantage,it has its pros and cons
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Old 2nd June 2008   #40
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Alright, Tuesday sounds good to me. Weather permitting of course...
JOL's court, time?
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Old 2nd June 2008   #41
Buffalo Billdonor
 
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6.30-7pm? I'm in.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #42
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I'll be there.
No polo specific bike yet, but I'm working on it.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #43
Object
 
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Can't do any nights this week but I'd usually be up for it.
What's the plans or organising? Quick text around? email?
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Old 2nd June 2008   #44
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1. Bill
2. Sano
3. Rob
4. Mike
5. shinscar (need to borrow mallet is that cool)
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Old 2nd June 2008   #45
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Can we subscribe to this thread so you get alerts via email?
Not everybody has everybody's email address and sending texts could get expensive.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #46
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count me in where is jol's court again ?
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Old 2nd June 2008   #48
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Can we subscribe to this thread so you get alerts via email?
Not everybody has everybody's email address and sending texts could get expensive.
Good call.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #49
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OK, let's sub.
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Old 2nd June 2008   #50
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tuesday is same night as trixies may have a fight for mallets
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