About Hardcourt Bike Polo EN

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Hardcourt Bike Polo

Hardcourt Bike Polo, HBP, born in seattle 1998
The biggest diffrence from Classic Polo is on the hard court, not meadow.
HBP is original from Fixie culture But it’s a professional sport now.

How to play

The Courts
Ground hockey, Basketball court, Parking lot, empty space…
180 cm’s Goal, or just traffic cones.

The Bikes
You can play with any kinds of bicycle.
But have to remove the sharp parts like bull-horn, stand, pop-out axle.
Pro Polo Bike is the Trend.

The Equitment
Mallets and Polo ball are the must-have
You can make a DIY mallet if you want
or go with Pro Mallets
Hlemets, gloves, protective gears are essential too

Men
3 men one team
or you can go pick-up game by random

3 2 1 Polo!
Players must be behind the base line
One of each team joust for the ball in the center when heard the whistle or “3 2 1 go”

Dabbing
When a player crash or foot-down who is out of play
Until he or she “tap in” at one of two designated center court points.

Contact
Same kind of contact is permitted. Like mallet to mallet contact
Bike to bike contact is permitted
Men to men contact is permitted
Not same kind contact, and excessive, intentionally is not allow

Goal Scoring
A goal “shot” must striking the ball with the same circular end of the mallet
with the broad side of the mallet is “shuffle”, not the goal
One game is about 10-15 minutes, sometimes longer
When time is up, you can call a equal game It’s common on the pre-game
First team got 5 goals wins Or highest goals when time’s up
Tie game when time’s up in the Eliminate Must set the game starting over
First scoring goal wins

Close look @ dom BT Polo

The Brakes
BT12 Pro Polo Bike
One for Two Braking system

Rear brake only
Front brake only
BT12 Double Brakes system
Double brakes is ideal for modern bike polo scene
Fixie no brake is out of time
It’s easy to switch the lever for left-handed from the original setting of BT12
Front, rear, or double. Personal setting from the complete braking set and pair-braking-line

Gear-ratio
BT12 provide 2 ratios
32/14(Fixed)=2.29
28/18(Free)=1.56
Change the side of wheel can pick 2.29 / on-road, or 1.56 / on -court
And Keep the room for using Fixed on court

FSA 2 speeds crank-set for Polo and their components

Dual-platform
Butted CrMo steel frame & Fork for 26″ or 700C’s wheel set

Sloping Drop-out
Adjust the hight of BB-drop by lengthen or shorten the chain
And get the tension of chain by pushing saddle sown when locking the wheel

dom, the Freeparable Design Co., Ltd.
KBPA, Kaohsiung Bike Polo Association

Host the Takao Cup, Hard court Bike Polo Open in Asia every year

Enjoy Bike Polo!
Hope to see you in
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

www.freeparable.com