Bike Polo

Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
4,076
81
52
Isle of Wight
Hi Tex.
Nice, some interesting shots.
I notice a very personal approach to health and safety, from just a brain bucket to gloves and knee and elbow armour, is it a not very tightly governed sport?

Cheers, Graham.
 

TexPhoto

EOS 6D MK II
Apr 15, 2011
1,227
3
San Juan, PR
Valvebounce said:
Hi Tex.
Nice, some interesting shots.
I notice a very personal approach to health and safety, from just a brain bucket to gloves and knee and elbow armour, is it a not very tightly governed sport?

Cheers, Graham.
Thanks Graham. Safety? I can't speak for Bike Polo as a whole, but at this tournament, you were not allowed to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana while playing. One or the other was fine, just not both. Seriously, this is kind of a hippie/hipster sport. Many of the contestants flew in from the USA, mainly New York, rode their bikes a few miles from the airport to the park, slept and played there, and then rode back to the airport. This is the dry season in Puerto Rico, and it gets them out of the winter blahs of New York.
 

Roo

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 12, 2013
847
54
Melbourne
TexPhoto said:
Valvebounce said:
Hi Tex.
Nice, some interesting shots.
I notice a very personal approach to health and safety, from just a brain bucket to gloves and knee and elbow armour, is it a not very tightly governed sport?

Cheers, Graham.
Thanks Graham. Safety? I can't speak for Bike Polo as a whole, but at this tournament, you were not allowed to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana while playing. One or the other was fine, just not both. Seriously, this is kind of a hippie/hipster sport. Many of the contestants flew in from the USA, mainly New York, rode their bikes a few miles from the airport to the park, slept and played there, and then rode back to the airport. This is the dry season in Puerto Rico, and it gets them out of the winter blahs of New York.
Nice shots Tex!

The few times I've seen it played here, it's not on a huge area like a traditional polo field but more like the size of an ice hockey rink or smaller. Not much of a chance for a high speed collision.
 

Valvebounce

EOS 5D SR
Apr 3, 2013
4,076
81
52
Isle of Wight
Hi Tex.
Now that is funny, one or the other but not both! ;D
By the way, lest anyone should think otherwise, I'm no health and safety nut, I grew up not wearing a cycling crash helmet and still believe it is my choice to wear or not to wear. It is my prerogative to look where I'm walking or fall over the crack in the pavement, it is not anyone else's fault when I am looking at a distraction! :-[
I sometimes think airbags should be replaced with a spike (or just an old fashioned steering wheel and column) people might be more careful with a sharp pointy thing instead of a pillow! :eek: ::) ;D

Cheers, Graham.

TexPhoto said:
Valvebounce said:
Hi Tex.
Nice, some interesting shots.
I notice a very personal approach to health and safety, from just a brain bucket to gloves and knee and elbow armour, is it a not very tightly governed sport?

Cheers, Graham.
Thanks Graham. Safety? I can't speak for Bike Polo as a whole, but at this tournament, you were not allowed to drink alcohol and smoke marijuana while playing. One or the other was fine, just not both. Seriously, this is kind of a hippie/hipster sport. Many of the contestants flew in from the USA, mainly New York, rode their bikes a few miles from the airport to the park, slept and played there, and then rode back to the airport. This is the dry season in Puerto Rico, and it gets them out of the winter blahs of New York.