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50 Shades of Ruben – Dual Brakes
Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 11:38 am by polonick

Its been a long time since we’ve done a 50 Shades post. In the absence you’ve only missed a shitty fuji that got BANNED, maybe we’ll post it in the future.

Looking back to the Volume 10 you may recall the shogun with double brakes. Ruben rediscovered this whip, which looks extra baddasa because it sports a scrapped off decal sporting the word “gun”.

ha he In this episode you will see a unique double brake, not available at any retailer near you.

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Here its is in its current incarnation

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Custom fender/classic saddle protection mechanism.

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And here is the current brake set up. A single caliper simply wasn’t providing enough stopping power. Does it work. Ruben says “Of course it works!” “It took me like two and a half hours and I love it”

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Note the gusset used to attach the two brakes. Talk about upcycling ingenuity When someone inquired about the length of the pair of cables Ruben insisited “I use the cables to eternity dude.”

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The proud owner

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Crease is Coming
Posted on August 19th, 2014 at 10:25 am by polonick

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Rumor has it that the folks in charge want a crease rule. Chances are a crease is coming to a polo game near you. Here is a lil preview.

What are the specs of the future crease?

-A crease will extend about one foot out from the posts along the goal line.
-The NAH crease will have a 4 foot radius. Note that our nets are of NYC’s Red Menace Era vintage and are 2m wide so we used a 4.5 foot radius.
-The crease should be green gold and red.

How does the crease work? It is not perfect, but we’re still trying to smooth things out. Here is how its working for us:

-Only one defender may become stationary in the crease.
-Others defenders may enter the crease but only one can become stationary.
-No one can mess with a stationary person within the crease.
-When the ball is in the crease, anyone may enter the crease.

In Boston we don’t play much double goalie, so the crease hasn’t had a huge impact on game play. But between the crease and the popularity face offs have gained here, we might actually have to change the name of our game to Bike Hockey =^O

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BBP Presents: A Polo Cat
Posted on August 18th, 2014 at 12:43 pm by polonick
Artwork by Michael McDuffee

Artwork by Michael McDuffee

Boston Bike Polo is hosting a Polo Cat Race on September 6th to help make some dough for our 4th Annual Commonwealth Classic. Study up on your Boston Bike Polo history for this race. Come out. Ride hard. Get weird. It’s going to be a ballin time for everyone. 

Race registration is $10 and gets you $1 buurs at the after party. Come out to support your favorite (and only) local bike polo club!

Meet at 4pm in Copley / Race starts at 5pm.

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