One of the best things about bike polo is the range of ways you can play it and of course the range of things you can play with. People from different areas seem to play with all sorts of combinations of equipment.

At our first meet we played with old golf clubs bought from charity shops. By our second or third meet we were playing with broom sticks with lumps of wood screwed onto the end. Recently we have followed American footsteps and we are using graphite ski polls with hardened gas piping as the head and bar tape for the handle. These seem to be the best combination of light weight and strength

Why write another guide when there are enough good ones out there? Check out:

Build a polo mallet at Hard Court Bike Polo by Doug.
Photo guide on Flickr by Tink.
Guide at the Boise bike polo blog.
Step by step guide.

Site selling traditional wooden bike polo mallets (traditional bike polo mallets are made with a 75 degree angle on the head rather than 90 degrees).
– For over the top have a look at Brooklyn Machine Works’ £200 prize mallet made for NYC’s Los Marcos bike polo tournament which sparks.

(pic: East Van polo)

9 Responses to “How to make a polo mallet”

  1. 1 Uolmo July 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

    Ive done à lil’video tutorial with a short sketch here:

  2. 2 shinscar July 24, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    nice one heres my quick guide with bamboo mallets:

    03 Drill the mallet head
  3. 3 Ben February 16, 2010 at 10:43 am

    God comercial Polo mallet out now.

  4. 4 stuart June 8, 2010 at 7:57 pm


    Can you let me know if you are still at Hurlingham on a Monday


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