Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Bike Dodge ball

Matt Ching aka Pedal Piff conjured this idea up a while back and told me about it. Im stoked its here finally. I think the status is obvious...while on a bike dodge the ball or hit another person with the ball. Same rules as dodge ball but on bikes kids. Come out this Weds it'll go down at 5pm at Makiki park and continue in between polo pickups till no ne is left riding a bike. Eilif spent his vacation nights doodling up this dope poster for the event. Come check it out it'll be a great time.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Farewell: to Rob

This Sunday (3/27) will be Robs last day out here. He will be on a plane during normal polo hours for Sundays so we are bumping this Sundays start time to 2pm. As always it will be at Makiki. Hope every one can make it. Rob will be missed on the polo courts out here for sure as he is always full of positive vibes, smiles, laughter, and broken chainrings. Rob whatever the new endeaveur is I wish you the best of luck and look forward to playing polo with you again somewhere in the poloverse.

Rob will show up looking something like this...

Our mission is to send him on a plane beaten adn drunk...somewhat like this...

Send me your footage of HNL Bike Polo

Polo has continued to grow and thrive in paradise. I apologize for the lack of photos on the blog as my camera has been busy filming for another polo related project so it contains less footage that is able to be shown at this time. If your at the polo court with a camera and your shooting or filming between games and want it up on the blog feel free to send them to me or drop me a disc or thumb drive at pickup games. I would be glad to get more imagery of our thriving scene on here again.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Randoms: Polo Chanti Town

As off late due to terrible weather we have indeed been turning our spot on the courts into a chanti town esque establishment. Tarps draped over a single bench with the watering hole placed next to it and bbq grills come into the picture as we get hungry. Here is a flick taken of said moments. Its not the best picture as the watering hole was running low by this point. Now get your polo bike and show up tonight!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Media: Honolulu Magazine Son!

I arrive home today after a long days work, tired from lack of sleep due to last nights wind storm. I go to the fridge and reach for a cold pint of "Japans oldest beer" I say "Wassup?" to the mutt and take a sat. On the counter I see in the stack of bills an issue of Honolulu Magazine. HNL Bike polo has not had very much media attention and we are all pretty stoked that we got some publicity via Honolulu's most widely read magazine. I personally enjoyed the article it touches on polo history of the world for a second and then brings it back to our growing thriving scene in Honolulu. In the one page layout you'll find two of our (insert an adjective of your own that accurately depicts these scoundrels) Mowgli and Josh as they battle for control. A visual walk through of the gear is at the bottom of the page. Either way you should cop your copy.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Quickie: Clark VS Josh

Between classes today I was working on some video editing for another project when I came across a clip from this weekend. I was becoming bored with the project I was working on due to lack of material so I decided to take a 5 minute break and put this quickie together instead. A funny note about the song choice is that I'm pretty sure this is infact how Clark got his scratch on his nose that day. This past Weds polo went all night long, I bailed at 10pm and games continued on. Everybody has been becoming more dedicated to showing up and playing more polo. Various people who haven't shown face for a while are coming back out of the wood work which is nice. Im stoked on having polo offically being set twice a week. THe video doesn't glitch on my computer but it does via vimeo for some reason. I really wish we caught this crash better.

Clark VS Josh from HNL BIke Polo on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

It's Your Birthday Clark!

This past weekend involved one of our best polo celebrations yet. We helped celebrate Clarks birthday with some beer, cake, a pinata, and of course polo. Everybody had a great time as far as I could tell, but was I really a good judge of the matter? Possibly not. Keeping this one short and sweet here are some flicks from the celebration (Caution some may be offended by our cakes of choice) and come on out to WEDS POLO tomorrow 6pm at Makiki.