Winter Whack – Christchurch New Zealand

While we were enjoying our summer here, Christchurch, NZ was having their Winter Whack this past weekend. The turnout was good and it sounds like everyone had a great time. Tony Burnt was there taking some great photo’s. Be sure to stop by his site and check out more.


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321 Polo Review

321 Polo posted a nice in depth review on our V2 Polo Mallet yesterday. Overall they seemed pretty happy with the product. Check out the review and other great polo coverage over at 321Polo.net.

Photo Friday – Mallet Molding

Here’s a series of photos from the factory making our mallets. Injection molding is pretty efficient once it’s all set up and ready to run. The finished shown product here are our new impact nylon heads.

Polo Tournament Roundup

Tis the season for Polo Tournaments. EighthInch is sponsoring a handful of Polo Tournaments this summer which means you’ve got a few chances to win our Golden Mallet as well as a ton of other great prizes. Here’s a list of the sponsored tournaments. Click on them to find out more from the League of Bike Polo.

Area 51 Bowl – Calgary, Canada – July 9-11

The Last Stand – Burlington, VT – July 9-11

NAHBPC – Madison, WI – July 16-18

EHBPC – Geneva, Switzerland – July 16-18

WHBPC – Berlin, Germany – August 13-15

Winter Whack – Christchurch,  New Zealand – August 14

Flour City Invitational – Rochester, NY – August 27-29

East Van Crown – Vancouver, Canada – September 18-19

Sponsoring the WHBPC 2010 in a BIG Way

We couldn’t be happier to be sponsoring the World Hardcourt Bike Polo Championship this year out in Berlin. With such a huge tournament we had to go a little over the top. We sent out a few sets of mallets for use at the pickup courts and tons of prizes including a set of the coveted golden mallets. Even if you don’t win we’ve got a little gift for every player who’s entered. If your able to you should definitely make it out. It’s going to be one fun weekend of polo! The tournament runs from August 13-15 but I’m sure there will be tons of polo happening before and after. From more info visit – http://www.whbpc2010.org or click the banner below.

If you aren’t able to make it out don’t worry. Stay tuned for a list of other upcoming events we’ll be sponsoring for other chances to win a golden mallet!

The Coveted Golden Mallet

There’s some pretty big polo tournaments coming up so we thought we’d do some event exclusive prizes. We got a limited run of golden shafts and mallets but the only way to get one is to win a tournament sponsored by EighthInch. Keep an eye out for events in your area. You and your team could be one of the few to receive a set of the coveted golden mallets!

If your throwing a tournament send us an email, we’d love to help support it.

More New Parts! – Polo Shafts

Along with our new chainrings the newest order of parts included our EighthInch Polo Shafts. Made of AL6061 these shafts are built strong with a 19mm diameter to fit our EighthInch Polo Mallet. You can pick them up individually or in team bundles to save a few bucks. You can also get a kit which has a shaft and a head. For a limited time we’ll throw in a free t-shirt with all complete kits. Click the pictures to see them in our store.

New Arrivals

These just came in today. Pre-Orders will be on there way shortly. Click on the picture to order one today!

Mallet Head Winners Announced!!!

It was a tough choice picking the winners of our mallet head contest, but we finally found our winners.

Team Mallet Winner:

Brandon and his team’s sad looking mallets won the team competition. They get a 3 pack of mallet heads, 3 pint glasses, 3 EighthInch tools, and 3 t-shirts.

Individual Mallet Winner

I don’t even know what to say about Ryo’s mallet. He definitely earned a new mallet. This head was worn beyond playability. He wins a new mallet, pint glass, tool, and t-shirt.

Thanks to everyone who entered. Your efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Contact us at sales@eighthinch.com for a special consolation!

Don’t Forget!!! Our free mallet giveaway ends on Monday!!!

Time to get those mallet photo’s in. The person and team with the most beat up mallet gets a brand new mallet and prize pack from EighthInch. We’ll be reviewing the photos on Monday so get them in before the weekend is over. As of now there still aren’t any team shots so get a team photo up there and you’ll have a good chance to win. You can see all the details below!

Here are the rules:

Take a picture of your most used and abused mallet and post it to our facebook page. We’ll choose whoever has the saddest, ugliest, beat up mallet and replace theirs with a new EighthInch one. We’ll be sending out a prize pack to the best team photo of mallets and one to the best individual photo. The mallets must be ones actually used from polo, no sad pictures of soda cans on sticks please.

We’ll decide the winner when we come in next Monday, 5/24 and ship them out right away.