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I’ve teamed up with Fixcraft yet again to provide a fun way to win free stuff AND show a bit of your creative side at the same time. It is with no small amount of pleasure that I present the


We’re looking for the classic style of horror movie poster: unbelievable monster, bad makeup, horrible titles. We’re looking for witty thinking and visual fun. Get creative, let your inner werewolf come out. BUT NOT IN THAT TWILIGHT SORT OF WAY I SWEAR TO YOU IF I GET A SIGNLE TWILIGHT POSTER IT’S OVER okay not really but don’t. Okay, maybe do. I think Handsome Rob would make for a good Edward but that’s just me.

The rules are simple:

1. Your poster should CLEARLY be in the genre of a scary movie (not a romance, not an action movie)
2. Polo has to play a predominant role in the poster
3.The cheesier the better
4. Post your poster on Instagram with the hashtags #Poloween #Fixcraft #Lancasterpolo #Bikepolo (if you don’t have Instagram, send it directly to me at mlkabik (at) gmail.com)
5. Winners will be chosen by popular vote, SO MAKE SURE YOU TELL YOUR WHOLE FAMILY TO VOTE FOR YA: starting on October 27th and closing on October 30th
6. Winners announced AT MIDNIGHT, OCTOBER 31ST MOWHWHWHWHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAAHA (so you’ll probably find out when you wake up later that day)
HouseOfDracTC7. Only ONE entry per entrant
8. The picture can be a drawing, or a picture, or computer-rendered, or whatever. It doesn’t matter. Horror knows no limitations. Heck, if you make a short monster movie (following as many as the rules above) I’d be into that, too.


-Brand new Fixcraft mallet set up of your choice

-Fixcraft team shirt of you choice

-3 balls

-A pair of gloves


Remember, you pumpkins: You have Until Oct 26th to get your posters up and scaring, so don’t wait!

Announcing the “Living the Dream” Contest Winner(s)


Let me tell you: this was my favorite Fixcraft/Lancasterpolo contest to date. You guys came out STRONG to enter this contest, and I really loved each and every entry we got. They were clever, funny, heartfelt and goofy. They covered the gamut of artfully done to cheaply made–and that’s exactly what I was hoping for.

Both Sean and I were blown away by how wonderful the results were, and we were overjoyed that you took to it so well. This is the very reason we like running contests, and you’re making sure that each one we run is bigger and better than the last.

When it came down to it, Sean of Fixcraft and I of Lancasterpolo simply couldn’t choose a single winner. There were too many awesome entries. So Sean, in his wisdom, suggested that we award THREE WINNERS! 

1st place : choice of 48 or 36 hole prototype hub

2nd place: choice of any Fixcraft front hub

3rd place: purple tournament head before anyone else

So! Here are your winners of the 2014 “Living the Dream” contest:


3rd place (winning a purple tournament head before anyone else): Gojiii

3rd place Gojiii

2nd place (winning choice of any Fixcraft front hub): iced_by_j:

2nd place iced_by_j

AND THE 1ST PLACE WINNER (winning a choice of 36 or 48 hole prototype hub) is THEHAMMERYALL:

1st place thehammeryall


Congratulations to all three of our winners and to everyone who entered. Honestly–this was an awesome contest with some great entries. Sean and I thank every single one of you who entered. Keep livin’ the dream!



Win A Limited Edition Fixcraft Front Disc V3 Hub!


I’m happy to announce the “Living The Dream” contest, presented by Fixcraft and Lancasterpolo.com:


Winner receives a super limited pewter color, prototype Fixcraft Front Disc v3 hub.  What makes it a prototype and different from the newly released V2 model you ask?  The female axle on this bad boy is a special 7075 T6 design to take as much weight off the hub as possible while still being super strong.  There are only 12 of these in existence and the pewter color is reserved by Fixcraft for prototype models only.   It’s kind of a big deal basically, so get on it!

FIXCRAFT_Prototype-2After May 5th, Fixcraft and Lancasterpolo will review all of the submissions and choose the one that is the most outrageous, most hilarious, or most daring.

If you can somehow get a picture of yourself kitted out for bike polo while shaking the Pope’s hand while in a spaceship, I think you’ll automatically win. Just to give you an idea of what we’re looking for.

So jump on it, Polokins!


The 2014 Puppy Love Contest




The rules are pretty straightforward:

1. Take a cute/weird picture of you polo dog/cat/pet doing what polo pets do.


2. Head on out to that Instagram that you kids love so much


3. Post the picture with the hashtags #Fixcraft #Bikepolo #Lancasterpolo


(Fixcraft and Lancaster Polo will review all of those lovely puppy love pictures and choose a winner the week of Valentine’s Day)

The winner will receive a Fixcraft Unibody Head with the winning picture sublimiated directly on the mallet head! 

Like this, but with a picture of your cute widdle pet on it. #FTW

Like this, but with a picture of your cute widdle pet on it. #FTW



One entry per person.

Contest open to the whole universe EXCEPT FOR YOU JUPITERITES

If you’re unable to use Instagram for any reason, please send your entry to me: mlkabik(at)gmail

We’ll announce our winner and share entries on Valentine’s day

Questions? post below or send an email my way.


Good luck!

Where’d You Get That Name? (Best Nickname Story Contest)


Hey all,

Well, we haven’t had an event together in quite a while, so I’m going to run an impromptu contest today! and it’s the



The rules are super simple: write up your nickname and how you got it in the comments below. The one that is the most interesting/funny/weird to me wins.

And what do you win?

You (you lucky devil you) get to either have your interview put up on this illustrious site, or you can pose a topic for yourself and I to debate/conversate about, the results of which will go up on Lancaterpolo (it could be any sort of topic loosely or closely bound to bike polo. I don’t care.).

If neither of those prizes really do it for you (but you still want to share your story), feel free to share anyway–I’m not gonna force you into anything, baby.

Okay, I’ll start:

Crusher: well, I like to say that my name comes from the fact that I was very physical when I first started playing, but that’s not why I got the name. There were a few nicknames that were being assigned to me by the club including bear jew (I’m Jewish and hairy), Lefty (duh), and Moustache Matt (again, duh), but none of them really stuck. Then Lumberjack posted a video featuring “The Crusher” from an old Looney Tunes cartoon, and that name stuck immediately. So basically my name comes from a cartoon character.

See, see how easy it is? We’ll see if this contest turns into a horrible flaming crash of an effort of if you goons and goonets join in–I’m hoping you do.

Anyway, leave your nickname story below. I look forward to reading it!



We got this submission pretty early and, after we stopped crying (from the ill feeling or from the genuine love, we don’t really know), and closed the contest, we decided it was a simple but well told testament to bike polo love.

It’s an audio file, so pop on your earphones and get ready to tell people you were just cuttin’ onions.

Congratulations to LISA MOFFATT and TALL GEORGE, you are the Fixcraft/Lancasterpolo Polo Valentines of 2013!!


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The Trifecta of Love


Shelly thought her Valentine deserved more than just a pithy poem or a few pictures: she went for the whole caboodle:

My Polo Valentine is so special that he doesn’t JUST get a poem, a sweet story, a photo, or a bullet point list of why is he so awesome….He gets em ALL!
Travis Mitchell aka. Travis Smiley
Lets get this straight…we all know there are dozens of good looking men and women playing polo all over. I’m sure I am not the only one with more than one…two…nine… polo crushes, but there is one special person that stands out above them all. His name is Travis Mitchell, I call him Travis Smiley.
  toptubeTravis and I met a little under a year ago and I have more unforgettable memories with him than I do with other people I’ve been playing polo side by side with for years. Now that I think of it I believe that Travis and I have only hung out on two occasions. One being the tournament I threw in Charleston, SC the second one being South East Qualifiers last year.
  One of my favorite moments with Travis happened during the end of my tournament when I was handing out prizes to the winners. I was about to move to NYC so I threw in a couple hand me down bike parts, swag, etc…so Travis came up and was scanning the table of prizes and picked up my (used) top tube protector, I mentioned to him that it had been mine previously and on impulse he immediately shoved the top tube protector under his nose and took the deepest whiff possible.
At first I wasn’t sure if I should be horrified, flattered, or embarrassed but then I just wanted to bust out laughing. I thought it was so awesome that I had just met this guy and he was comfortable enough to do such an offbeat thing. And it was at that moment (that Travis tried to get a whiff of my vagina) I knew we had bonded and I was ecstatic to meet someone as fucking weird, inappropriate, and forward as I.
fccd7ca69c9c11e180d51231380fcd7e_7Reasons Travis Would Make the Greatest Polo Lover:
  • He wakes me up at 8am to take morning dips together in the ocean before sundays double elimination
  • I trust him with my mallet
  • He scores winning goals and dedicates them to me
  • He sleeps on the closet floor, so I can sleep in the king size bed with three other guys
  • He shares his meat with me
  • We get drunk together, ride around in trunks of cars, and he lets me gnaw on his meatpaper
  • We both love playing Settlers of Catan almost as much as we love playing polo
  • I’m already his number one fan
  • He will travel 7 hours to play in my shitty tournament
  • He’ll tell me I played well even if I sucked
  • I’ll tell him he played well even if he sucked
  • He’s got a great body and a even greater smile
  • He’s a man stud
Raw, Sexy
Settling, Scoring, Gardening
Polo, Polo, Polo, Polo
Blocking, Meowing, Checking
Steamy, Breathtaking
If I can talk him into going to ladies army…I might even ask him to be my fucking date! (to bike prom)


A Valentine Story (WTF entry #2)

One has a last name of Valentine, the other the last name of Story. Put it together and you get this very uncomfortable picture  – we think this is the most WTF entry we got. Awesome:

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My Other Valentine


Entry from Glasgow Matt, all the way from…Glasgow:

4 months ago I met someone.
Someone enchanting.
Someone who has taken over my every thought.
I wake up and I think about her.
I go to work and I think about her.
I come home, I eat dinner, I watch some TV.
Thinking about her.
When I go to sleep, I dream of her.
My Other Valentine.

Twice a weak, I leave My Girlfriend in the flat and go spend some quality time with My Other Valentine. My Girlfriend isn’t particularly happy about the relationship I have with My Other Valentine. But she would never take her away from me. She knows the love we share.

My Other Valentine is not mine alone. She captures the heart of many around the world. I do not love her any less for this. It’s what makes her special.

Polo, My Other Valentine.

The Polo Valentine Contest

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I’m super proud of that image up there. Yeah, I didn’t get all of the bow out, but I don’t care. 

Once again I’m teaming up with Fixcraft for another fun contest!

The Polo Valentine contest is simple: send me a picture, poem, story, or bullet point list of why you and your polo valentine are the most sweetest, romance-iest, bromanciest or absolutely truly the most love-birdiest of all polo players. Sean Ingram and I will judge the entrants and decide who deserves to be the Polo Valentines of 2013.

We’ll be judging on:

  • Hilarity
  • Genuine emotion
  • Creepiness

So think of who your polo valentine is and send your entries my way. We’ll be accepting entries from now until February 11th, and we’ll announce the winner on Valentine’s Day!

header-candadianorangePrizes are provided by one of my polo valentines, Fixcraft – and there will be enough prize-action for you to share your winnings with your polo sweetheart. Fixcraft will be providing A bouquet of  Canadian Orange Bike Polo Balls along with some other goodies that even I don’t know about.

So get your entries to me today and let the romance begin!

Send Entries To: mlkabik(at)gmail(dot)com.