Yes, I know what I said earlier today. I’m a liar and you all should know that by now.
I just had this pop up in my feed from Fixcraft and I gotta say I’m pretty amped:
Now, to be fair, the “cleat” you see in that picture isn’t going to be up for sale for a few weeks, but it doesn’t take away from yet another entry in the search for the greatest mounting system ever in history. This one appears to be shaped to fit on the inside of the head, with a grippy underside, and a piece that corresponds to a prefab groove in the shaft.
Fixcraft has indicated that new heads and new shafts will be available, however, as soon as tomorrow. So keep an ear to the ground.
Ok – signing off again. Srsly.
I recently had this little item drop into my inbox from Northern Standard:
Our coveted gold shafts are online and priced to sell
Image from Northern Standard
While the mallet heads previously released (and subsequently withdrawn from market) have yet to make a re-appearance, it seems that Northern Standard has begun selling their polo mallet shafts.
The details are a bit sketchy as far as whether these have the proprietary system of attachment – something mentioned in the video that accompanied the mallet offering – but the following specs are found on the Northern Standard marketing site:
- Weight:156grams / 5.5oz
- *Length:49″ (37″ straight length, 12″ taper)
- *Measurements:18mm (11/16″) for first 37″ then tapering to 13mm (1/2″)
- Wall Thickness: 1mm
The claim to fame is that the Crazy Canucks use them, and they are “strong but incredibly light weight.” They are also offering free shipping until the 31st of this month, so hey – that’s nice too.
The cost for a single pole is 15 bucks, putting them at an average price in the market.
Check out the site HERE and let me know if you have any experience with the pole first hand.