Darby just got ahold of his brand new EighthInch Butcher, and got a chance to play on it yesterday at pickup. Obviously he can’t say anything about it yet other than “Yeah, this is an improvement,” but in the future we’ll have a review by Darbinator of the Butcher for you. Until then, enjoy a few pictures of the Rootbeer flavored Butcher.
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I don’t know why everyone likes to talk shit on the Eighth Inch Bicycle Polo Mallet Head. I rather like it.
Let’s start with the facts:
1. It’s heavy. 160 grams capped (Fixcraft Ultralites are 113 grams).
2. It’s nylon like your toothbrush (not UHMW, HDPE, ABS or HPV).
3. It sells for $14.50 (50 cents cheaper than St. Cago and a paycheck less than Fixcraft).
4. It comes with mounting hardware (no more scratching your head at Home Depot).
5. The sides are curved to cup the ball (a potential legal concern for tournament play).
Let’s consider what the haters have to say:
1. I don’t like anything Eighth Inch because their mail-order bikes get more compliments than my custom build and I am awesome and original (I wish I was better at polo).
2. My girlfriend moved out after I cheated on her and now I hate Eighth Inch mallet heads (I wish I was better at polo).
3. I’ve never tried an Eighth Inch mallet head but all the better players say they’re dumb so I agree (I wish I was better at polo).
Let’s listen to the story of my Eighth Inch mallet head: Read more
Take a look at the write up for EIGHTHINCH mallet heads:
$5 replacement plan: New or old, our mallet heads are covered by a $5 replacement plan. Send your damaged or worn out EighthInch mallet head back to us along with $5 to cover outgoing shipping and we’ll send you a new mallet head for free. International customers can warranty their mallet heads through their local EighthInch dealer.
Is everyone reading that correctly? Buy a mallet head – about ten bucks for the older model- and when it wears out, send it back with 5 bucks. They’ll replace it.
Forever. What do we think of this? Personally, I think it’s not that great a deal – given the shipping cost and what not – but it’s pretty cool that a company is thinking long term about polo, yes?