Ken Regehr of Northern Standard Bike Polo was kind enough to let me interview him about the new Northern Standard Bike Polo Gloves, his experiences in bike polo, and where he sees bike polo equipment going in the future. While Northern Standard is a relatively young company (who isn’t in bike polo), they’ve proven the ability to provide excellent quality products with the polo player in mind.
Tell me a little bit about your history with Bike Polo.
I began playing bike polo 5 years ago back when 1.5’’ ABS and 360 Dabs were the norm. We all used to ride Junkie bikes and we crashed into each other a lot. I knew from the first game I played that I loved bike polo but of course I had no idea what a big part of my life it would become. I’ve played in dozens of tournaments around North America and even a couple in Europe and had the good fortune of meeting so many good people.
What about your history with Northern Standard?
Max started the company on his own about a year and a half/ two years ago and about a year ago he asked me if I wanted help out. I could see he was serious about making polo specific products so I was like ‘let’s do this’.