Filed under: ESPI 4 MAY 2-3 | Tags: bike polo, boston, espi, hardcourt, tournament
Registration goodness should start around high noon tomorrow at the Allston court. (Click for map) All teams must be registered by Friday night, and paid up if possible since our fee collectors don’t work weekends… ok that’s not true because that’s me and I”ll be around… but still folks, make it easy on me! Teams will get a call from the organizers Friday night with info on what bracket they’re scheduled to be in on Saturday. AM bracket starts at 10:00AM – and showing up late will cost you valuable game time… and probably irk dah organizers.
$60 cash per team, gets you into the tournament, shirts, and other goodness.
Seattle, Vancouver, Sarasota, and Pensacola were all in town Thursday night for some straight up pickup at the Allston court.
Watch out for Nick at the ESPIs. He might drop his mallet, kick out his leg, turn your right eye’s vision black and white, apply minor burning, throw in some motion blur and layermask himself into sharpness. That’s how good this kid is on a bike.
click image for huge – might make some sense of the above rambling…
Hopefully none of you other East Coasters got stuck with the thunderstorms that were in the neighborhood. According my soothsaying friend weather.com, there’s a half chance of beautiful refreshing water falling from the heavens during the upcoming ESPI tournament. Jav believes we’ll have light showers Saturday morning that will taper off by noon, giving us glorious polo conditions while keeping the basketball players off the pick-up court.
Filed under: ESPI 4 MAY 2-3, photo | Tags: bike polo, boston, espi, hardcourt, photo
The ESPI4 is fast approaching… so feast your eyes on this goal… Think of a way to get a little ball through there.
Filed under: ESPI 4 MAY 2-3, photo | Tags: bike polo, boston, deep v, east side polo invite, espi, hardcourt, photo, velocity
These beauties from Velocity USA showed up the other day. To whom will they be awarded… I know not. I say if anyone manages to taco both their wheels in one crash, they get’em hands down.
For all those in the throes of passion over that Volume frame, burn this man’s image onto your retinas. He is the gatekeeper of first place at the ESPI 4 tournament. If you do manage to somehow get past him on some sick breakaway, you’ll have to then deal with Nick, and finally me, because I’ll probablybe sitting in the goal blocking all your shots on my team’s way up the tournament ladder.
Played a great many hours of polo here in Boston on Sunday. Shot more video from the end of my mallet of the “down low and up close” variety. The sun was low in the sky whilst I recorded the play, making for some great glare’d out frames. All photos below are individual frames from the footage, which was shot on a Flip Mino HD.
Filed under: ESPI 4 MAY 2-3, photo | Tags: bike polo, bike shop, boston, espi, photo, somerville, sponsor
Zack and Joshua from Boston’s newest shop Open Bicycle are on board with the East Side Polo Invite 4! Their shop is just down the street from our Somerville court which will be overflowing with polo’ers come Saturday May 2nd. Their official grand opening (party!) is April 11th. See their website for more information, or stop by the shop in Union Square!
Just some frame captures from the video I’ve been shooting lately. Also, a rudimentary ESPI sponsors page has been put up – more to come.
Filed under: photo | Tags: allston, bike polo, boston, hardcourt, legit, nick
He may be smiling now, but Nick is going to tear you up at the ESPIs as part of … team tylerNickgus.
a shoot, and ah goal