Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
What do people think about no contact bike polo? I don't mean no rubbing shoulders there will always be contact in vying for the ball. I mean no checking, hitting or shoving. Kinda like we play pick up (in Ottawa anyway) It would clean up the game and bring out the skill. Tapping out with two or one cone would be less of an issue because there would be less of it. Ottawa and East Van had a game in Toronto that was clean and still the bike polo that we know. It went to beer point, no one got hurt, hell i don't know it anyone even dabbed. All the talk about changing rules to make the sport better may be wrapped up in one simple rule. I think the future of our sport is coming. It's either going to be the x-treme crash up derby that redbull would love to sponsor. or it can be a sport that makes the highlight reel with it's spectacular passing, scoring and shot blocking. A sport that can be coached and taught to a younger generation.