I had a picture in my head last night of a group of unicyclist on a field playing polo riding Coker’s. I know people play bicycle polo but has anyone tried it on unicycles, more specifically Coker’s? I’m sure that would be a good spectator sport.
There was a recent mention in a Star Tribune, Minneapolis, article about a club or group of unicyclists in Texas, I believe, that played polo on unicycles. It was a great article on various aspects of unicycling that I copied and made available to our club members.
I’ll see if I can find the article during lunch today.
> I know people play bicycle polo but
> has anyone tried it on unicycles, more specifically Coker’s?
A few years ago I got chatting to an old boy on a station platform. I was
waiting for a train to London to play unicycle hockey, so I had a unicycle
and a hockey stick with me. This chap had a brother who had been a clown in
the fifties. Both of them rode unicycles, and they had tried to get enough
people together to play unicycle polo. Unfortunately they couldn’t find
enough unicyclists in those days.
Your probably right so this would mean it would be for the rich only, new wheel each game, a non starter
Maybe Muni’s then, getting a field is easier than a hall for uni hockey and the good old weather would make it fun. I’m starting to like the idea of uni polo, I’ve never played any other polo so I don’t know any rules but the thought of playing it is good.
Looks like the article has been purged from the Star Tribune site. The article is portrayed as an introduction to unicycling for the inquisitive and mentions Unicycle.com and the Unatics among others. Of polo, the text says, “A club in New Orleans focuses on unicycle polo.” My apologies, I was incorrect. I suppose from my perspective here in Illinois, Texas and Louisiana look pretty much the same. There are no differences between the two…right?
The article also interestingly says, “And some people in England use unicycles instead of flying broomsticks to play Quidditch, the famous ‘Harry Potter’ sport.”
> The article also interestingly says, “And some people in England use
> unicycles instead of flying broomsticks to play Quidditch, the famous
> ‘Harry Potter’ sport.”
Yeah, we had a press agencey guy come to one of our uni meets ( the
halloween themed one) and take some pics of a few young riders in
pointed hats, after thay had tried quidditch for the first time. I will be
doing a workshop/game session on quidditch sometime at Unicon
hopefully. Its not a very serious game tho.