George Wood Fibre Cane "Small Head" Arena Polo Mallets

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Arena polo mallet with a smaller head.

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Polo mallets from George Wood are a life style choice don't be tempted by imitations. You will only be disappointed.

Manufactured in New Zealand. The worlds best polo mallet manufacturer.

Available in different weights from 160g - 205g in 5g increments.

Red Handle (medium) is appropriate for 60% of players Blue (large) 30% (if the handle is too small it will spin in your hand).

The next generation of polo mallets

The unsustainable and dwindling supplies of the worlds manau cane from which traditional polo mallets are made, has only fuelled George Wood's determination to make a superior mallet. The deforestation and enormous wastage of cane in the selection process is just a part of it. The fact is, the majority of cane mallets being made today, are made from substitute species which simply aren't strong enough. The quality of cane mallets is getting noticeably worse each year.

Finally, after 23 years of experimentation, hundreds of thousands of dollars in development costs and 84 models later, we've done it!

Two years ago research and development program led us to try, first hemp and then silk fibers in the construction of the shaft in an effort to make the overall properties of the composite mallet more like a cane. Big mistake! Composites are so much stronger and lighter than organic materials, why make them less efficient? The latest shafts are better than canes in every physical aspect. The Fibercane is now the same mallet and is painted a distinctive cane color.

"The Head"

After perfecting the shaft of the mallet, although George is always trialing new materials to improve on an already fantastic mallet. 

For some time now there has been a demand for a larger head, finally George has been able to locally source Paulowina. This is a light enough material to make the larger heads. Using a larger inflatable ball stands to reason that the head should also be bigger. 

 

PLEASE NOTE THIS ITEM'S PRICE REFLECTS AN EXTRA DELIVERY CHARGE FOR IT'S SIZE.

Arena polo is a variant of polo, and it is played either outdoor on an enclosed all-weather surface or on an indoor arena.[1][2] Hurlingham Polo Association and US Polo Association have established their own rules for arena polo, and these rules are often used also in other countries.

Arena polo is played with three players per team on a regulation size field 300 feet by 150 feet, enclosed by walls of four or more feet in height. The normal game consists of four chukkas/periods of seven and one-half minutes each. Riders change horses at the end of each chukka/period. Many players use two horses, alternating horses each chukka/period.

The arena polo ball is similar to a mini soccer ball, larger than the small hard plastic ball used outdoors. The arena game is played on a varied all weather surface with the ball bouncing on the uneven surface and off the arena wall. Arena polo can be played either indoors or outdoors, days or nights under lights and weather permitting, all year around.

The world’s supplies of "good" quality canes available for polo mallet manufacture are rapidly dwindling. The quality of cane polo mallets has noticeably deteriorated over the past few years. Many mallet makers now use an inferior species of cane which don't have the density of manau cane and therefore they tend to break much more readily. I’ve personally selected enough good quality manau canes from Asia for our own use this year, but future supplies are increasingly uncertain.

Although I understand the reluctance to change over to composite shafts for those who have become accustomed to the inconsistencies of canes, I firmly believe that our latest composite mallets have huge benefits over others. They're incredibly powerful and generally last longer than other types of mallets. Despite rough treatment they retain their shape and they never "wring". Perhaps the greatest attraction is the consistency which is not possible with canes. They have an increased sweet spot, minimal vibration and a revolutionary molded handle for comfort, grip and long life. Not surprising that our sales continue to increase year after year. Like tennis racquets, fishing rods and golf clubs, polo mallets can be much better when made with composite materials

The world’s supplies of "good" quality canes available for polo mallet manufacture are rapidly dwindling. The quality of cane polo mallets has noticeably deteriorated over the past few years. Many mallet makers now use an inferior species of cane which don't have the density of manau cane and therefore they tend to break much more readily. I’ve personally selected enough good quality manau canes from Asia for our own use this year, but future supplies are increasingly uncertain.

Although I understand the reluctance to change over to composite shafts for those who have become accustomed to the inconsistencies of canes, I firmly believe that our latest composite mallets have huge benefits over others. They're incredibly powerful and generally last longer than other types of mallets. Despite rough treatment they retain their shape and they never "wring". Perhaps the greatest attraction is the consistency which is not possible with canes. They have an increased sweet spot, minimal vibration and a revolutionary molded handle for comfort, grip and long life. Not surprising that our sales continue to increase year after year. Like tennis racquets, fishing rods and golf clubs, polo mallets can be much better when made with composite materials

 

George Wood Fibre Cane "Small Head" Arena Polo Mallets

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