Most people who try bike polo for the first time have some experience cycling, so it’s often holding and utilising the mallet which takes some getting used to. The Tripod is a fairly pivotal basic skill because it allows you to come to a complete stop without putting your feet on the ground. The more you can control your speed the easier it will be to position yourself for a pass, tend your goal, block, screen or avoid other players and shoot the ball.
You don’t need a ball to practice, just grab yourself and mallet and jump on your bike at home. Try marking the ground with tape or chalk, riding towards it and stopping as close to the mark as possible then circling around and trying again. Riding like this with only one hand controlling the direction and speed of the bike will almost certainly improve your day-to-day riding as well!
See you soon down at Newbie Night!