- If you’ve read our previous post, now you are familiar with everything you need to know before buying a mallet. Most mallets are made from wood. This resistant material is great to ensure the mallet lasts a long time, and endures all the hits it’s going to take against the ball. Because the mallet is such an important element when playing polo, making sure proper care of it is taken is just as important. Here’s how to protect and storage your mallet:
Protecting your mallet
Because mallets are made from a type of wood, when they get wet things can get a little bit complicated. They can expand and even split after long exposures to water. Therefore, you need to protect your mallet when the field is wet or damp and also when it’s raining. To do this, you can tape the head of your mallet with electrical tape that will isolate the humidity of the environment from the wood of the mallet.
Mallets should be hang up to dry in an undercover area. There are even mallet bags available for you to transport and storage them safely.
If your mallet is already broken, it’s not the end of the world. In most cases, mallets can be repaired and used just as new. The head can be replaced as well as the shaft and handle can be repaired. Head over to your nearest polo club or academy to find a mallet repair man, or contact the company where you bought the mallet from.
Put this tips to practice and take care of your mallets for your next polo match!