There is an excellent article on polo mallets, history and selection. I try and keep up on the polo news and websites so that I can stay on top of the field and ensure that I share excellent resources with customers. This article helps me think about my own mallets and where they can be improved and what Escanaba Polo Mallet Company is doing well.. EPMC is a small start up so your feedback also helps improve the mallets. Share with us what you like and don't like.
I suggest you read this article by LA POLO.
Here are some of the main points of the article:
-Early mallets were different but as time went on the heads were adjusted for new skills and games.
-Games are won by horse and player but rely heavily on the mallet.
-Don't get a mallet that is whippy toward the handle.
-Flatter sides on the handles are better than round handles (i.e. golf club).
-Think about protection above the mallet head to catch the ball.