For so long I have advocated the benefits a synthetic turf pitch can bring, but last Saturday, for the first time, I saw a negative aspect of being able to play in nearly all weather conditions. I was at Havant & Waterlooville FC to see their FA Cup match against Billericay and for..
I have always believed that pitches play better with a shockpad. And now with growing concerns over the use of microplastic infill and the increased awareness of safety, as well as the requirement for better play, the importance of a performance layer has never been greater. I remember the very first..
I read an article at the weekend discussing the evolution of football boots, or shoes as they were referred to. Over the years, we have seen changes in materials, styles and colours, not to mention the soles of the footwear. But from a synthetic turf perspective…
By now most people know that synthetic turf can be a game changer for a club, a school and a community. There are many advantages in having such a facility and so many plus points, that narrowing it down to just 10 is a real challenge. So, here are 10 benefits, starting with 5 of the most obvious, with some qualifications..
Hockey is the world’s third most popular team sport; the 2018 Global Hockey Survey conducted by the FIH, showed that there are now over 30 million people playing hockey. Fast, technically skilful, and requiring good levels of personal fitness, the sport is renowned for its..
Not that long ago, when monofilament yarns for artificial grass were first tested, reaching 10,000 cycles on the industry’s wear test apparatus, was cause to celebrate. This was proof that the yarn used in synthetic turf was durable and it gave a producer a selling edge.
Recently a LinkedIn post argued to buy British synthetic turf and not cheap imports, which started me thinking. Should you buy from a local producer, at a higher price, when it is actually owned by an overseas company, where profit is taken by private equity owners? Interesting! The premise of buying local..
Like other components that make up a synthetic turf football or rugby pitch, the type and quality of the performance infill is essential to meet the required standards of FIFA and World Rugby. But, how do you know which is the right one for your pitch.
Last week we looked at how to install a synthetic pitch, we now look at keeping it in optimum condition. There is no such thing as maintenance free synthetic turf. Neglect it and the performance of the pitch will deteriorate. Look after it and you will be rewarded with better play..
Firstly, the turf selected is the CCGrass Pride UP system, which has recently been tested to FIFA Quality and FIFA Quality Pro, on the RevoSport pad, with SBR infill and also with a cork infill. Pride UP is a new product from CCGrass, with a..