undefinedWhen selecting a synthetic turf surface, it is imperative the system you are considering has undergone third party testing. Vendors who have had their product(s) tested will be able to provide the results when requested. Ensure the test results that are provided are actually for the product you are considering.

There are 3 categories of testing: Performance, System and Fiber. Performance testing must be sport specific. Even standard shoe testing should be performed with sport specific shoes. Ball bounce, shoe friction, abrasion and Gmax are just a few of the relevant performance tests that can be performed on a sports field.

Performance requirements vary by sport. A list and description of nine (9) standard performance tests are listed below:

undefinedASTM F355-11 - Gmax Rating – Standard Test Method for Shock-Absorbing Properties of Playing Surface Systems and Materials


ASTM F1015-03 - Relative Abrasive Index – Standard Test Method for Relative Abrasiveness of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces


ASTM F2117-01 - Average Ball Rebound Height - Standard Test Method for Vertical ReboundCharacteristics of Sports Surface/Ball Systems; Acoustical Measurement


ASTM F1551-03 - Coefficient of Restitution (CR) - Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials


undefinedASTM F1551-03 - Average Ball Bounce - Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials


ASTM F1551-03 - Soccer Shoe Traction -DRY Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials


ASTM F1551-03 - Soccer Shoe Traction – WET Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials


undefinedASTM F1551-03 - Football Shoe Traction - DRY Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials


ASTM F1551-03 - Football Shoe Traction -WET Standard Test Methods for Comprehensive Characterization of Synthetic Turf Playing Surfaces and Materials

 

 

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