12 Oct 4 Factors That Make Modern Artificial Grass Safer Than Older Styles
The first artificial turf on playing fields came to market in the 1960s. Named AstroTurf, after the Houston Astrodome where it was installed, this product was both loved and hated, due in part to some ongoing concerns that both players and coaches had.
Nowadays, synthetic turf fields can be found in thousands of schools and stadiums around the country, as technological innovation has led to safer and more consistent gameplay with modern artificial grass.
What are some of the changes that have been made to allow for a better experience, for field managers, and for teams?
- Infill Improvements
Infill is crucial for an artificial turf playing field, as it is what will help blades stay up straight while providing support during player falls. Modern infill is typically sand or rubber pellets, both of which provide a consistent surface.
- Stronger Fibers
Not only will modern artificial grass look more like the real thing, but it also feels more like it for players. Synthetic turf can be designed to mimic the same bounce of a natural grass field, without concern of overuse.
- Blade Designs
Artificial grass suppliers and installers have adjusted many of AstroTurf’s flaws to make them more appealing for athletic fields. One of the downsides of artificial turf is that it can get hot in direct sunlight, so now, blades are being designed to deflect the sun, dropping the surface temperature down.
- Better Injury Prevention
More and more artificial grass companies are working towards changes that will continue to make the surface a preferred one for amateur and professional teams. Some of these are focused on adding a layer of cushioning to reduce head injury and the impact of falls.
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