Paul Elliott


6 Questions to consider when including friction levels in specifications.


November 27, 2017 0 comments Technical

I recently posted an article on friction/traction and there are at least 2 additional technical articles planned on that topic. I decided to write one more general article on friction. As a 3rd party lab we see specifications using a … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing: An Introduction to Friction and Traction


October 31, 2017 0 comments Technical

If you’ve ever seen a sport surface specification, chances are that you’ve seen a line item in that specification for ‘Friction’, or ‘Surface Effect,’ or ‘Slip Resistance.’ It gets presented so cleanly and simply that it seems like that one … Continued

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A review of standards used to specify Indoor Sport Surfaces in North America


August 9, 2017 0 comments Technical

Note: In a recent article, a colleague commented that current test standards should be used in specifications. I developed this as a general overview of the standards that are commonly used within North America. It summarizes current standards and what … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing 204: Area Deflection Requirements – Indoor Surfaces


March 29, 2017 0 comments Technical

(Warning this is a LONG post.) An earlier post (104) introduced the Area Deflection property of sports surfaces. This article delves deeper into that property and explores the requirements of some international standards, governing bodies, and trade associations. This paper … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing: 203 Vertical Deformation Requirement (Courts and Tracks)


March 6, 2017 0 comments Technical

An earlier post, “Sports Surface Testing: 103 introduced the Vertical Deformation property of a sports surface. This is a followup post that presents the requirements that various standards, governing bodies and trad associations put on this property. This document will … Continued

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Field Testing Catches Non-Compliant Gymnastic Surface


March 2, 2017 0 comments Technical

Indoor courts, running tracks and playground surfaces are often sold based on the performance of a single sample under laboratory settings. For countless reasons that sample may no longer accurately reflect the product being sold and installed. Without rigorous field … Continued

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Why performance matters?


February 25, 2017 0 comments Technical

You may not give much of a thought to your gym, turf field, track or playground, but how they perform and protect users, athletes, your organization, and the community matters. This post covers topics such as How many users your … Continued

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Hardwood – True Performance Specs


February 25, 2017 0 comments Technical

ASET refers to ‘True Performance’ specifications as those that address the true performance of the actual installation. The following document addresses the reasons true performance specifications are needed, what they may look like and how to structure them to fit … Continued

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Friction / Slip Testing Services


February 4, 2017 0 comments Technical

ASET Services provide friction/slip testing using the British Pendulum device. The device conforms to ASTM E303 and EN 13036-4. It is the standard method used to evaluate friction/slip in both ASTM F2772 and EN 14904 for use in evaluating wood … Continued

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Dance vs Sports – The preferred surfaces are perform differently


January 13, 2017 0 comments Technical

Recently I had the opportunity to visit and test several dance floors. Those that are familiar with dancers, sports athletes, dance floors and sports surfaces know that the surface a dancer likes is very different than the surface that a … Continued

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