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Using simple physics to explore force reduction measurements.


January 9, 2017 0 comments Technical

Have you ever given any thought to the relationship between the stiffness of a sport/dance surface and the force reduction level? I realize the most common answer to that question is something like, ‘No, not really’. As a designer and … Continued

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Suitability Reports: Why you should look at the test date, and why ASET puts ‘Suggested Retest Dates’ on all of our reports.


December 29, 2016 0 comments Technical

Architects and owners often require suitability reports of sports surfaces to be submitted. However, most do not give any consideration to how old those reports are, and the fact that older reports are less able to predict the actual performance … Continued

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What is a ‘suitability report’?


December 28, 2016 0 comments Technical

This is an article that explains what a ‘suitability report’ is within the context of sports surface performance, and its limitations with regard to predicting field performance. So, “What is a Suitability Report?” Many in the sport surface industry refer … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing: 201 Force Reduction Requirements – Indoor Surfaces


November 16, 2016 0 comments Technical

The article Sports Surface Testing 101 introduced the methods and calculations used to measure force reduction levels. This article will explore the requirements established in a number of standards for indoor sport surfaces. There most common standards that establish requirements … Continued

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A Playground Safety Surface ‘True Performance’ Specification


August 24, 2016 0 comments Technical

This is a followup post to “GMax and HIC Considerations For New Playground Safety Surface Installations.” ASET Services recently field tested a playground for the Wheaton Illinois Park Department. Their specification is what ASET calls a ‘True Performance Specification,’ or … Continued

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Sports Testing 103: Vertical Deformation


August 5, 2016 0 comments Technical

This is from a series of publications on LinkedIn.com. The third property I want to introduce in this series is Vertical Deformation. This article outlines the methods and calculations used to evaluate the Vertical Deformation property of a sports surface. … Continued

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Ground Reaction Forces- Fundamentals


July 8, 2016 0 comments Technical

If you want to learn more about how current lower extremity based tests such as force reduction and vertical deformation components of  DIN 18032-2, EN 14904, ASTM F2772 relate to athletes a good starting point is understanding some of the … Continued

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Sports Testing 202: Vertical Ball Rebound Requirements and Considerations


June 30, 2016 0 comments Technical

Note: This post was first published on LinkedIn™ . I chose to write this article before completing the introductory series on sport surface testing because ball rebound or dead-spots are the number one reason ASET Services conducts field testing on … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing 102: Vertical Ball Rebound


June 3, 2016 0 comments Technical

This is the second article in a series that will explain the most commonly used methods to evaluate sport surfaces. This article outlines the methods used to evaluate the Vertical Ball Rebound properties of a sport surface.This method is valid … Continued

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Sports Surface Testing 101: Force Reduction


May 23, 2016 0 comments Technical

This is the first article in a series that will explain the most commonly used methods to evaluate sport surfaces. This article outlines the methods used to evaluate the Force Reduction properties of a sport surface. The method is non-destructive … Continued

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