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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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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 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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