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Sports Surface Testing 106: Rolling Load

January 19, 2018 0 comments Technical

This article provides owners and architects with a review of the Rolling Load testing that is included in EN 14904, as well as the legacy standard DIN 18032-2. These rolling load tests are both designed to determine how the sport … Continued

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ASTM to Publish Standard Method for Vertical Deformation and Area Deflection (F3248)

December 18, 2017 0 comments Technical

In November 2017, the Standard Method for Determining Vertical Deformation and Area Deflection of Area Elastic, Point Elastic, Combined Elastic and Mixed Elastic Sport and Dance Surfaces was approved. The new standard will be published in early 2018 and will … Continued

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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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