What is a dead-spot on a basketball court?

By: Paul W Elliott, PhD, PE Before discussing dead-spots, I want to briefly address field performance. If an architect, or owner, is concerned about the performance of individual installations, the specification must clearly state the performance levels that will be delivered and considered acceptable. Current North American specifications are vague and never state that the […]

Sports Testing 202: Vertical Ball Rebound Requirements and Considerations

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 indoor courts. While I’m trying to keep these posts direct and brief this is a […]

Sports Surface Testing 102: Vertical Ball Rebound

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 in both laboratory and field settings. It is utilized for the sports of basketball, field […]

DIN 180320-2, MFMA PUR ™, ASTM F2772 & EN 14904 Field Testing

This is a short post about our experience of field testing eight newly installed floors.  These floors were specified to meet DIN 18032-2, and the owner/architect took the extra step of requiring that they deliver these performance levels to their installations, by requiring the installations  met many of the requirements in DIN 18032-2 (2001). Background: […]