A Playground Safety Surface ‘True Performance’ Specification

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 one that addresses the actual performance of the surface at the installation. I’ve copied the […]

Sports Testing 103: Vertical Deformation

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. This property is considered important in the design and selection of  of basketball, volleyball, track […]

Sports Surface Testing 101: Force Reduction

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 and is valid for both lab and field testing. Variations are used to test virtually […]