ball-roll-testingWhat is Ball Roll Testing?

Ball Roll Testing measures how far the ball rolls on synthetic grass compared to natural grass.

The distance the ball rolls is directly related to the speed of the synthetic turf. The test is performed in accordance to ASTM standards and the results are compared to the Synthetic Turf Council performance guidelines for the type of field being tested.

Why Should You Perform this Test?

Often times, synthetic turf fields can begin to “lay over” and become compacted with age resulting in a longer, faster ball roll than preferred.  This test can identify this condition and alert the owner that the field requires better maintenance to avoid worsening the problem or that possibly the field is nearing the end of its life.

What Type of Fields Benefit Most from This Test?

Ball Roll Testing is particularly important for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, and softball fields

vertical-rebound-testingWhat is Vertical Ball Rebound Testing?

Vertical Ball Rebound Testing measures how high the ball bounces when falling vertically onto a synthetic turf field. The test is performed in accordance to ASTM standards and the results are compared to the Synthetic Turf Council performance guidelines for the type of field being tested.  Vertical rebound is an important characteristic to monitor as the synthetic turf field ages.

Why Should You Perform this Test?

Often times, synthetic turf fields can begin to “lay over” and become compacted with age resulting in a higher rebound than preferred.  This test can identify this condition and alert the owner that the field requires better maintenance to avoid worsening the problem or that possibly the field is nearing the end of its life.

What Type of Fields Benefit Most from This Test?

Vertical Ball Rebound Testing is particularly important for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball, and softball fields.