Trimming Selvedge from Foam Backed Product

When trimming the selvedge on a foam backed product you will need some tools to help you complete this.  You will need a:

  • carpet knife or slide knife.
  • replaceable blades.
  • T-shaped Hex key (3/32” or 6 mm)

Unroll the foam backed synthetic turf face up.  Starting at the edge of the roll at the selvedge you will find the stitch rows.  From the selvedge, count in 2 stitch rows.  Starting at the edge of the roll, take your T-shaped hex key and place it between the second and the third stitch row.  Start pushing the hex key through the length of the stitch roll so that it separates the fibers of the second and third tuft row.  You may need to do this several times before you get a good separation of the tuft rows.

After the tuft rows have been separated you will see a definitive line. Take your carpet knife with a new blade and start cutting between the 2nd and 3rd tufted rows.  It is important that you try and maintain a straight cut along these separated tuft rows.  Keep your replaceable blades handy and keep a sharp one in your knife. This will help you maintain a straight cut. Remember to always dispose of used blades in an appropriate container.

Need AIA Credits? Remember Sporturf!

We introduced our newest AIA course last year and thought we would bring it up again incase any of our fellow architects hadn’t had time to check it out! We are continiuing to offer this course for AIA credits. Please reach out to our corporate office or your local Regional Account Manager to set up a presentation.

AIA CES Course: Synthetic Turf Then & Now

Course Number-ST2019.

This is a 200-level course that allows Sporturf to offer highly requested Learning Units (LU) and requires an in-person presentation by our sales team.

With our new level to course you earn 1 LU.

We look forward to meeting you and educating your team on the history, technological advances and varying applications of synthetic turf.

Please contact your respective Regional Account Manager to set up your in-person presentation today.

Dustin Loggins

Midwest Regional Account Manager
(706) 508-2526 dustinloggins@sporturf.com

Hunter Pratt

Gulf Coast Regional Account Manager
(706) 980-8915 hunterpratt@sporturf.com

Demond Moore

Southeast Regional Account Manager
706-913-5033 demondmoore@sporturf.com

Mac Clark

Northwest Regional Account Manager

Greg Holloway

Southwestern Regional Account Manager
706-671-0029 gregholloway@sporturf.com

UAB Upgrades Facility With Sporturf

Product: Fast Grass AT740 5mm

Dealer/Installer: RS Sport Surfaces

Location: University of Alabama-Birmingham  Birmingham, AL

Date: Fall 2019

Sporturf dealer RS Sport Surfaces worked with the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) to install Sporturf’s Fast Grass AT740 in their indoor training area. The turf included custom logo work, hash marks and five different colors. UAB needed a strong and durable product that could withstand daily training sessions that included not only college athletes but also extensive equipment use.

About Fast Grass AT740

This non-rubber infilled turf has all the advantages of previous generations and perform even higher in wear and resistance tests. The blend of nylon and polyethylene is an almost perfect 50/50 combination. This gives you the true ball roll of a traditional nylon field, with the softness of the new generation rubber-filled turf. No rubber infill makes maintenance easier and means there will be no messy crumb rubber dragged throughout your space. These systems can also be portable with added 4” or 8” Velcro.

 

About RS Sport Surfaces

RS Sports Surfaces specializes in providing high-quality, safe surfaces for every type of athlete. Their floors work in concert with the athletes’ bodies to improve training performance and help reduce injuries. From high-level collegiate weight rooms and recreation centers to basic home gyms, they equip all types of facilities all over the southeastern US with Ecore Athletic flooring. Their turn key flooring service is second to none.

 

Check out the Facility Designer on the Sporturf Website

 

The Sporturf Facility Designer can be used to design a customized training area for your facility.

First set the turf color and outer dimensions, then add hash lines, ladders, and agility dots. Upload your logo (a PNG file with transparent background works best) and drag-and-drop it into place. Your logo can be rotated and scaled to the desired size.

Finally, fill out the Contact Information section and submit the design. An email with a link to the design PDF file will be sent to you and you will be assigned an Account Manager! Test our facility designer today!

 

Sporturf Ice Removal and Winterizing Tips

Turf is fine in the ice and cold, however you still need to know how to treat it and effectively remove snow and ice.

Snow and Ice Removal

SNOW AND ICE ARE NOT HAMRFUL TO ARTIFICAL TURF and generally should be left to melt system without assistance. At times, however, it is necessary to remove snow or ice to make the designated area ready to be used for whatever use you may need it for. The working principle for removing snow is to reduce the likelihood of new snow buildup and will reduce the risk of ice from its cold winds whipping across a damp, newly cleared surface. Because ice removal is more difficult, the prevention of ice buildup is important.

Use caution when using a sidewalk deicer that contains chloride around your synthetic turf. Chloride has characteristics that breakdown the UV protection of the product.  This could cause discoloration and a breakdown in the fibers.  We recommend using a deicing product that contains Calcium magnesium acetate (CMA).  CMA has a PH level around 6 which is about the same as tap water.  Because it is less corrosive, it does not cause a breakdown of the sidewalk itself and has a minimal effect on the environment.

Visit Sporturf at the AB Show!

Come visit us at booth 637 #abshow2019 in Orlando to@learn about the best synthetic turf on the market for speed and agility training! Just ask @scottpanchik @twooodley @bsmit13

Discover What’s Possible For You at AB Show

Quality and quantity — AB Show brings both together with 2,300+ facility and program managers from around the world. These decision-makers come to AB Show every year to learn new solutions from industry leaders, find new products and services and build community.


Because we know the unique challenges you face everyday, we bring in industry leaders from around the world who offer a diverse scope of knowledge and expertise, ready to share their solutions with you in 125+ educational sessions.

With everything from the most innovative products and latest industry advancements to the basic essentials needed for day-to-day operations, our show floor has everything you need to manage and equip your programs and facilities.

From the golf course to the dance floor, our special events are designed to build community and facilitate relationships amongst our attendees.

 

Schedule

Pre-conference workshops and tours will take place Wednesday, Nov. 13. The conference will take place Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 14-16. The trade show will be open Nov. 14-15.


 

Wednesday, Nov. 13

7:30am-5:00pm – AB Tours and Preconference Workshops

 

Thursday, Nov. 14

8:00am-10:45am – Seminars

10:55am-12:00pm – Keynote: Lou Holtz

4:30pm-5:45pm – Seminars

 

Friday, Nov. 15

8:30am-11:15am – Seminars

11:30am-12:30pm – Keynote: Bonnie St. John

4:00pm-5:15pm – Seminars

 

Saturday, Nov. 16

8:30am-11:15am – Seminars

8:00am-6:00pm – Zumba Basic 1 Training (requires separate registration)

8:00am-6:00pm – STRONG By Zumba Training (requires separate registration)

Don’t forget about Sporturfs Newest AIA Course!

We introduced our newest AIA course in the spring and thought we would bring it up again incase any of our fellow architects hadn’t had time to check it out!

This year Sporturf launched our newest AIA CES Course: Synthetic Turf Then & Now

Course Number-ST2019.

This is a 200-level course that allows Sporturf to offer highly requested Learning Units (LU) and requires an in-person presentation by our sales team.

With our new level to course you earn 1 LU.

We look forward to meeting you and educating your team on the history, technological advances and varying applications of synthetic turf.

Please contact your respective Regional Account Manager to set up your in-person presentation today.

Dustin Loggins

Midwest Regional Account Manager
(706) 508-2526 dustinloggins@sporturf.com

Hunter Pratt

Gulf Coast Regional Account Manager
(706) 980-8915 hunterpratt@sporturf.com

Demond Moore

Southeast Regional Account Manager
706-913-5033 demondmoore@sporturf.com

Mac Clark

Northwest Regional Account Manager

Greg Holloway

Southwestern Regional Account Manager
706-671-0029 gregholloway@sporturf.com

Do You Know About G-Max?

G-Max is important to consider when installing an athletic surface for athletes.

A field’s level of shock absorbency is tested by using a unit of measurement called the g-max, where one “g” represents a single unit of gravity. The peak acceleration reached upon impact of two objects, such a football player and the synthetic turf surface, is the maximum number of g’s a field is able to absorb.

A field with a higher g-max level loses its ability to absorb the force — and places more impact on the athlete during a collision, while a surface with a lower g-max absorbs more force, lessening the impact to the athlete. Using ASTM F1936 test method, g-max readings shall not exceed 200 at each test point. With proper maintenance, a synthetic turf field should have a g-max of well below 200. The g-max guideline in the STC’s Guidelines for Synthetic Turf Performance is “below 165” for the life of the synthetic turf field.

Texas Premier Childcare

Location: Amarillo, Texas

Dealer/Installer : Platinum Turf Group

Installation Type: Indoor Childcare Facility

Products Used: Fast Grass AT740 w/ 5mm foam; Combat Turf w/ 5mm foam

Logo Size: 12’ x 12’

Installation Date: July 2019

 

Recently Platinum Turf Group worked with our Gulf Coast Account Manager Hunter Pratt on installing synthetic turf at Texas Premier Childcare. They chose Sporturf AT740 and Combat Turf for their facility that included custom logo work. They even complimented the turf with miniature field goals and basketball goals. This allows the children a safe space to run and play out of the heat of the Texas sun. Daycares and schools love our turf and appreciate its extended use over many applications.

Features:

  • Added foam pad helps with shock from training
  • Most durable non infill product on the market 

About Platinum Turf Group

OUR MISSION: At Platinum Turf Group, our mission is simple: First, listen to the client and then do everything in our power to exceed their expectations.

At Platinum Turf, we understand the expectations of all our customers and like Platinum, they expect High-Quality every time. Platinum Turf Group offers services to support commercial, residential, pet areas, athletic fields, golf/putting greens, roof tops and much more. No matter the size of project, the process always starts with the dreams and desires of the client and ends with our team proudly over delivering to the client’s expectations! Platinum Turf Group also realizes that we are only as good as the products we select. Our products are developed by dedicated research and development professionals that are committed to making products of only the highest quality. The products we use will provide the superior image of natural grass and performance characteristics that deliver extreme durability.

Jefferson County High School

Recently Jefferson County High School in Tennessee worked with Baseline Sports Construction, LLC and Sporturf to install a brand new PowerHouse synthetic turf field. The Patriots chose PowerHouse 46 and installed over 99,000 square feet including an AquaFab customized logo.

Baseline Sports Construction, LLC began surfacing tennis courts in 1982 as Empire Recreational Surfaces, and grew into a full service recreational contracting company providing a wide-range of services such as tennis court construction, running track construction, indoor sports facility construction, and synthetic turf construction.

Baseline serves the southeastern region and is a licensed contractor in the states of Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Virginia, and West Virginia.  Our services have grown to include consulting on recreational facility construction outside our geographic area as well as full service construction work throughout the Southeast.

PowerHouse is one of our most advanced system designs that provides high resilience and increased comfort and safety. The series is made up of some of the most proven and durable fibers in the world. PowerHouse truly is a workhorse and will withstand the rigors of wear and tear for many years.

Features:

  • Dual Parallel Slit Film

Applications:

  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer

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