UNSTABLE SURFACE AND NOTICEABLE DIVOTS?

UNSTABLE SURFACE AND NOTICEABLE DIVOTS?

COLD/ HOT WEATHER

An unstable surface is often caused by grass roots. Within the playing season, sometimes the temperature drops or rises out of the average range, causing surface instability and divots. In a regular season, stadiums located in the middle and northern parts of Europe have mild temperatures. With today's disrupted climate, the weather is unpredictable, and temperatures suddenly shift. A few chilly nights or hot summer days are enough to cause the natural grass roots to shrink and weaken; that means the surface easily breaks under pressure, producing divots. An unstable surface increases the chances of player injuries and can even lead to tournament cancelation. Grass roots grow and recover under the right weather conditions. However, outside the ideal solar radiation levels and temperatures, climatic pressure causes grass roots to shrink. This leads to a deterioration in the roots’ ability to stabilize the soil and causes a reduction in traction, stability and player safety. After a few days of extreme hot or cold temperatures, the grass turns yellow due to lack of moisture and the leaf starts to fall. After several days, the grass roots die.

GRASSMASTER NOT ONLY PROLONGED OUR PLAYING SEASON, IT HAS ALSO REDUCED THE INJURIES CAUSED BY UNSTABLE SURFACES.

GRASSMASTER

GrassMaster solves this problem by reinforcing the grass's roots. GrassMaster's polypropylene fibers are stitched into the subbase, then the pitch is seeded. Gradually, the natural grass starts twisting and crawling around the fibers to form a 100% natural grass surface. A second method consists of seeding the pitch first, up to two weeks before stitching. Alternatively, if time constraints are important, GrassMaster fibers can also be stitched into sods. This way, the pitch can be ready within a few days. The patented, high-performance GrassMaster fibers support the grass’s roots, stabilizing the surface. They create a firm and even surface that prevents the creation of divots. The pitch then becomes optimal for ball roll and bounce, thus enhancing the players' performance. Risk of injuries is reduced when players slide, turn and jump.

GRASSMASTER OFFERS PLAYERS AN OPTIMUM TRACTION LEVEL ALL YEAR LONG

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