Rugby requires a playing field that provides excellent biomechanical response in the player-surface interaction.
By following requirements set by the regulations, it is essential to maintain optimum shock absorption to minimize the risk of injury, particularly impacts to the head, and good vertical deformation or stability. To achieve the required values greater height is required in the artificial turf it is necessary to introduce a greater quantity of filler sand and rubber granules.
The rubber granule fillers facilitate player traction, while also minimizing the risk of injury. Incorporating an elastic base layer under the turf helps to achieve these conditions, as well as improving the system’s durability. To guarantee sports function, a good artificial turf system will be resistant and highly durable over time due to UV protection. In addition, artificial turf with firm, upright blades will enhance resistance. Mondo recommends the use of high quality systems incorporating elastic base layers, turf filaments composed of polyethylene to minimize abrasion, with heights over 65 mm, low density tufts in 5/8” gauges and filled with sand and rubber granules.
Mondo Slit-Film Series
- 50 or 60 mm slit-film fibers
- 3-layer backing system
- Option of SBR infill or Ecofill
"At St. Olaf we have two prime goals for our field project; consistent conditions, every practice and every game and the safest conditions practical. The FTS base, turf, and fill contribute to both. The FTS pad along with Eco-fill addresses our remaining safety concern. Football is always going to have player on player collisions and rules can help, but rules can't help ground strikes. We want to be able to say that everything practical for mitigation of ground strikes has been done, and with the FTS pad in place we can say that."
"Our top priority at White Bear Lake Area High School as we looked at different options for the installation of synthetic turf systems on our high school stadium field was the safety of our students during their practices and competition. Through discussions with our coaches, participants, and athletic trainer, it is clear that the FTS pad has helped create that safe playing environment!"
"The addition of the turf field in our stadium is a game changer! From increased student engagement during physical education class to the quality of practice during extra curricular activities, the new turf puts St. Charles North ahead of the game. For our physical education classes, athletics and band to have consistent practices and a playing surface is invaluable. I am certain that the turf has brought about an increase of game play and interest to our Football and Boys Soccer programs. I'm excited to see what it does for our Girls Soccer and Lacrosse programs. The turf is a rallying point for all programs SCN!"
"The turf that was installed provides an excellent playing surface. It is easy to maintain and the players enjoy playing on it. We no longer have to worry about muddy conditions or spending money to paint the field each week."
Mondoturf played a key role in our success in 2009. The number and seriousness of turf-related injuries has been significantly reduced, and our student-athletes' muscles recover much more quickly than when they played on other surfaces. We also have better practices early in the week because our athletes' legs stay fresher even after a full week of practice and a weekend game. In addition, since we installed Mondoturf, our recruiting has improved. The overall beauty of the turf attracts a lot of attention from our prospects - much more than the natural grass surface we previously had.
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