A Discussion of Rotational Resistance & Traction in Artificial Turf: Part 1

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A Discussion of Rotational Resistance & Traction in Artificial Turf: Part 2

Photos by UT Center for athletic field safety. Video by FieldTurf

Research Shows Wood Infill is Safer For Athletes and Artificial Fields

Wood products have countless uses in our modern world. From furniture and flooring, to children’s toys and paper products, you are likely never more than an arm’s reach away from something made of wood. Wood is durable, renewable, and affordable, making it an excellent material for a wide range of […]

By |2023-11-01T18:19:45-06:00January 14, 2019|Athletes, BrockFill, News, Now Trending, Research, Safety, Testing|0 Comments

California Dreaming – How Verde Design and the City of San Francisco Won Over Environmentalists with Brock

Photo by Verde Design.


In 2002, members of the San Francisco Parks and Recreation Department kicked off a project with Verde Design, Inc. to install artificial turf in parks and athletic fields throughout the city and county. Although it quickly became clear that artificial turf provided numerous benefits over […]

Team Up Speak Up to Fight Concussions

A CDC report revealed almost 70% of high school athletes who experienced concussion symptoms continued to play. Of this group, 40% said their coach was not aware they might have a concussion. Athletes of all ages and levels of competition hide concussions, often citing an obligation to the team, or […]

By |2023-12-06T16:35:16-07:00August 23, 2017|Concussions, Research, Safety|0 Comments

Independent Analysis of Brock ShockPads on GMax and Vertical Deformation

There are over 12,000 artificial turf infilled systems in the United States, and more are installed every year. Synthetic sports fields are used as a substitute when natural grass is not an option. Artificial turfs provide several advantages, notably the durability to be used year-round, and play in heavy precipitation […]

Media Event: School District Paves Way For Safer Chicago Sports

Join experts in synthetic turf field design and the staff of Bremen High School District 228 on July 18th as they take people to their revolutionary new field at Bremen High School. The event will feature a presentation along with opportunities to walk out onto the newly constructed field. This […]

By |2023-10-26T15:43:44-06:00July 18, 2017|Impact, News, Research, Safety, Shock Pads, The Latest|0 Comments

Shock Pads and Lower Extremity Injuries: UT Force Plate Research

Conventional wisdom indicates that a sports surface with too much vertical deformation (softness) may result in an increase in injuries to knees and ankles. In fact, the NFL is as concerned with soft tissue injuries that can end a career as they are with concussions.

As part of Brock’s ongoing research […]

“1,100 lbs of Force Driven into the Turf” Sports Science

The popular ESPN program “Sports Science” chose to dive into the forces at work during a rugby match. What was discovered is a violent mix of possibilities that open the doors for serious injuries. There was no doubt that rugby is a hard-hitting, collision sport that demands each player […]

By |2023-11-15T12:57:56-07:00July 14, 2016|News, Research, Technology, The Latest|0 Comments
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