PERFORMANCE AND SAFETY AT THE ELITE LEVEL
PowerBase PRO™ is a precisely tuned pad designed to reduce the likelihood of impact injuries in bigger athletes like those found in the NCAA and NFL. It’s slightly stiffer than PowerBase YSR™ but still provides the GMax, HIC, and underfoot stiffness of quality natural grass.
What’s the secret?
Artificial turf infill hardens over time because the infill compacts, but a cushioning layer can help prevent infill compaction. However, the cushioning layer should be tuned for the player. The bigger the athlete, the stiffer the shock pad should be. Adding PowerBase Pro™ to your field does not result in a field that is soft or slow since we tuned it to only compress during falls. As a result, you get the best of both worlds – fast to play on, safer to land on.
Brock PowerBase PRO™ is both a vertical and lateral drainage system. The vertical permeability of PRO is greater than the artificial turf itself, ensuring a dry pitch surface and maximum carpet stability. The continuous drainage channels provide a fully functional horizontal drainage system that moves water efficiently to perimeter drains and gets the field back to playability fast. Simply put, the Brock drainage system has never failed.
A stairstep edge supports the artificial turf and prevents gaps from shadowing on the field.
Clean smooth drain channels move water effectively off the field.
Conical piston shape reacts dynamically to variable running loads for a more natural feel of play.
Controlled tolerance for easy installation.
4mm crush ribs regulate thermal expansion; Accommodates 130-degree change in temperature.
Continuous water flows between panels.
Millions of drain holes on every field line up with channels on the bottom of each pad.
Bidirectional drainage channels transmit water to the nearest collector.
CU Boulder Indoor Practice Field with Brock PowerBase Pro™
WHY SHOULD I USE POWERBASE PRO?
A. REPLACING AN OLD, HARD SYNTHETIC TURF FIELD where your athletes are predominantly over 250 lbs. Many NCAA schools choose PRO to give their athletes the optimal stiffness, speed, and safety. Also installed in many NFL practice facilities. Contact Brock USA for a list of references.
B.Building a new artificial turf field at the elite level.
25 year warranty for durability, Gmax guarantee <120 for life of the field. Contact Brock USA for a copy of the warranty.
What makes it different than PowerBase YSR?
PowerBase PRO is specifically engineered for larger athletes (professional and college-level football players). We studied the scaling principle and realized that professional and top collegiate football players produced forces much greater than youth athletes, and therefore needed a surface engineered specifically for them. We were able to manufacture a denser and firmer product than PowerBase YSR, so it can remain firm to run on while still absorbing the forces of these larger athletes.
What’s it made out of -it looks like Styrofoam?
All our Brock shock pads are made from expanded polypropylene (EPP). EPP is an extremely durable product that gives our shock pads the perfect balance of safety, durability, and performance. The only thing that negatively affects EPP is long exposure to UV, and since it’s buried under your turf, it’s never exposed to the sun.
Does it drain?
Yes, PowerBase YSR actually has more and larger perforations than the synthetic turf that sits on top. It can handle all the water that drains through the turf, and it can get rid of it quicker. Independent testing shows that PowerBase YSR drains at over 500”/hour!
Can you drive on it?
Yes, our PowerBase YSR Warranty allows for load limits that far exceed most turf manufacturer load limits. Additionally, as long as you protect the field with a rigid field protection system, you can host other events, such as concerts and graduations.
How does it handle expansion and contraction in hot/cold climates?
Every PowerBase YSR panel is engineered to withstand the extreme conditions of all climates. Each panel has expansion crush ribs built in to absorb the force of expansion of the panels. Because it is made of one material, we know exactly how much it will expand and contract in the most extreme weather conditions, which is factored into the manufacturing of each panel.
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