BIO-MECHNAICAL PROPERTIES FOR SAFETY AND PEFORMANCE
The design of the FieldTurf original wide gauge, tall pile fabric, is radically different from all other artificial turf systems.
The distance between the rows of fibers tufted into the backing is very wide, and related directly to the height of the pile fibers. Why is this so important? The taller the pile, the wider the distance between the fibers. This patented formula means the special filling or "synthetic earth" that is layered into the pile fibers is carefully controlled in terms of weight, density and thickness.
There are ten pounds of infill per square foot compared to less than half of that for any other infilled turf company in the industry. Why is this so important? The designers at FieldTurf discovered that the only way to truly emulate natural grass is to combine all these elements into an integrated system.
The tall pile, wide gauge design, and increased infill mass allows cleated shoes to penetrate the fibers, plant into the special sand/rubber infill, twist easily and release (with minimal torsional resistance).
This design accounts for the documented reduction in lower extremity injuries and significantly reduced neural injuries of players who compete on FieldTurf, even compared to natural grass!