Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Artificial Soccer Field

One of the revolutions in sports technology is surely non other than artificial soccer field turfs. Well, artificial soccer turfs have been around for quite some time, but no serious use has been taken up until later in the 21st century.
The reason behind this delay were the initial flaws that the first turfs had, such as hard rough layers, sloppy or matted surfaces, which would not allow for smooth movement of neither players nor the balls. As soccer is a rough game, players would often suffer serious injuries while playing as the surfaces were not skin friendly and caused joint injuries along with ailments of turf toes and turf burns. Sometimes the injuries caused were quite serious enough to have the player quit playing the game. It was also found that injuries ratios on artificial grass were more than those suffered on natural grass.