Shock Attenuation testing in Smyrna, Delaware
All artificial and natural playing surfaces should undergo a gmax and HIC test to ensure they aren’t exposing players to excessive risk of sustaining impact related injuries.
Surface Performance use a specialist ASTM F355 A-Missile Measurement Tester to calculate the gmax rating. There is a accelerometer inside the 20lb missile, upon impact it measures the impact attenuation of the playing surface. Put simply, this measures the force absorbed by the surface and what is transferred back to the player.
If a surface is too hard (+200g’s) it may be returning excessive forces upon the users.
To contact Surface Performance’s Delaware team regarding gmax and HIC testing in Smyrna you can use the form below.