Safer Sports News


Published on October 29th, 2018 | by Josh Palubicki


Shock Pads are here to stay.  Our friends at Sports Turf Company, Inc. published this fantastic article highlighting key things parents, coaches, and athletes need to know about the fields they're playing upon. The article provides a brief history for the innovations in turf, but also highlights current safety standards and hints at future standards being written today.

Here is a brief excerpt, but we encourage you to read the entire article by following the link below.

Gmax measures the force reduction of a field. A lower Gmax reduces the likelihood of an athlete receiving a concussion from impact with the field. 
A Gmax reading above 200 means life threatening head injuries may occur. By comparison, a well maintained natural grass field may have a Gmax of around 85.
Brock USA is at the forefront of testing and design of pad systems to improve safety of synthetic turf fields. By adding a Brock pad underneath, Gmax readings stay much closer to natural grass fields. AstroTurf field systems over a pad have superior footing, are firmer for faster play, reduce incidence of concussions and ankle/leg injuries.


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Topics: Industry Releases

About the Author

Josh Palubicki

Serving as Chief Media Officer means Josh is responsible for how Brock gets all its industry knowledge out to the world. He and the marketing team at Brock produce the product and customer videos, write many of the blogs and articles, create the Website content, generate social media activity, and all the other fun stuff that encompass the Brock brand. Josh graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations and also received a Master’s of Science degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University. Josh lives in Colorado with his wife Katie and their menagerie of animals that includes 2 dogs, a three-legged cat, a fish, and ducks. They spend their weekends hiking the Rocky Mountains, kayaking, participating in triathlons, catching a movie or two, and traveling.

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