The sport fields for outdoor sports, are made in clay courts, natural grass or artificial turf. Professional players have tried all kinds of fields and confirmed that the best playing field is made in natural grass because it is easier to control the ball after each bounce and provides a fresh playing surface that offers greater comfort for athletes and spectators.
At the same time the field in natural turf is safer for players because the foot of the player interacts better with the natural grass and in case of a fall the natural grass is much less abrasive than the other two types of sport playing surfaces.
However, natural grass requires high maintenance for a number of hours of game limited and after a certain number of hours of play the natural grass gives way and forms dangerous divots to the growth layer. The presence of numerous divots and the increased demand for more hours of play for each field has forced most investors to move towards the synthetic turf to reduce also the maintenance.
Nevertheless, even today, the natural grass fields are cultivated in the ground and only those for professionals are made sand based growth mediums to increase the drainage of water and avoid abandon matches in the event of heavy rainfall.
The number of new fields is increasing every day and the majority are still made on natural grass sown on natural soil meanwhile those in artificial turf are about 10-15% depending on the market.
The methods of modern construction of natural grass fields involving the use of sand based substrates for the realization of high quality fields. Over the past 30 years, some have developed several methods with the application of synthetic materials for reinforcing the natural grass:using fibers or small nets mixed in the sand based substrate or with the use of synthetic turf with partially biodegradable backing or simply by the use of synthetic fibers implanted up to 20 cm deep into the sand layer, increasing the stability of the sand and in some cases the number of hours of play with good quality standards. Very often, however, was necessary to make many compromises on the conditions of the natural grass growth and consequently on the maintenance and on the duration of the system, increasing significantly the costs for the construction and for maintenance without meeting the requirements of the market to reach the real number of use of most of the clubs. In fact, these technologies have so far been reserved primarily for professionals that may have a high budget.
By studying all these systems we understand all the advantages and their limitations. Thinking out of the schemes, we tried to develop an innovative hybrid turf system of mixed natural and synthetic grass that could meet the needs of the market for a high number of hours of play, improving the conditions of growth of the natural grass to reach an excellent quality standard in very short time using the summer break in a simple but functional way with low budget.
Developing the hybrid turf PowerGrass we took the best of both worlds of natural grass and synthetic turf. It is an innovative patented concept because you can practice the sport in a hybrid turf with all the advantages of natural grass and in areas where there is eccess of foot traffic the synthetic turf emerges and supports the game activity until the next pause for maintenance.
The hybrid turf PowerGrass has all the requirements to meet the number of actual hours of most professionals and amateur club because it offers better growing conditions and really reinforces the natural grass. It has an lifespan estimated over 20 years with regular, simple and low maintenance.
The PowerGrass has already set a new market standard never seen before in the industry worldwide:
The hybrid turf PowerGrass raised quality standards, is a real alternative to entirely synthetic grass and established a new concept of hybrid turf because: as the automotive industry is accepted as a hybrid vehicle that uses two different energy sources, in sport, from now on, you can consider a system of hybrid grass that one where is possible to play on both playing surfaces: on natural grass reinforced or simply on synthetic turf, which also corresponds to the market demand.
The market is moving towards hybrid turf and that is why FIFA has decided to undertake a process of experimentation with the four Football associations of the United Kingdom. In this context, we propose a course of development by making a gradual upgrade of all the playing sport surface in the market by setting a new operating model to monitor the quality of the playing surface.
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The hybrid turf PowerGrass with natural grass
The natural grass in full growth in the hybrid turf PowerGrass covers the grass and protects it from the sun's UV rays.
The hybrid turf PowerGrass offers a playing surface even without the natural grass. The synthetic fibers are well locjed up on the backing, so if natural grass is damaged for any reason, it can be reseeded to restore the original state of the turf during the break. Observe the comparison with an old hybrid system in which the fastening of the synthetic fibers to the horizontal support is not adequate; when the natural grass gives way, even the artificial grass fibers are removed away from the player together with the natural grass sod. Considering the definition conventionally accepted, only PowerGrass is considered hybrid turf because it offers always a playable surface.
Better growth in PowerGrass
It’s incredible but true that natural grass grows better and uniformly in PowerGrass. Foundation Minoprio, early spring 2013.
The growth of natural grass in the sand based medium with USGA standards, without artificial grass
The growth of natural grass in the witness plot made with a mixture of 80% sand and 20% blond peat grows slowly as expected. Minoprio Foundation, early spring 2013.
The growth of natural grass in the sand based medium mix of sand and Geofill PG, with the second-generation artificial grass for PowerGrass
The growth of natural grass in the sand based medium mix of 50% sand and 50% Geofill PG grows faster and better and it was a wonderful surprise. Minoprio Foundation, early spring 2013.
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Roots under artificial grass
If roots grow through even during winter time it's because the root zone is warmer thanks to Geofill PG.
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POWERgrass hybrid turf field
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