Synthetic Lawn Turf – 3 Reasons Why Its Safer for Your Athletes

Ask any football player who played on the synthetic turf of the 1970’s, and you’ll hear all about the neon, rug-like, hard-as-cement synthetic grass that caused a near endless array of bumps, bruises, breaks, and sprains.
Luckily, though, today’s synthetic lawn turf has come a long way. In fact, it’s actually safer for your athletes to run around on than the real thing!

How is that possible?

There are 3 big reasons:

Synthetic lawns are flatter than real grass
Even on the most manicured of sports fields, real grass has tiny peaks and valleys that can be downright dangerous. Run the wrong way, and you could wind up tripping and hurting yourself – even if you’ve got professional cleats on. Remember, even a slightly uneven surface can lead to nasty falls if you’re running at full speed or trying to zigzag your way down the field!

Luckily, synthetic lawn turf is completely flat. Since it’s made in a factory – instead of by Mother Nature – you can rest easy knowing that you’re getting a product that doesn’t have any peaks and valleys. That way, when you’re running on it at full speed, you won’t have to worry about tripping and falling.

Synthetic turf comes with infill
Made out of tiny pieces of rubber and sand, infill is used to mimic real dirt and soil. When it’s sprinkled in between the blades of your synthetic grass, it provides some extra cushioning. That way, when you get tackled, there will be a little more padding underneath you.
But the extra padding doesn’t just come from the infill itself. Infill also causes each blade of synthetic grass to stand up a little bit taller. That way, you’re running around on something that really is like real grass – instead of those old rug-like surfaces.

Synthetic lawn turf doesn’t require any “healing” time
Have you ever seen a field after a football or soccer game? Real grass gets all chewed up, and there are divots that need to be replaced. Not only is it inconvenient, but it can be dangerous for athletes who have to play on it before it’s had time to heal – like in the second game of a doubleheader.

However, with synthetic grass, that’s not an issue. Synthetic lawn turf is much more durable than the real thing, so it doesn’t need any time to “heal”. With synthetic turf, you can play as many games on it as you want to!

Bottom line – whether you’re in charge of your local professional sports stadium or your local park that’s home to Little League teams, athletes of all ages and sizes are better off running, jumping, and playing on synthetic turf!

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