Field hockey





In field hockey, shock absorption provides players comfort while they are running on the pitch. There are two types of synthetic turf which are common practice in field hockey pitches: non-filled (high end pitches) and sand filled turf (low end pitches).

The non-filled or water based type of turf (because it has to be watered before play) is very dense and gives a moderate shock absorption of approximately 40%. This shock absorption will slightly decrease over time. Adding a soft shock pad will give to much shock absorption, so a stiff shock pad is needed. The ProPlay-Sport15/215 for example, will increase the shock absorption above 60% and stays like that over time.

The sand filled type of turf gives a shock absorption of approximately 20%, which is low. Due to the sand infill, which will compact over time, the surface becomes stiff. This type of turf needs a softer shock pad. The ProPlay-Sport17 for example, will increase the shock absorption to above 60% and prevents the sand infill from compacting.

Sand filled turf

Product specs ProPlay-Sport15-215 Product specs ProPlay-Sport17



Non-filled turf (water-based)

Product specs ProPlay-Sport15-215 Product specs ProPlay-Sport15-215



Pitch renovation
The extremely stiff shock pad ProPlay-Sport15 can be used for renovation of field hockey pitches with a dynamic sub-base (for example lava-rubber). This makes an expensive replacement of the sub-base unnecessary.

Product suited for synthetic turf hockey pitches are: