ASTM F355 Gmax testing in Gadsden, Alabama
Gmax testing in Gadsen, Albama is recognised throughout the USA and should be carried out annually to ensure the safety of players. Gmax testing also gives a good indication of how the surface is performing and whether the maintenance could be changed/tweaked.
Gmax testing measures the magnitude of force on the surface during impact. Surfaces with high Gmax results are harder surfaces, therefore absorb less force – subsequently there is more force for the player to absorb upon impact, increasing the risk of injury/concussion is increased. To be deemed safe, pitches must have a Gmax reading between 165g-200g as per ASTM F355.