3g surface gmax testing in Bloomfield, Connecticut
To ensure your artificial pitch is safe for use it should have gmax testing carried out to ASTM Standard F1936. If a surface is too hard (+200g’s) it will return excessive force upon the players. You can schedule a gmax test in Bloomfield, Connecticut here.
Surface Performance use a specialist ASTM F355 A-Missile Measurement Tester to calculate the gmax rating. There is a accelerometer inside the 20lb missile, upon impact it measures the impact attenuation of the playing surface. Put simply, this measures the force absorbed by the surface and what is transferred back to the player.
Gmax testing should be carried out at least once per year to effectively monitor and maintain player safety and surface conditions.