STP Published: 1990

Natural and Artificial Playing Fields: Characteristics and Safety Features

Editor(s): Roger C. Schmidt, Earl F. Hoerner, Edward M. Milner, C. A. Morehouse

What is the ideal surface for a particular sport for both the performance and safety of the athlete? STP 1073 presents the view of designers, administrators, athletes, and sports researchers in an attempt to answer this question.

19 peer-reviewed papers cover:

• playing field standards

• surface traction

• testing and correlation to actual field experience

• state-of-the art natural and artificial surfaces.

For athletic directors, physical educators, athletic field maintenance/ground keepers, biomechanics, researchers, exercise physiologists, manufacturers of sport shoes, sports medicine practitioners, agronomists who are working in this area.

Table of Contents

RC Schmidt

AH Mittelstaedt

M Adrian, D Xu

FA Cosgrove

PM Canaway, MJ Bell, G Holmes, SW Baker

SW Baker

GA Valiant

CJ Abraham, M Newman, J Pugh, LS Shulman

RB Martin

ST Cockerham, VA Gibeault, J Van Dam, MK Leonard

JN Rogers, DV Waddington

RJ Schefsky

MJ Bregar, WW Moyer

RL Henderson, DV Waddington, CA Morehouse

JN Rogers, DV Waddington

WH Daniel

JB Beard, SI Sifers

TA Orofino, JW Leffingwell

RD Breland

EM Milner

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Developed by Committee: F08
Pages: 197
DOI: 10.1520/STP1073-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5133-8
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1296-4