Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Artificial Football Turf

Artificial turf has been in the sports field for more than 40 years now, since its invention in 1960. It has suffered rejections and banishment, but it has also made its way back to the fields. The initial turf that was used in football fields were in the 1980s, in England. However, they were banned because of the rough surface, which causes players to have carpet burns and also serious joint injuries. Many football teams later also applied the artificial turfs to their fields as, but unfortunately it showed a bad performance, as players couldn’t keep a strong hold and there was no smooth movement that was needed.