New England Turf Management gmax testing for synthetic sports fields measures impact attenuation. Giving you confidence that your field is ready for safe play! Safety is a primary concern for any athlete playing a sport. Just like athletes take measures to protect themselves with helmets, padding, eye protection or mouth guards, it’s equally as important to create a safe playing surface.
GMAX is a unit of measurement that quantifies the hardness of a surface. The higher the GMAX of a playing surface, the harder, and more dangerous, it is. For example, GMAX of 200 or over is considered to be dangerous for athletes. In fact, industry standards specify that synthetic turf fields should stay at, or below, a GMAX of 165. The hardness of an athletic field is crucial to safety. Over 10 percent of concussions sustained during athletic competition are caused by contact between an athlete’s head and the playing surface. When you maintain a field with a high GMAX score, it increases the likelihood of concussions
There are a number of different activities that use impact testing to verify that the impact safety measures are sufficient. Above are just some of the ones we perform at NETM.
Our specially trained Synthetic Turf Care Team at NETM will analyze and maintain turf installations. Our crews work on your turf fields - and they are the only ones to trust to make sure you get the most out of your field.