SportsEdge releases ShockWave turf underlayment in US

SportsEdge, a division of ABT, has released the new ShockWave drainage and shock underlayment pads for synthetic turf. SportsEdge has partnered with EnPlast Technologies of Houston to exclusively offer these products in the US and Canada for athletic field applications. ShockWave offers drainage and shock attenuation performance that exceeds current pad offerings in the market with only half the thickness of comparable products at very competitive prices.

ShockWave is a thermoset elastomer-polyolefin composite made in the US. It is manufactured from 80% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable. Drainage, sports performance and safety tests show that ShockWave exceeds ASTM and FIFA requirements for high school, college and professional fields. Shockwave is produced in rolls that transverse the full width of the field, no matter the width. And unlike other roll goods, ShockWave “lays flat and stays flat” due to its low profile and high density.

“We are very excited to partner with SportsEdge, a leading marketer of athletic field solutions and drainage systems. The En-Plast advance pad technology fits perfectly into their market strategy and complements their offerings.” Giovanni Capra –President, En-Plast

“The excellent performance features of the ShockWave pad will serve the industry and public well. ShockWave brings big performance in a small package, a testament to the innovative design. We are thrilled to be part of this growing industry with En-Plast as a partner” Ralph Brafford – CEO, SportsEdge

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ShockWave is State of the Art Technology in Drainage and Impact Attenuation for synthetic turf. Proudly Made in the USA from Polyethylene encapsulated SBR granules; ShockWave provides superior impact attenuation and excellent drainage. With a single product, ShockWave reduces both the cost of material and installation.

Rapid Drainage with Superior Permeability and Transmissivity

  • Horizontal Drainage Applications: ShockWave™ without Vertical Drain Holes

ShockWave is specifically designed to remove water from the field; a virtual flat pipe directly under your synthetic turf surface. Manufactured with built in lateral channels, ShockWave easily drains the most severe rainfall event. Rainwater that passes through the turf enters the ShockWave™ Drainage Channels. These channels are oriented down the cross slope toward the sidelines.

  • Vertical Drainage Applications: ShockWave™ with Vertical Drain Holes

ShockWave™ Drainage/Shock Pad is also the best choice for traditional vertical drainage designs for synthetic turf fields. ShockWave can be manufactured with vertical drainage capabilities to exceed any application. Rainwater passes through the synthetic turf and then through the ShockWave™ vertical drainage holes into the stone drainage layer. Even in vertical drainage applications, the horizontal drain channels can carry any excess water toward the sidelines where it can drain directly into the edge collector.

Exceptional G-Max Attenuation

ShockWave will enhance any synthetic turf system, providing a shock attenuation layer (Gmax) directly under the turf surface. Test data shows that using Shockwave on any turf system will result in an improved G-MAX throughout the lifecycle of the field and uniform shock absorption.

Innovative Junction System

Patented Locking System that allows each panel to be locked together, creating a monolithic structure over the subgrade.

Cost Saving Replacement to Natural Materials

ShockWave can eliminate the need for stone drainage layers, substantially reducing the need for excavation, removal and the replacement of aggregate or soil.

Environmentally Friendly

ShockWave contains 82% of End of Life Tires and is recyclable. ShockWave is ionically bound and there is no leaching, the average sports field with ShockWave uses the equivalent of 10,000 tires!