Media & Technology: Equipment
Synthetic Turf Manufacturers Advance Field Cooling Solutions
by Emily Attwood August 2012
Global warming debates aside, this summer was hot. And dry. By mid-July, 64 percent of the country was suffering from drought conditions, the worst since the 1950s.
Five Questions to Ask When Purchasing Fitness Equipment
by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein June 2012
After years of trying out new fitness equipment, weighing the many options out there and regularly pulling the trigger on breathtakingly high-priced purchases, we feel like we have a handle on the process.
Shock Pads Make Bigger Impact in the Synthetic Turf Industry
by Michael Popke April 2012
One of the more popular seminars attended by industry professionals at the Synthetic Turf Council's March Spring Membership Meeting in Las Vegas didn't boast a sexy name or even a call to action.
Philadelphia Eagles and University of North Texas Invest in Wind Turbines
by Paul Steinbach June 2011
In 2003, the year Lincoln Financial Field opened, Philadelphia Eagles employees were given blue recycling bins to slide under their desks.
Inventors: We've Developed Safer Hockey Helmets
by Michael Popke March 2011
A Toronto-based forensic engineer has developed what he claims is a better hockey helmet - one that uses "air bag" technology to dissipate sudden jolts of force and reduce the G-force on brains floating inside skulls.
New Helmet Prototype Introduced to Protect Pitchers
by Michael Popke March 2011
Easton-Bell Sports CEO Paul Harrington joined representatives from Little League International and the California Interscholastic Federation on Monday to unveil a new helmet prototype designed to help protect pitchers on the mound. "With our pitching helmet prototype, we have redefined what is possible and launched a new era of protection for baseball pitchers," Harrington said from the manufacturer's new Helmet Technology Center in Scotts Valley, Calif.
Biometrics Becoming Popular for Access Control at Rec Facilities
by Nicholas Brown February 2011
The very word biometrics tends to evoke scenes from sci-fi movies or thoughts of political intrigue. Despite that cachet, biometrics has evolved into a rather practical tool in access control.
Notre Dame's Fatal Scissor Lift Accident Shakes Collegiate Sports Video Community
by Paul Steinbach November 2010
By all accounts, Declan Sullivan loved his job as a student videographer for the University of Notre Dame football program. But he also recognized the risks. Before going to work Oct. 27, a day that saw extreme high winds whip through South Bend, Ind., the 20-year-old tweeted, "I guess I've lived long enough." Once aloft on a 50-foot scissor lift, with wind gusts exceeding 50 miles per hour, genuine panic ensued. "This is terrifying," Sullivan typed.
Low Tech Still Rules in Sustainable Rec Center Design
by Andrew Cohen September 2010
Low tech still rules in sustainable rec center design, but the time seems ripe for certain innovations to begin infiltrating the market.
Technology Tweaks Make it Easy for Gyms to Accommodate Activities
by Paul Steinbach September 2010
New tweaks to familiar technologies are making it easier for gyms to accommodate virtually any combination of activities.