Thursday, April, 26, 2018
Product Spotlight 2018: Gymnasium Products and Indoor Surfaces
Check out these products as seen in the April 2018 issue.
Robbins Sports Surfaces
Pulastic by Robbins provides a reliable gymnasium floor that will hold up to decades of high-traffic activity. Pulastic is a seamless synthetic floor system that is extremely durable, with lasting beauty and UV color stability. The seamless feature of Pulastic flooring creates a surface that is extremely hygienic and resistant to seam failures that can occur in high-traffic areas. The resilient quality of the padded Pulastic underlayment system provides superior comfort, safety and versatility for a multipurpose space.
Spalding® is the world's largest basketball product supplier, with more than 75 percent of NCAA Division I programs using Spalding backstops. The new Spalding Arena Renegade® is like the Spalding Arena® Portable Backstops, but with improved features. Its sleek, slimmer profile provides greater audience visibility and the built-in cable channel allows for the attachment of microphones, cameras, LED boards and more. The Spalding Arena Renegade® will make its debut at the 2018 Final Four.
Mondo Advance is a durable, high-performance gymnasium and multipurpose resilient surface that exceeds coefficient-of-friction standards for improved athletic performance — perfect for basketball and volleyball. Environmentally friendly Mondo Advance flooring can withstand static and rolling loads from bleachers and chairs. The flooring is easy to maintain, fire-resistant and antibacterial and antimicrobial throughout. The vulcanized rubber will not break down or compress over time. It is 100 percent recyclable and GREENGUARD Gold-certified.
Bona's premium two-component waterborne finish SuperSport HD protects some of the most high-profile wood sport floors in the world, providing excellent chemical resistance and a tough, glossy protective coat. The fast-drying, virtually odorless finish is the most durable finish on the sport floor market. Non-yellowing, nonflammable and with low VOC, SuperSport HD is MFMA-approved and GREENGUARD Gold-certified.
Mateflex Modular Surfaces
Mateflex provides flexible modular flooring solutions with a wide range of products and installation services. Mateflex revolutionized the industry with the introduction of ProGym Plank, an authentic-looking, simulated-wood modular tile — the only tile on the market available in the shape of a wood plank. Mateflex surfaces are backed with an industry-leading, 15-year limited warranty.
InCord's Sports Netting Gym Dividers can partition gym spaces for multiple uses, adding quick and convenient versatility to a facility. With a wide array of materials and colors, InCord custom-fabricates systems of permanent, sliding or motorized retractable dividers to meet the client's needs. InCord has been the North American leader in custom sports netting solutions for more than 20 years.
Omnisports™ by Tarkett Sports is indoor flooring that meets the intense demands of today's sports and recreation environments. The complete new range of Omnisports™ indoor flooring accommodates any level of play, any budget and nearly any event. Omnisports is certified asthma- and allergy-friendly, phthalate-free and meets the ASTM F2772 standard in North America. It is an excellent gym floor for venues where a variety of sports or events might take place, such as schools, universities or community centers.
Synthetic Surfaces Inc.
NORDOT® one-part, solvent-based urethane adhesives make indoor synthetic turf and other recreational and aquatics surfaces easier to install. Ready to use and applied with minimal effort by trowel, glue box, squeegee, roller or airless spray, the product is renowned for its high "green strength" (grab), superior water-resistance and long-term durability, even on heavily used surfaces. These photos of two indoor field installations show NORDOT® Adhesive being poured and spread on 12-inch seam tape with a stand-up squeegee.
RELATED: Purchasing Guide: Gymnasium Flooring
These products originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Athletic Business, a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.
Thursday, April, 19, 2018
How to Ensure Air Quality at Indoor Aquatics Facilities
Indoor air quality is something that typically goes unnoticed — until it's bad. The reality of managing an indoor pool is that there is a high potential for the air to go very bad, resulting in a range of symptoms from moderate to severe: itchy skin, rashes, chlorine burns, eye irritation, coughing and even voice loss. Unfortunately, planning for great indoor air quality is one of the easiest things to cut in the early stages of designing and building an aquatics center.
Thursday, April, 05, 2018
The Edge Fitness Club Puts 'Gym Selfie Room' on Hold
On the first of the month, The Edge Fitness Club announced an addition to its traditional workout space: a first-of-its-kind gym selfie room at the club’s Fairfield, Conn., location.
Thursday, April, 05, 2018
New Projects: United Airlines Memorial Coliseum | Mal Moore Athletic Facility | Banc of California Stadium
Wednesday, March, 28, 2018
Golden 1 Center Again Closed Due to Protests
For the second time in as many weeks, entrances to the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center were blocked by protesters demonstrating against the police shooting of Stephon Clark.
Friday, March, 23, 2018
Sacramento Kings Owner Addresses Fans After Protests
Thursday’s game between the Sacramento Kings and the Atlanta Hawks was delayed as protesters gathered around the city to protest Sunday’s fatal shooting of 22-year-old, unarmed Stephon Clark.
Thursday, March, 22, 2018
Player Alleges ‘Sexy’ Instagram Posts Led to Dismissal
Nineteen-year-old former student-athlete Shalom Ifeanyi filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court claiming discrimination and harassment after she was allegedly dismissed from the volleyball team at the University of Cincinnati for posting images to social media that her coach deemed “too sexy.”
Friday, March, 16, 2018
Former Player Says Purdue Nixed His Degree Choice
In an essay to Boilermakers blog Hammer & Rails earlier this week, former Purdue safety Albert Evans shares details of his college experience trying to juggle football and an education.
Monday, March, 05, 2018
Strava Responds to Controversy with Opt-Out Redesign
Earlier this year, it was discovered that data gathered and shared by popular fitness apps had the potential to reveal sensitive information regarding the movements of soldiers and the locations of U.S. military bases after the GPS tracking company Strava published a global heat map in November 2017 showing patterns of activity gathered by satellite over a two-year period.
Friday, March, 02, 2018
Military Considers Fitness Waivers for Skilled Recruits
With the number of eligible military recruits in decline, congress has opened itself to the possibility of increasing the available number of fitness waivers for new enlisters, particularly for candidates with proven skills in other high-demand areas.