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Old 10-02-2006, 02:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Artifical Turf Question.

I played on artifical turf yesterday at a place here on SoCal called The Splatfactory.

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Anyhow, I thought that my regular indoor shoes would be A-OK, but by the 3rd match, the artifical turf had transfered so much paint fill onto my shoes that my soles actually delaminated from both sides of my shoes!

I looked around and some of the more advanced players were using golf shoes! If you play golf you'd be familar with the fact that more and more courses are banning metal spikes, so plastic spikes are gaining in popularity.

Anyhow... the guys said that the plastic golf cleats give them way better traction & less slippage then other athletic rubber/plastic cleats (football, baseball, etc.) on the turf. Also since they're replaceable, losing or wearing out spikes is no prob. Also golf shoes are made to be water repellant and somewhat sturdy so the shoes stand up to the running/sliding, etc. of paintballing.

Anybody else seen this trend in their neck of the woods? maybe it's just a local fad? I got an old set of Footjoys lying around, so next time I go back my feet will be better prepared for combat LOL!
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How is turf compared to real grass?
Do they put the bead things down on it??

About 220 miles from here, a highschool football stadium upgraded to artificial turf... 1 year after i graduated!!! buggers!
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Here's a picture of my shoes. Only the toe cap & arch support were holding the soles onto both of my shoes. It felt like running across a sheet of ice in a set of rubber flip-flops. (while peeps are pluggin away at you to boot!)

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How is turf compared to real grass?
Do they put the bead things down on it??

About 220 miles from here, a highschool football stadium upgraded to artificial turf... 1 year after i graduated!!! buggers!
It was soaked with paint so I didn't really feel like touching it too much LOL! But it's cropped very close to the ground, so using another golf term I'd equate it roughly to a putting green.

I've seen turf in other places where you can actually see indiviual blades of fake grass, etc. Maybe 1/2" tall. That stuff is pretty cool. This was more like a soft matt.

Much different then the other indoor places I've played that either had kitty litter, wood chippings, or a naked concrete floor.
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My indoor field uses soccer turf ( well former )

Ive been using running cleats on it for a while now with a good amount of success.
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be carefull on the artifical turf. it can cause some nasty burns.

also, if you get the golf shoes or turf shoes be carefull not to twist your ankle.
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But remember to have fun going for a slide 10 yards before your bunker!
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But remember to have fun going for a slide 10 yards before your bunker!
Ahaha! Yeah I got that move down pretty good actually. I used that move quite often before with hard shell knee pads on concrete floors. So instead of head first of feet first, I go in sliding on my knees (hopefully in a shooting position).
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It sounds like they had no drainage system and didn't want to clean it at all. That's the problem with having it so short, your always right in the mess. With longer turf, the paint settles in the bottom and your not standing directly on it.
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It sounds like they had no drainage system and didn't want to clean it at all. That's the problem with having it so short, your always right in the mess. With longer turf, the paint settles in the bottom and your not standing directly on it.
I saw them using a garden blower on some of the empty fields to clean the unbroken paintball & shells off into a corner for picking up. I'm sure it's pretty hard if they have to squeegee the fields down all of the time or something like that.
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