Lindsey Nelson Approved for Turf...

Discussion in 'VOLuminous' started by NYY, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Will be a great addition and will also help drop one of the many barriers of recruiting upper echelon guys to Knoxville for baseball.
  2. lylsmorr

    lylsmorr Super Moderator

    Is turf really a big selling point? Seems like playing on turf would be a pain in the ass
  3. RockyHill

    RockyHill Loves Auburn more than Tennessee.

    Is this a really common thing among the better programs?
  4. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I think in our climate it is.
  5. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

  6. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    This isn’t your granddads turf. This stuff is top of the line... no bad hops. No rainouts. No snow outs.
  7. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Probably still a few shut outs
  8. The Dooz

    The Dooz Super Moderator

    Shit load cheaper to maintain as well, I would imagine.
  9. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    But so so hot in the summer. (Not that they really play any games on it then).
  10. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    It’s actually not bad at all.
  11. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    There will be costs to patch it in the higher traffic areas.

    I do hope they keep a real dirt mound. Although the artificial mounds have came a long way as well.
  12. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    I play soccer on it and it’s like a damn skillet imo
  13. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    The newer fields use a cork layer rather than rubber, which lessens the heat, but there can be as much as a 20-25 degree warmer temps in those first August weeks of high school football when compared to grass. It is so hot you can feel it reflecting back to you on the sidelines.
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  14. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Ive coached football on 2 of these surfaces. Alcoas is a few years old and is miserably hot. The new maryville turf is a lot cooler.

    Shouldn't matter for a season that wont be used later than the weekend before memorial day though.
  15. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    It also should be noted that the grounds crew has really struggled with the surface the last few years.
  16. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod


    Also, I don't see why a dirt mound would be a problem. Considering it being covered, it shouldn't be a problem.
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  17. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Yeah I don’t know which one I play on but it’s miserable on a hot day. Doesn’t even really have to be that hot, if the sun is hitting hard
  18. GoVols2003

    GoVols2003 Contributor

    Still depends on the company as to which they use. The cork is much cooler. There are also additional things they do now that can help keep the temps lower and in some areas actually increase the temp to assist with snow.
  19. Butthole

    Butthole Chieftain

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