All FieldTurf softball systems now come equipped with ToughBack – Learn More Here.
Our goal was simple: design an artificial turf system specifically for softball. But like every road to greatness, creating the perfect surface took time and patience.
We started by testing and analyzing some of the nation’s elite clay, grass and turf facilities to study ball-surface interaction, speed and consistency. Then we designed our new series to emulate the best results.
Our journey rewrote the book on testing and product development. Introducing our new softball line, TripleThreat Speed and TripleThreat Natural.
Our journey had us push the boundaries of testing and product innovation like never before. We used a scientific approach to analyze ball-surface interaction on a variety of systems. Through the use of advanced high-tech motion video cameras, we were able to translate what we found into real-life data. Never before has there been a way to build your FieldTurf softball field with such precision.
Using our three critical performance criteria - SPEED, LINE & BOUNCE – You can build your field to play fast or to play like a natural surface.
Speed is a total average of the ball speed-in and ball speed-out at the bounce points. Measured in feet per second.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT? The SPEED score allows you to select a system that either plays fast or plays like a natural surface.
Line is a total average of the ball bounce straightness variation. Measured in degrees.
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT? The LINE score indicates if the hop plays true.
Bounce height is a total average of the max height obtained at the bounce points. Measured in feet..
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT? The BOUNCE score indicates if the ball plays like a natural surface.
High-use areas are a challenge for any turf system, and
baseball fields are no exception. Cleats dig deep into the turf,
right down to backing layers, often puncturing right through
them. The damaged areas must then be replaced.
What’s the solution? Meet ToughBack, a unique layer applied to the
system backing, resulting in a super tough layer once hardened.
Our Velcro system offers a quick and simple solution to
replacing your batter and umpire areas. We equip you with
the spare pieces upfront, allowing your team to exchange
The FTVelcro system is also equipped with ToughBack.