About Brock Shock Pads (Expanded Polypropylene) for Artificial Turf

For a long time, the artificial turf industry was represented by laying a plastic carpet directly over rock. It was the repository for old tires that were ground up and used as infill. But now we see the downsides – super hot fields, microplastics in our waterways, higher rates of injuries than on natural grass. An athletic field is not just a big green patch. It’s where our youth builds life skills, where parents watch their kids in action, where teams are built. At Brock, we take the sports field seriously. And through that commitment, we can now create artificial turf fields that are as good as a great natural grass field. Maybe someday even better. The team at Brock are innovators who constantly raise the bar for athlete safety and performance. “We don’t make turf, we make turf the best it can be!” — Brock USA

What Are The Different Types of Padding From Brock USA?

Brock USA’s slogan is “We don’t make turf. We make turf safer.” That is exactly what they’ve done by harnessing Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) padding technology for the safety of athletes playing on artificial grass. At the heart of Brock’s product design is athletes. Brock products equip athletes to perform at the highest levels. By understanding biomechanics, impact loads, and different athlete types, they’ve developed the only shock pads engineered exclusively for sports. Guided by their stated principle, “play hard, land soft,” they’ve calibrated these pads to offer the perfect balance: the speed and firmness athletes crave, combined with the protection they need during falls and tackles.

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PowerBase/PRO Shock Pads

PowerBase/PRO shock pads are highly engineered in shape, thickness, and density to provide a consistent, firm surface for running (which elite athletes demand), but a forgiving surface during falls and tackles. This unique quality is why Brock PowerBase/PRO is the premier manufactured shock pad technology installed at the pro and collegiate levels.

PowerBase/YSR Shock Pads

PowerBase/YSR is made from expanded polypropylene, one of the most durable polymers on earth. Each panel is molded individually, allowing precise quality control. This results in a field that is flat and consistent underfoot. It is also recyclable without ever losing performance. A proper artificial sports surface is tuned for the athletes using it. PowerBase/YSR was engineered for schools, recreational fields and for use with organic infills. Brock PowerBase/YSR has large lateral channels that transport water to the collector system along the edge. Even where the panels intersect, the drainage channels line up, so there is no interruption in water flow.

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ShockPad/SERIES

The ShockPad/SERIES comes in several thicknesses, from 14mm to 20mm, depending on the turf you select, always keeping the performance of the overall system in mind. Fields that utilize a SP shock pad demonstrate the safety, speed and impact performance that replicates a quality natural turf surface; plus they drain fast and last longer. Brock’s Shock Pad (SP) Series was engineered as a lower-cost alternative to our PowerBase products for when only vertical drainage is required. Series SP is often used in field replacements where a functioning drainage base is already in place.

PowerBase/PLAY Shock Pads

Outside play is critical in a child’s development. It builds strength, coordination, self-confidence and most importantly it’s FUN! Playground equipment has come a long way, and now so has the surface it relies upon. PowerBase/PLAY by Brock is the only complete base system that has been designed and engineered specifically for artificial turf playgrounds and the kids who play on them.

Each patented feature of the PowerBase/PLAY panel optimizes function for safety, drainage, turf stability and precision. Most importantly, the system provides unparalleled impact safety that lasts. PowerBase/PLAY is produced from 100% pure high-grade expanded polypropylene. This non-toxic and highly durable material will not decay or degrade. PowerBase/PLAY is resistant to bacteria, fungi, and chemicals, is 100% recyclable and complies with the most stringent environmental standards.

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Brock Baseball System

Brock’s objective was to develop a playing surface that maintains the purity of baseball/softball regardless of the surface. They analyzed factors such as ball speeds, bounce angles, player traction, and more on natural grass fields.

The Brock Baseball System is engineered to keep the game going and played at the highest level of performance, with better footing, less abrasion, impact absorption, and an all-around cooler playing field. Brock’s Baseball System offers a natural feel underfoot, absorbs impacts, and provides traction comparable to high-quality natural grass fields. Furthermore, the drainage surpasses that of natural grass, allowing the game to continue even after heavy rainfall.

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