We are working on a test which can characterise the rubber splash which emanates from a player or ball impacting the surface of a 3G pitch. This is a problem as HD TV does actually emphasis this problem and there is a perception amongst the hierarchy of football that this is not good for football on TV. We know that some turf systems are particularly prone to this problem and we know why it happens however reducing the splash by redesigning the turf system is proving more challenging.
Research carried out by Sports Labs in conjunction with Napier University in Edinburgh has developed a testing regime for turf systems containing rubber which can measure the relative 'splash' of 3G turf systems.
Further details shall be published shortly.