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Synthetic grass cricket pitches and ball bounce characteristics

Ball, Kevin and Hrysomallis, Con (2012) Synthetic grass cricket pitches and ball bounce characteristics. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15 (3). pp. 272-276. ISSN 1440-2440

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Differences were detected in the ball bounce characteristics between the different synthetic surfaces and data reported for natural turf. The All-Seasons synthetic surface had a lower speed ratio and a higher angle ratio than the Traditional synthetic surface and produced a slower and higher bounce. When compared to data for natural turf, the All- Seasons surface had a slower speed whilst the Traditional surface generated comparable speed. Both synthetic pitches produced a higher bounce than reported values for turf. Variation in the ball bounce characteristics between different synthetic pitches and natural turf may have implications for skill development as well as safety.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID24850, speed ratio, angle ratio, consistency, high speed motion analysis, pitch performance, turf pitches
Subjects: Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Institute of Sport, Exercise and Active Living (ISEAL)
Current > FOR Classification > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2012 05:10
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 01:10
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