Artificial Turf Lining

Artificial Turf Lining

Postby backdoor » Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:35 pm

I'm looking for any experience with temporarily lining turf fields. We play 3 or 4 times on one but the school doesn't let us spray. There are close enough lines on the sidelines, end lines, midfield and restraining lines. But the crease, wings and part of the box must be lined. We use cheap white masking tape and double it up. It actually works pretty well other than the difficulty of getting it up if it's been trampled on. The blue painters tape works really well but it's very expensive. Same with athletic tape.

Tomorrow the turf might be damp or wet and the tape won't stick when we put it down. Does anyone use any other tricks? I've wondered about velcro strips or maybe some sort of strips that have little spikes to dig into the turf?
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby backdoor » Wed Apr 08, 2009 1:15 pm

I found this but it doesn't help me. No crease!
http://www.port-a-field.com/lacrosse.htm
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby 2LaxFeet » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:42 pm

There was a string on this topic a year or two ago - no time to look now.
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby 6 seat » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:27 pm

We went down to the Las Vegas Tourny last fall and they had four fields lined for soccer. The organizers used white athletic tape for two days. I watched them pull it up at the end of the tourny with no ill effects to the field. Tape stayed down for two days of college games and then came up nicely. They lined the crease, box, and restraining lines. It looked great.
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby Jersey47 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:52 pm

Try this: http://www.syntheticturfpaint.com/html/paints.html the company (Pioneer) and it's product line is recommended by Sprinturf: http://www.sprinturf.com/index.cfm?fuse ... 06-53-1086

Hope this helps, as I am looking to do the same thing here in Elk Grove.
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby backdoor » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:13 pm

That's pretty cool stuff. Doesn't look cheap though.
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby Jersey47 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:26 pm

No it's not inexpensive, but neither are hundreds of yards of athletic tape. (Trust me, my kid plays ice-hockey too, he goes through the stuff like toilet tissue.)
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby backdoor » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:32 pm

It looks like you need a special sprayer.
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Re: Artificial Turf Lining

Postby Jersey47 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:36 pm

I think you can use the standard paint type sprayer (striper) that most people already use, or you could do it by hand, I guess.
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