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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by AtlantaMountaineer » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:11 pm

I have to agree with you Yosef10. I have never cared for the signage from day one. It looks tacky and reminds me of a used car lot signage. Maybe one day we can afford to brick over the cement like, dare I say it, Georgia Southern did to theirs a few years ago. Just an opinion of an old man here.



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Unread post by APPdiesel » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:11 pm

Ours are hard plastic panels. Not a tarp.


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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by Yosef10 » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:09 pm

AtlantaMountaineer wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:11 pm
I have to agree with you Yosef10. I have never cared for the signage from day one. It looks tacky and reminds me of a used car lot signage. Maybe one day we can afford to brick over the cement like, dare I say it, Georgia Southern did to theirs a few years ago. Just an opinion of an old man here.
Yeah i didn’t know i was throwing out such a controversial take.



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Unread post by Rekdiver » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:31 am

I never thought 1 thing about it. I guess I never got past looking at the track.



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Unread post by /\PP ST/\TE GRAD 09 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:52 am

I'm headed to Boone next week. I will try to get some good pictures to share.



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Unread post by AppinVA » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:58 am

The signage is better than it looking like an outfield fence at a minor league ballpark.

See what it looks like up against green turf, rather than the burnt-fuchsia track.


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Unread post by CornCobPipes » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:53 am

AppinVA wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:58 am
The signage is better than it looking like an outfield fence at a minor league ballpark.

See what it looks like up against green turf, rather than the burnt-fuchsia track.
AMEN brother....plus it's paid for.


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Unread post by Appstate88 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 pm

Looks like trenching and conduit going in around the 50 yd line.




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Unread post by PhillyApp1 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:51 pm

Thank you for the pictures
The Rock is going to look Amazing



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Unread post by AtlAppMan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm

Heck, while they were digging around they should have taken out about 6 ft of dirt and lowered field, then extended lower seating a few more rows toward field.



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Unread post by proasu89 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:37 pm

AtlAppMan wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Heck, while they were digging around they should have taken out about 6 ft of dirt and lowered field, then extended lower seating a few more rows toward field.
But rock and creeks and such.



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Unread post by hapapp » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:34 pm

AtlAppMan wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Heck, while they were digging around they should have taken out about 6 ft of dirt and lowered field, then extended lower seating a few more rows toward field.
Yep, because we aren't strapped for cash.



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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by CLTApp11 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:55 pm

proasu89 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:37 pm
AtlAppMan wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Heck, while they were digging around they should have taken out about 6 ft of dirt and lowered field, then extended lower seating a few more rows toward field.
But rock and creeks and such.
...and THE ROCK, elevation 3,327 just doesn't have the same ring to it ;)



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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by The Rock » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:00 pm

PhillyApp1 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Thank you for the pictures
The Rock is going to look Amazing
Thank You!!



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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by JPatH3292 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:03 pm

Appstate88 wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Looks like trenching and conduit going in around the 50 yd line.

If you look close enough you can see they’ve installed the permanent support beams behind the temp ones. Much better



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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by Appstate88 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:04 am

Once the turf is installed, I hope the players adjust well to the new surface. I hope the new field will help show off our overall team speed, while limiting lower body injuries. I also think that since the new turf extends over the removed track, players will no longer have to worry about slipping and fallIng when they would run out of bounds at full speed.

What our your thoughts...
Is there evidence to support more or less lower body injuries when you replace football field with new turf?

What about overall team speed as well?



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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by huskie3 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:04 am

Speed is speed. If a surface helps one individual it will also help the opposition. So it will not give us anymore of an advantage than we had to start with.

I would assume the old surface to be more slippery giving to more pulled muscles but helping the foot to not stick when lower Body is hit. The new surface providing more traction for movement but the foot sticking When lower Body is hit leading to more injury.


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Re: Turf Replacement Pics

Unread post by GregPercussion » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:10 pm

Appstate88 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:04 am
Once the turf is installed, I hope the players adjust well to the new surface. I hope the new field will help show off our overall team speed, while limiting lower body injuries. I also think that since the new turf extends over the removed track, players will no longer have to worry about slipping and fallIng when they would run out of bounds at full speed.

What our your thoughts...
Is there evidence to support more or less lower body injuries when you replace football field with new turf?

What about overall team speed as well?
UNC just installed turf after having grass forever. The main thing they talked about is having the ground as consistent as possible, in as much of the field as possible. Which is also why we're replacing ours. Gets rid of any worn spots after 9 years. Which allows for maximum safety for players and speed.



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