The first innovative hybrid turf system for high-performance and safe sports pitches because traction, stability and softness of the playing surface are characteristics players seek and only POWERgrass offers them 365 days a year.
POWERgrass combines the advantages of natural grass with the resistance of synthetic grass to offer a reinforced natural grass pitch for up to 30 hours a week.
POWERgrass has a positive environmental impact because it follows the teachings of regenerative agriculture which contributes to lower temperatures, carbon sequestration and air purification. Anchoring the natural grass to the synthetic turf preserves the soil from erosion and prevents damage from flooding.
The life cycle of the system is estimated at more than 20 years when combined with regular maintenance of the natural grass because it protects the synthetic fibres from UV radiation and achieves a perfect symbiosis of natural and synthetic grass.
The system requires reduced maintenance because it provides the ideal habitat for growing natural grass, which is more resistant to intensive trampling and therefore generates savings of more than 30% over its life cycle compared to other sports surfaces.
POWERgrass will never let you down because it is always playable, even when natural grass is missing for any reason.
The interview of our partner Graham Longdin confirms the validity of POWERgrass!
In our latest realisation for the upgrading of the 'Riviera della Palme' stadium in San Benedetto del Tronto, we outdid ourselves by handing over the pitch for play 17 days after seeding. After more than 40 matches, training sessions and finishing touches, the pitch has survived even a harsh and rainy winter without a single divot, and President Serafino's compliments have arrived with good reason.
Football surfaces require years of research & development and the experience gained shows that many innovations are not always risolutive.
Over the past 25 years, several hybrid systems have been designed and proposed to reinforce natural grass because they offer greater stability. No doubt the increased stability is appreciated by the player to prevent dangerous divots formation but, when the play gets intensive most hybrid systems tend to highlight their limitations. Some with the backing partially closed offer poor root ventilation so the natural grass perishes prematurely compared to a natural grass pitch. Others with deeply planted fibres harden quickly and limit root penetration when the resistance of the sandy substrate exceeds 1500 kPa. In both cases, to solve the problem of aeration and hardness of the field, frequent deep tine aerations are performed, which increases the cost of maintenance but also disturbs the root activity in the growing substrate.
In the summer of 2012, we made the first pilot pitch at the Stadium "Carlo Pedroli" in Verbania.
The first PowerGrass pitch in the world, was inaugurated on October 7th during an official game of Verbania in D division in Italy, a step before the professional teams. All teams that played on PowerGrass, appreciated the new sport surface, fresh, thanks to natural grass, and stable, reinforced so invisible and imperceptible by the artificial turf, encouraging an easygoing game without the risk of sprains and abrasions during extreme actions and falls.
The technicians are now sure: only PowerGrass really reinforces natural grass and allows the harmonious coexistence between natural and synthetic grass, with many mutual benefits.The state of art
Natural Grass is still the best playing surface and professional players have always confirmed that: the ball bounces better and control is easier, the pitch is fresh during sunny days, it reduces the risk of injuries to ligaments, knees, ankles sprain, back pain and it is non-abrasive for the skin during falls compared to synthetic turf and clay courts.
Construction of the new POWERgrass hybrid grass pitch at the Pro Rapid training centre in Bucharest.
Requalification of the Corradino stadium and training area with POWERgrass hybrid grass
Riqualificazione del terreno da gioco dello stadio Riviera delle Palme in erba ibrida POWERgrass
San Benedetto del Tronto (Italy)
POWERgrass hybrid turf field
Synthetic turf field