To find out all the latest in SISGrass’ leading hybrid grass and pitch technology, a visit to the company’s Stand at this year’s SALTEX event is a must.
SISGrass has become increasingly popular, offering increased pitch stability, more playing hours in comparison to 100% natural grass and can be installed in an existing full-size football pitch in as little as four days.
This year for the first time in World Cup history, a combination of hybrid grass and aeration systems were used, with the venue for the final, Luzhniki stadium, receiving over 84 hours of use over just 35 days. The stadium hosted a total of 16 hours of games, eight hours of training sessions, 31 hours of rehearsals and ceremonies and 29 hours of VAR and GLT tests. Despite the intensive use of the pitch, it still looked and performed exceptionally well for the final, which was a credit to the maintenance team and the latest pitch technologies.
Six out of 12 pitches at the World Cup used the innovative SISGrass technology, developed by SIS Pitches. SISGrass machines can install hybrid surfaces at a variety of spacings and depths, using patented fibre injection technology and laser guidance for greater accuracy when inserting the uniquely engineered, polyethylene fibres into the grass surface. These soft, two-tone green colour fibres maximize player comfort and blend into the natural turf sward to provide a seamless playing surface.
SISAir assists by managing the soil moisture content, aids root development and supports the promotion of healthier turf. It can also boost ventilation of the root zone, providing optimum levels essential for healthy root growth and managing potential disorders. SISAir brings benefits throughout the year providing optimum root zone temperature, especially during the summer and winter months with cooling and heating modes.
Using the same SISGrass hybrid technology, SIS Pitches have created hybrid golf tees and driving range tees for many prestigious golf clubs including The St Andrews Golf Club. Hybrid grass helps to improve the playing surface for members, reduces recovery time and improves the appearance of the grass. SISGrass have engineered a revolutionary approach to golf course maintenance, opening new possibilities for golfers and groundskeepers alike. Our brand-new SISGrass Universal machine is at the cutting-edge of natural grass surface reinforcement technology, providing fast, accurate stitching on different terrain types.
Our SISGrass Universal machine can install both SISGrass and SISGrass Lite, with both products providing a high-performing hybrid playing surface depending on your requirements and budget. SISGrass Lite has been designed to be installed into shallower, only partly constructed sports surface profiles – so whatever your surface, we can help you install the latest innovation in hybrid grass!
“Since being stitched with SISGrass, the tee on the par 3 13th at Long Ashton has seen improved surface consistency and stability. Surface damage is reduced through play, extending the usage and improving recovery time with less repair work. The SISGrass fibres blend naturally into the grass sward, improving the appearance of the tee after usage,” says Golf Course Manager James Braithwaite.
Look out for the SISGrass STand at this year’s SALTEX, which runs from the 31st October to 1st November at Birmingham’s NEC.