Putting High Performance to the Test for Athletes of All Ages

  • April 29, 2022
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Did you ever stop to think about what makes high performance outdoor athletic running tracks so satisfying?  They offer just the right measure of support, cushioning, and even “bounce” to supplement sports competition and give participants out on the field a reliable surface space to perform upon—in the moments they need it most.  The same applies for the myriad safety benefits offered by today’s most advanced playgrounds and play equipment spaces designed to keep our children protected, while they enjoy a safe, state-of-the art outdoor play experience with their young peers.

Both technologies—athletic running trucks and play area surfaces—are made possible by cured polyurethane binder applications that deliver just the right blend of adhesion and durability to support those who train and play hard outdoors.  Structure matters when it comes to athletics—and having the right surface upon which to perform is an essential, but often overlooked, aspect of the overall athletic experience.

The world class chemists at Carlisle Polyurethane Systems have perfected the gold standard surface material that Americans—of all ages—who love to run, jump, play, train and win have come to rely upon. TruMotion products are single-component, moisture-cured binders for poured-in-place safety surfaces and outdoor running tracks.  They are available in four distinct chemistries, including two IAAF certified track systems, designed to offer athletes—from pre-school to premium elite performers—the highest quality recreational surfacing on the market.  Additionally, TruMotion is the industry’s most reliable and installation-friendly product for a wide range of applications and installation needs.

Starting “At the Very Beginning”

Although many of us may not remember it, our first exposure to “athletics” starts on the playground.  That’s where budding young sprinters, runners and teammates give it their all—swinging, jumping and leaping from play equipment to the ground surface, and back up again.  And it’s important that these early “sporting” experiences be safe, positive and healthy. This is where TruMotion comes into play.

TruMotion taps a deep heritage in the development of advanced technology using polyurethane binder rubber applications and consists of an array of products designed exclusively for playground surface installation.  These uber safe playground surface solutions are mixed and poured right on-site to produce a highly durable and weather resistant surface, available in a host of vibrant hues and designed to preserve color fastness.  Key performance features include aliphatic binders to ensure bright, non-yellowed surfaces; custom binding formulations to withstand temperature variations and humidity; and the ability to repair and refurbish existing playground surfaces that need a fresh look or renewed performance.  They offer the extra safety to support young adventurers who play hard and require a resilient cushioning when they take unexpected tumbles.

Growing Up within the Industry

Through the years, TruMotion technology has also advanced to meet even more demanding end-user requirements and needs for customized installations.  The same technology team that makes durable, comfortable polyurethane rubber applications for community and school playgrounds also supports high performance outdoor training and competition.  The TruMotion running track line includes one-component moisture cured polyurethane binders; one- and two-part polyurethane structural sprays; aliphatic structural sprays (available for when a UV stable surface is required); and full pour elastomer systems for a variety of uses.  As a product member of the American Sports Builders Association, or “ASBA,” this technology provides the physical foundation that helps enable athletes to compete at their very best.

Just like our pour in place playground surface solutions, our proprietary outdoor running track surfaces offer color-fast reliability and custom design offerings to match the décor of even the most high-end, elite athletic training and competition facilities.

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