Hockey is one of the most complete sports there is: it requires speed, agility and physical strength. In order to enable these qualities to be shown to full advantage, both the grass and the base must meet exceptional requirements. The TenCate Monoslide™ LSR® fibres are texturized fibres and are designed for modern, fast-paced and high hockey level games. TenCate has invested substantial sums in this specific complex technique and uses unique machines to carry out this process. In part thanks to the texturization of the fibres, the ball rolls in all directions identically and can be hit in all directions with the same strength and speed.
TenCate Monoslide™ LSR® are extremely durable, wear-resistant and UV stable. Thanks to a polymer blend, they feel soft to the touch. The monofilament LSR (Low Sliding Resistance) yarn has moreover the lowest sliding resistance of any yarn in existence. Its shock absorption is optimal, so that the likelihood of injuries is decreased and it thus helps to protect the back, knees and ankles.
Advantages of the TenCate Monoslide™ LSR® synthetic yarn:
- High speed of ball roll
- Ball roll is identical in all directions
- Consistent grip of hockey shoes on the fields
- Low sliding resistance; sliding across the surface without grazing the skin
- Safe: the playing surface remains soft, even at low temperatures
- No troublesome glare of the field from sunlight