[Tagging] Sport pitch surfaces: artificial/man_made

Dave F davefoxfac63 at btinternet.com
Sat Sep 24 12:21:54 UTC 2016

On 24/09/2016 12:59, Colin Smale wrote:
> Artificial is what I have seen used and what I use myself, mainly for 
> soccer and (field) hockey. Although there are different types, the 
> effect is the same - artificial grass. For hockey many pitches are 
> "wet" whereas soccer pitches are "dry", some based on rubber granules, 
> others on sand.
> Would you agree that "artificial" in combination with "sport" probably 
> tells you enough?

As I said, I feel that's to all-encompassing, including concrete, bitmac 

> The brand/make I hear the most is "Astroturf" which I think was one of 
> the earliest suppliers. It could be on its way to becoming a "hoover" 
> i.e. a brand name becoming so commonplace that it is adopted into the 
> language.

Astroturf, as well, as being a trademark* is slightly different, as it's 
piled & bedded with sand/water.

* Rotavator - not only a trademark, but also palindromic

> --colin
> On 2016-09-24 13:48, Dave F wrote:
>> Hi
>> I was looking for an appropriate tag for an artificial sports pitch 
>> surface. The type that's constructed from a combination of 
>> rubber/acrylic/silicon.
>> The wiki lists 'DecoTurf' I think this tag should definitely be 
>> discouraged. It's a registered trademark of a company's specific 
>> product, which is not that widely known or used.
>> 'Artificial' is to generic. 'Hardcourt' seems better but only 16 
>> uses. Any ideas?
>> Dave F.
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