[Tagging] Sport pitch surfaces: artificial/man_made
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
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
> On 2016-09-24 13:48, Dave F wrote:
>> I was looking for an appropriate tag for an artificial sports pitch
>> surface. The type that's constructed from a combination of
>> 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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