It was developed and designed to mimic compacted clay to give the softball player a realistic bounce and hop. Originally the turf industry’s response to the softball client was that they should accept and play on typical football turf or other high rubber designs. The design flaws in these systems took away intricate parts of the softball philosophy including slapping and it did not mimic the fast, slick ball movements seen on hard compacted clay surfaces.
Softball has unique characteristics when it comes to ball hop, height of ball bounce and the speed of secondary and tertiary hops. The GeoTrax SB surface was designed to align with these characteristics.