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Old 11-01-2006, 01:02 PM   #1
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has anybody ever run on a surface made of that recycled rubber tire stuff that seems to be appearing in public parks here in the US? they often use it to make running surfaces... thanks..
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I haven't, but I bet traction would be pretty sick! We have something like that at the gym I go to. Holding the joints together might be tricky. I suppose you could glue the back like carpet.
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i ask because we have been in talks with the county as they are preparing to turn our old landfil into a major new park. it is looking promissing that we may get a new permanent track, but for some reason they want to pave with that stuff, and not asphalt... i can't imagine it is cheaper though...
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i ask because we have been in talks with the county as they are preparing to turn our old landfil into a major new park. it is looking promissing that we may get a new permanent track, but for some reason they want to pave with that stuff, and not asphalt... i can't imagine it is cheaper though...
probably not the cheapest method, and almost certainly not cheaper than asphalt, but politically it will look good to turn a landfill into a public park using recycled materials.
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it will be interesting to see the result and it certainly won't be anytime soon (they gave us a 2 year timetable) hopefully when they compare the prices, we can get asphalt just so we can have consistency with other tracks. i keep saying we, and this is actually for the clab i used to be a part of before i moved, but i still visit and get to run..
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I am not sure what you are talking about with your surface... but we run on an old Roller Hockey rink, that has a rubberized surface called Playtime. It is an awesome surface...
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I believe this is also the same that is used on a lot of high end tennis courts. I have used that surface to practice on. When clean traction is great. Only downfall is cleaning the surface of algea with a presure washer, maybe once a year! I used to do that quite a bit to get ready for big events, but now I race at a permanent track where its indoor asphalt.
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Old 11-03-2006, 12:10 PM   #8
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i believe the stuff they are refering to looks a lot like aspalt, but is ground up bits of old tires instead of rock... it is quite spongy to walk on which is why the use it for running tracks... i wish it were like your track at MDI Tim. i have friends that run the state series down there and love it...
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It is most often found on outdoor running tracks.
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It should be lower impact for the corner marshalls also.
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