ProPlay is made of closed-cell crosslinked polyethylene foams (XPE) that were originally produced for a different purpose in various industries where quality and product performance is key. Schmitz Foam Products combines these foams into a shock pad that delivers the required sports performance, player safety and field drainage.
Our ProPlay shock pad is designed with an above average density and thickness. This combination is the reason our durability exceeds that of other high-end shock pads. ProPlay maintains its elastic properties for a period that exceeds the life-span of multiple artificial grass surfaces and comes with a 25 year warranty.
The drainage capacity of our ProPlay shock pad exceeds the international requirements, in all climatic conditions worldwide, not just vertically but also horizontally. This is what makes ProPlay shock pads unique.
The ProPlay shock pad as part of any turf system has been extremely effective in American football systems. As part of these systems our shock pad perfectly balance shock absorption, vertical deformation and impact attenuation (gmax). By installing a ProPlay shock pad, you secure a safe surface for players to compete on.
The interlocking puzzle-shaped sheets with expansion slots are as easy to install as putting together a puzzle. It doesn’t require special skills or equipment and is independent of weather conditions.
ProPlay shock-absorbing pads have proven to be the solution.
The shock pad is produced from XLPE foam remnants that were destined for landfill or incineration. ProPlay can be recycled repeatedly and comes with an end-of-life protocol.
ProPlay shock pads have been around since the early 90s and have been made in the US since 2017. We have documented evidence showing superior performance after 25 years.
Installing ProPlay shock pads require less equipment and groundworks than other systems.