Difference in 3G, 4G, 5G, 6G synthetic artificial pitches?

What is the difference in a 3G pitch compared to 4G, 5G, 6G synthetic artificial pitches? That is a very good question to ask and basically in a nutshell you will get many varied answers because within the UK many suppliers, contractors and installers claim to have the latest innovation of sports surfaces.

3G sports pitches are a sand / rubber granule filled carpet with varied pile heights from 32mm – 65mm and the difference in height is to get the playing characteristics for the primary sport. If the primary sport is to be FIH hockey then a 32mm high or 40mm high carpet fibre is specified but if the primary sport is rugby league or rugby union then a longer grass is required to comfort the fall on the players. Too meet IRB or RFU in general the pile height is usually 60mm high or 65mm in height.

With regards to 4G, 5G and 6G pitches then this basically is where companies advertise to have the latest innovation of 3G sports surfacing. They basically are saying they have designed the 4th generation, 5th generation and sixth generation of the sports artificial carpets but no accreditation is yet given for this standard to date.

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