An innovative new shockpad and base system that has been two years in development, Notts Sport’s ShockWave tiles and ShockWave EcoBase System are set to revolutionise the construction of synthetic sports pitches.

ShockWave tiles, so-called because of their wave-like contours, slot together like jigsaw pieces across a prepared base foundation to form a combined upper base and shockpad performance layer.

Notts Sport has used a similar tile system as part of it’s trusted ChildsPlay solution for many years, and following intensive research, has enhanced this product for use in sport with an upgraded thickness and density.

ShockWave is laid on top of a reduced depth stone topped with a synthetic grass surface to form the ShockWave EcoBase System.

The structural stability provided by the ShockWave tile means that half the depth of quarried aggregate is required, helping to halve the installation time and reduce your carbon footprint. It means the 100% recyclable ShockWave system is a much more environmentally-friendly solution than alternative designs.

ShockWave is guaranteed for a minimum of 20 years for compliant performance for World Rugby (Reg. 22), FIFA, GAA and Rugby League, making it ideal for 3G pitches.

Constructed from Expanded Polypropylene (EPP), which is used in car bumpers, cycle helmets and packaging material, ShockWave was developed in consultation with major sports governing bodies.

The system has gone through full laboratory testing at Loughborough University and MIRA, with further performance and drainage testing at independent accredited test houses.