Buffs Bouncing Back With Lift From Court
9 years ago
"The NBA's Miami Heat uses a UniForce floor, as do Gonzaga and Pepperdine, among other schools. The Boston Celtics use a slightly different version of the court. Colorado plans to have the floor installed on its practice courts as well.
"When people get on it, you can really feel the difference, as opposed to a generic-type floor system," said Gary Gray, Southwest regional manager of Connor Sports Flooring. "It has a carpet foam pad. Pretty much 65 percent of that pad is directly under the maple. It's the only floor system that has that. It has great shock absorption, great ball rebound, just great everything."
It's also rigorously tested to ensure quality. A DIN (Deutsches Institut fur Normung) test "takes into account ball rebound, shock absorption, vertical deflection and area deflection," Gray said. "You have to meet or exceed a certain amount of numbers. It's just a very uniform floor."
A year ago, in partnership with Sport Court, Connor Sports unveiled a court with a subfloor that is 100 percent recyclable."