Slipped on my ass one evening on it. It was like an ice rink when it got wet. Worst I saw was a compound arm fracture during an indoor soccer game at the Bubble. It was the worst thing I saw in my 2.5 years as a building manager at TRECS and HPER.
Yep, seams in the turf caught my shoe when i was blocking with my arms behind my back because it was flag football.
It stood me up briefly and slowed me down, a tool from PIKE who I was already jawing with ran into me, broke my elbow and tore my UCL. I stayed in one play with it because I was mad. I caught a pass made a beeline for that guy and then ran like Roger Craig high stepping and caught him in the chin with my knee. I knocked him pretty good and I got tossed, but I wanted my payback and got it. Still don’t feel bad about it.
I think 24 guys and girls tore ACL’s on that carpet the final year before it was removed. The field turf they put in was like playing on a cloud the next season.
Not at UT, but in middle school in the 80’s we played at TTU. I stubbed my toe and face planted while running on the field. My first experience with turf toe. So I never complain or call someone a wuss when I hear they’re not playing or limited because of turf toe, sh!t hurts.
I’m not familiar with the pellet field, that must be after I graduated. The old AstroTurf field was one step above outdoor carpet on concrete. If you played d on the AstroTurf, you were at least getting a nasty “raspberry” scrape that felt like fire in the shower
I think he meant the astroturf not the field turf. I overlapped and was there for both. The pellets filling up your shoes was well worth it after playing on what was basically the equivalent of rundown putt-putt course carpet. It was nice to be able to wear cleats too.
I’m not familiar with the pellet field, that must be after I graduated. The old AstroTurf field was one step above outdoor carpet on concrete. If you paid on the AstroTurf, you were at least getting a nasty “raspberry” scrape that felt like fire in the shower
Ah. I was there 2006-2010, so they must've replaced it with the pellets before I got there. You'd still get a bit of a carpet burn occasionally, but nothing compared to what you guys are describing...the pellets though...they were kind of annoying to be sure.