Labosport’s LISPORT™ XL is the latest generation of synthetic turf wear testing and a proud successor of the LISPORT™ test, which has been used as a global reference for over a decade. It is specifically designed to imitate the wear patterns that result from the compressive stress of football studs (cleats) and the abrasive wear caused by flat-soled sports shoes.
The development process of this technology took over five years, during which extensive trials were conducted to ensure that the LISPORT™ XL replicates the wear patterns seen on real fields. This marks a significant advancement in the field, and the industry has already embraced it as the most advanced way of producing realistic simulated patterns.
Method Advantages of LISPORT XL
- Wear pattern is ultra realistic and capable of simulating years of intensive use* within days.
- Testing duration is reduced by a factor 10 compared to traditional LISPORT™ (for identical sample length).
- Several systems can be tested under exact same conditions for comparative test and product development.
- Samples are more than 4m long allowing multiply tests to be performed according to existing standards (FIFA) and those under development.
The LISPORT XL is a distinctive wear simulation machine that has been carefully designed by LABOSPORT teams to provide the most authentic wear simulation of sports fields. It operates by using a guided trolley that moves across the sports surface, consisting of four elements: two freely rotating rollers fitted with particular studs and two vibrating plates fitted with a rubber sole specifically chosen to imitate sports shoes. All variables, such as trolley speed and reciprocating amplitude, have been precisely calibrated to reproduce typical wear patterns that occur in real-life scenarios.