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Adunk33
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:12 pm

Ugh. I didn't think of the thousands and thousands of pounds of those rubber pellets that had to be cleaned up. This looks like a pain in the ass.

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:21 pm

Adunk33 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:22 am
is it just me .. or does the pellet equipment look like something that is already pouring new pellets ???
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Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:28 pm

I could see why you might see it that way. To me, it looks like the bobcat on the left side is almost vacuuming or sweeping the pellets and getting rid of them in that line you seen in the middle of the image. Look at the turf behind that bobcat versus the turf in front of it. Maybe it is like sweeping, it is easier to sweep up a pile than a bunch of individual things.

This picture really illustrates how poor of condition the turf is in.

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Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:44 pm

Adunk33 wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:28 pm
I could see why you might see it that way. To me, it looks like the bobcat on the left side is almost vacuuming or sweeping the pellets and getting rid of them in that line you seen in the middle of the image. Look at the turf behind that bobcat versus the turf in front of it. Maybe it is like sweeping, it is easier to sweep up a pile than a bunch of individual things.

This picture really illustrates how poor of condition the turf is in.
I guess I'm more of a dump truck is half full of new pellets kind of guy .. while you're more of a half empty filled with old pellets guy.

Putting aside you are probably right ... I like deluding myself into seeing the upside of things.
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Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:21 am

I'm anxious to see what the turf will look like!

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fourthandshort wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:44 pm

I guess I'm more of a dump truck is half full of new pellets kind of guy .. while you're more of a half empty filled with old pellets guy.

HaHA!! I think I read that in Proverbs...

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:25 am

Prefer natural grass.....although expensive and likely not coming back for a long time. I hope the turf plays as safe as it can and we are not cutting corners in terms of making health and safety a priority. Along those lines, I wonder if they still use those little black rubber pellets when installing turf.

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:11 am

I'm thinking back to comparable changes in the surfaces Redbird sports have played on. The most noticeable being the court at Redbird. They didn't over do it, they simply added some splashes of color and made it a little different. I don't expect anything earth shattering, probably red enzones and The Valley logo
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:37 am

Humdinger wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:22 am
fourthandshort wrote:
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:44 pm

I guess I'm more of a dump truck is half full of new pellets kind of guy .. while you're more of a half empty filled with old pellets guy.

HaHA!! I think I read that in Proverbs...
you have so much to learn from my wisdom .... :ugeek:
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Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:42 am

Adunk33 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:11 am
I'm thinking back to comparable changes in the surfaces Redbird sports have played on. The most noticeable being the court at Redbird. They didn't over do it, they simply added some splashes of color and made it a little different. I don't expect anything earth shattering, probably red enzones and The Valley logo
agreed .. and i'm with you and stlrb ... red end zones (with white lettering) would be a very nice change. The stark contrast will be very appealing. Hoping the red dye has improved to point it does not get on white uniforms.

As for improvements in turf systems .. I've seen a couple other stadiums that just put in new turf. It will be far better than what we had. Same basic idea, but the materials and even the engineering have been fine-tuned and improved over time. I'm assuming they will do this right .. they are agonizingly slow but then very sure when it comes to spending/investing money. So I am confident it will not only look a lot better, but the players are going to love the new feel and traction way better than what they had before.
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fourthandshort wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:42 am
Adunk33 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:11 am
I'm thinking back to comparable changes in the surfaces Redbird sports have played on. The most noticeable being the court at Redbird. They didn't over do it, they simply added some splashes of color and made it a little different. I don't expect anything earth shattering, probably red enzones and The Valley logo
agreed .. and i'm with you and stlrb ... red end zones (with white lettering) would be a very nice change. The stark contrast will be very appealing. Hoping the red dye has improved to point it does not get on white uniforms.

As for improvements in turf systems .. I've seen a couple other stadiums that just put in new turf. It will be far better than what we had. Same basic idea, but the materials and even the engineering have been fine-tuned and improved over time. I'm assuming they will do this right .. they are agonizingly slow but then very sure when it comes to spending/investing money. So I am confident it will not only look a lot better, but the players are going to love the new feel and traction way better than what they had before.
I don't have a creative bone in my body, but I understand that there are people that do. Many programs are recognizable just by a glance at their field. It is branding for the cost of some paint and marketing know how.

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Adunk33 wrote:
Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:18 am
hate to be the negative Ned here, but this is very discouraging to see and I am appalled !!. Based on this pic, its pretty clear the Redbird logo is staying as is .. hell, they're not even changing the turf there. So it is official .. there will be no Flipping The Bird at Hancock with this turf project.

Wormer, he's a dead man! Lyons ... dead ! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer .... dead !!

Screw it all .. cancel the season, return everyone's tickets. I'm so done with this program !!!

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Chi-bird wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:25 am
Prefer natural grass.....although expensive and likely not coming back for a long time. I hope the turf plays as safe as it can and we are not cutting corners in terms of making health and safety a priority. Along those lines, I wonder if they still use those little black rubber pellets when installing turf.
Real grass is a thing that belongs to history now. Lets just hope they don't do anything stupid like the blue turf at Boise State, red carpet at Eastern Washington, purple and grey turf at Central Arkansas or the ungodly ugly grey (parking lot) turf at Eastern Michigan!
Red endzones, maybe the MVC logo at places, Reggie in the middle (who cares which way Reggie faces anyway) or some other accent touches but leave the field green.
Personally, I am old school and miss the real grass stains on white uniforms and mucky muddy games in the rain...those days are gone forever!
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Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:49 am

I think I would appreciate green, too.

Note this off-white color being exposed....UGLY and hard to distinguish things.

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Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:52 pm

chuckie1980 wrote:
Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:49 am
I think I would appreciate green, too.

Note this off-white color being exposed....UGLY and hard to distinguish things.
Yeah...that’s the rock base under the field...
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Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:10 am

Hey, Saxxy! The field looks like your garage floor for a change!!

I wished that the visible top half of Horton could be updated at the same time. Hire the Art department to create a big quick mural that's on the visible top. A FLY OVER type sign...or...??

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