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Champion Panel

A more efficient, economical base panel system.

The industry spoke, we listened and created a new panel with all the engineering accomplishments of the Professional panel but at a new, lower price point. Designed at just ¾ of an inch high, the Champion panel delivers amazing strength underfoot while providing the safety and performance athletes and their moms demand.

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Cover All Your Bases

The structural superiority of the panel is designed to dramatically reduce the need for extensive site preparation both indoors and outdoors, creating a base structure capable of supporting enormous loads while providing greatly improved GMAX and HIC impact numbers resulting in SAFER and more predictable playing surfaces. Large water flow volumes both vertically and horizontally are achieved with UBS Champion creating a base system capable of rapidly directing rainwater away from the turf and the players. Perfect planarity and the UBS patented non slip turf barbs all help to create a base unlike anything the market has ever seen.

Drain Slots

ubs drain slotsThe vertical flow rate of an individual UBS panel without turf is equivalent to 1,582″ per hr (4018 cm/hr). The horizontal flow rate of rainwater exiting from under an individual UBS panel = 126″ per hr (320 cm/hr). Each UBS panel has the ability to store the equivalent of 1.85 gallons (7 L) of water in the underside cellular structure. The void that is created on the underside of panels due to the cellular compartment design and water flow openings has the capability of circulating under the panels.

Cell Structure

ubs cell detailDesigned first and foremost as a structural replacement for compacted rock, asphalt, or concrete it is imperative that the load capacity of the UBS panel is extremely high. Static load capacity for the weakest location of the panel is equivalent to 374 psi (26.3 kgf/cm2). Load values when placed over a full descending cellular rib are 998 psi (70.17 kgf/cm2). Engineered with a 4.25” (10.8 cm) hexagonal cell structure, UBS panels are capable of accepting large static live loads including crowd and vehicle traffic such as utility trucks, gators, soft tire forklifts, and emergency vehicles with minimal deviation when installed as per manufactures specifications on a properly prepared stable sub-base.

Turf Grip

ubs spikes detailThe 3000 patented turf barbs per panel create a very high coefficient of friction which dramatically reduces turf movement issues associated with many other base replacement or stone systems. The turf barbs when utilized with a felt backed or foam backed turf will create a totally stationary turf system which will not move or slip on the UBS base system. This technology allows for less infill or a non-slip non filled turf system.

Panel Locking System

ubs tooth detailThe UBS patented over under locking tooth design creates perfect alignment from panel to panel resulting in a smooth transition across the entire surface of the installation. The planarity created by the design results in a perfectly smooth turf installation which achieves predictable ball roll and bounces and greatly improves the visual appeal of the installation surface. A perfectly flat or contoured surface is easily achieved depending upon base preparation.

Tooth Detail

ubs locking detailThe patented over under interlocking tooth system not only ensures perfect planar alignment from panel to panel creating a flat planar top surface which is critical for sports surface applications for ball roll and footing but also ensures the panels stay locked together once a quadrant of 9 panels is assembled. This patented locking feature helps prevent panel shifting or disengagement due to weather conditions or vehicular traffic.

Technical Specs.

Panel Dimensions: Actual panel dimension 30" x 30" x .75" /762mm x 762mm x 19.05 mm square footage area once installed 28" x 28"x .75”/ 711.2mm x 711.2mm x 19.05 mm = 5.44 ft.² /.505 sq m

Panel Weight: Average panel weight .95 pounds sq ft/ 4.83 kg per sq m 5.38 lbs per panel / 2.44 kg per panel

Vertical Drainage:

The vertical flow rate of an individual UBS panel without turf is equivalent to 1,582" per hr (4018 cm/hr).

Horizontal Drainage:

The horizontal flow rate of rainwater exiting from under an individual UBS panel = 126" per hr (320 cm/hr).

Storage Capacity:

Each UBS panel has the ability to store the equivalent of 1.85 gallons (7 L) of water in the underside cellular structure.

GMAX:

GMAX rating of 137 achieved with no turf layer. Values ranging from 85-120 depending upon turf systems and sub base.

Vertical Deformation:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Force Reduction:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Energy Restitution:

The UBS Standard panel is designed to be part of a system consisting of most combinations of 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) turf or longer. When combined with a properly filled turf system UBS Champion will pass the FIFA 2* requirements on shock absorption, energy restitution and vertical deformation.

Rotational Resistance:

The result for all of these tests performed met the requirements for a STC Stadium Field. The requirements for a STC Stadium field are the same as those specified in the FIFA 2-Star Standard.

Load Capacity:

Static load capacity for the weakest location of the panel is equivalent to 374 psi (26.3 kgf/cm2) at 70ºF (21ºC). Load values when placed over a full descending cellular rib 998 psi (70.17 kgf/cm2).

Shear Resistance:

UBS patented turf barbs provide 3 x the grip strength for turf stability as compared to a rock base.

Expansion:

IBT patented locking feature allows adequate expansion between panels to prevent panel distortion when properly installed. Expected expansion per panel at 140F degrees (60C) is 3/32” (.24 cm).

Engineered to Perform

Strength and Adaptability

We proudly manufacture all of our panels from high impact, post-industrial recycled polymers, and then mold them into a patented geometric design that can not only withstand heavy loads and high impact, but can also provide a superior drainage system for any installation. By altering material selections, UltraBaseSystems® can adapt to many markets from playgrounds to courts, athletic fields to pet runs by adjusting material specifications. From rigid to flexible, soft to hard, one system does it all. Now that’s simple!

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