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    My school has a brand new indoor track & field facility. I'm curious about if there is a particular type of sand that works best for indoor long jump/triple jump pits?

    All input is greatly appreciated!

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    You can't go wrong with normal hardware store sandbox sand, but I would also be interested to hear if there is a 'special' sand the big boys use.

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    • #3
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      I competed as a jumper for a Div. I university and when we refurbished our indoor and outdoor pits we utilized a caribbean white sand much the same as used at international venues. To my recollection I don't believe this to be extremely expensive while it limits dust when dry (during practice sessions) and marks great when wet (during competition or high intensity practices).


      William

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      • #4
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        Isn't it funny how every single aspect of track and field has experienced change since the inception of modern T&F? From the shoes, to the running surface, to the jumping mats, everything has changed except what we jump into for long jump. You'd think they would have come up with something better by now.

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        • #5
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          My college coach (Jon Vochatzer, UC Davis) told us in his "Coach Track & Field" class that you should use PGA sand. No idea if there are several kinds to choose from.

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          • #6
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            >My college coach (Jon Vochatzer, UC Davis) told
            >us in his "Coach Track & Field" class that you
            >should use PGA sand. No idea if there are several
            >kinds to choose from.>>

            Yes, but Nike has since bought the rights (they don't want Tiger hitting out of anybody else's sand) and it's now known as Nike Sand instead of PGA Sand.

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            • #7
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              So far others in the know that I have contacted mentioned that "washed sand" works just fine for the long and triple jump pits, for those looking for a final answer.

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              • #8
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                Just don't get the same shit they have in Rome, it hurts!!

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                • #9
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                  I think the sand in Roma is marvellous--it automatically adds 10-20com to your jumps. Worked for me.

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