I apologize if I put this under the wrong category–this is my first post on chief delphi.
So, we have an H-drive with a spring-loaded center wheel in the bag, but are considering a swap to the “rocker” design in our withheld parts (like the one on the 148 X019 prototype). In order to test it, and have a more accurate replication of field conditions, our head coach has recently purchased a roll of the Philadelphia Commercial, Neyland III carpet (closest available equivalent to the Neyland II 20 used on the field as stated in the game manual). The rocker strafe works on other low pile carpets, but not on the Neyland III carpet we just purchased. One of our mentors speculated that the carpet may be coated before sale, and that as it is brand new, this coating may change the properties of the driving surface–manufacturer confirmed that they are coated before sale, and --his would explain our issue, as it does seem to be significantly more slick than other low-pile carpets we’ve tested on.
So here’s my questions:
Are the carpets on the field new each year?
And if they are, do they run a carpet extractor over them at each event to remove this coating?
I could find little discussion of the field carpet on chief delphi–so please redirect me if you see a post with these questions answered. Thanks!