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  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Launches FIT-TECH™ Rubber Flooring

    FIT-TECH™ Rubber Flooring by Dollamur is made of recycled materials and is available NOW!

    Rubber flooring, Fit-tech, Dollamur

    (FORT WORTH, Tex.)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for martial arts, MMA, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga—announces the launch of FIT-TECH™ Flooring by Dollamur.

     

    FIT-TECH™ Flooring by Dollamur is a high performance, athletic rubber flooring.  The FIT-TECH™ composite roll flooring offers wear resistance and stable footing making it the best choice for top training facilities.  FIT-TECH™ flooring is also available in rolls, interlocking tiles, and square rubber tiles, making installation quick and simple.  The durability and shock absorption of this fitness flooring makes it ideal for weight rooms and gym flooring.

     

    FIT-TECH™ Flooring by Dollamur is made of 100% post-consumer tire & post-industrial EPDM rubber.  These rolls and floor tiles are available in several different thicknesses from 5/32” to 1” and in a variety of colors.  FIT-TECH™ Rubber flooring is Green Circle Certified and meets LEED Qualifications for Material and Resources Credit.

     

    The suggestion to add rubber flooring to our existing product line actually started with our customers.  Many of our customers need rubber flooring to go along with the floor and wall mats we provide.  “It seems like a logical progression,” said Dave Rossi, Sr. VP of Marketing at Dollamur.  It is much more efficient for our customer to be able to purchase and ship all of their flooring needs from the same supplier.  This expands Dollamur’s product offering to include smooth or Tatami vinyl mats, 1 meter, by 2 meter Swain Mats, padded carpet, wood grain yoga / Pilates flooring, wall and pole pads, and GymTurf portable sports turf.  “With the addition of rubber flooring, Dollamur is undoubtedly the most complete sports flooring company,” according to Rossi.

     

    For more information:  https://www.dollamur.com/fitness/fit-tech  800.520.7647

    Dave Rossi, Sr. Vice President of Marketing

    682.312.3350

    drossi@dollamur.com

  • Dollamur Mat Makeover

    St. Amant High School Announced as Mat Makeover Winner

    flexi-roll, Flexi-connect, Wall pads

    As part of Dollamur's 20th anniversary, we wanted to give something back to the wrestling community.  We searched for the most deserving wrestling program we could find.  Coaches, athletes, and parents from around the country sent in pictures and explanations as to why their program was the most deserving of a new wrestling room.  With multiple entries for St. Amant high school, they were chosen as one of the finalists.  We then asked the wrestling community to vote for the finalist they found most deserving.  With the highest number of votes, St. Amant was chosen as our Mat Moment winner.  The St. Amant Gators received new FLEXI-Connect® wrestling mats and FLEXI-Roll® wall pads for their wrestling room.  Read more about the contest here: http://www.weeklycitizen.com/news/20170207/st-amant-wrestling-gym-gets-makeover.

    Flexi-roll, wrestling mat, Flexi-connect, wall pad

  • DOLLAMUR: QUALITY UNDERFOOT - Climbing Business Journal

    DOLLAMUR: QUALITY UNDERFOOT

    When climbers walk into a new gym, the first thing they notice are the walls. How tall are they? Are there roped areas and bouldering areas or just one or the other? Next, perhaps the climbers will notice the holds and the routes on the walls. Are routes distinguished by colored duct tape on the walls or is each route set using holds of a specific color? How crowded are the problems? How hard do the routes look? One of the last—yet possibly one of the most important—details to be noticed is the flooring. Most climbers are aware that the padded flooring in a gym protects them; it catches them safely as they pitch backwards from the wall after trying a tough move. But do climbers really take the time to consider how important this flooring is for preventing or minimizing injury?

    Medical researchers have published papers discussing the impact of surfaces on joints and injuries for sports such as basketball, and the American Society for Testing and Standards (ASTM) has developed guidelines for the appropriate surface materials for indoor basketball courts and for playground surfaces where children could fall off of equipment. For a sport such as climbing, where athletes fall repeatedly onto a surface, the quality of that surface undoubtedly makes a difference to the health and safety of athletes over time.

    Currently there are no American standards or regulations for climbing gym flooring, though often gyms follow a set of informal guidelines based on European standards. As an increasing number of climbers take to the gyms, flooring choices are becoming even more important for climbers’ safety, and this is an area of the market that is garnering even more attention.

    SPORT SURFACES EARN RAVE REVIEWS

    Image: MetroRock Climbing Centers Image: MetroRock Climbing Centers

    Dollamur Sport Surfaces, based in Fort Worth, Texas, is a company that recognizes the importance of quality flooring for the protection and performance of athletes. The company comes with an excellent pedigree of making padded surfaces, having provided training and competition flooring for wrestling, martial arts, MMA, gymnastics, cheerleading, and fitness events since 1996.

    Wrestling is a sport where mat-related injuries have been studied, and there are strict ASTM guidelines for the surfaces used in training and competitions mats that goes beyond just specifying the tensile strength of the foam, but also taking a close look at shock absorbing properties, which are critical to safety. Dollamur understands these guidelines and creates surfaces that not only conforms to the standards, but that are also recognized as some of the best in the industry. Dollamur products are the official mats of USA Wrestling, the governing body for amateur wrestling in the US, and Dollamur is the only mat company in North America that is approved by the international governing body, United World Wrestling. Most recently, Dollamur was commissioned to provide mats for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the World Cheerleading Championships in Orlando, FL and the World Wrestling Championships in Paris, France.

    Throughout different sports and fitness circles Dollamur has earned a top-tier reputation. “If you want the absolute best home gym mat flooring for yoga and other exercises, Dollamur mats are the number one brand,” says YogaMatReviews.net. “The bottom foam layer is bonded to an upper gymnastics carpet. Dollamur’s punch needle carpet provides durability and exceptional grip even during sweaty conditions. The product is undoubtedly the best surface that I have practiced on,” reads a review titled “My Dollamur 2” Flexi-Roll with Flexi-Connect” on MixedMartialArts.com. “The footing is great, and even with the mats placed directly on the concrete, I can still take a fairly hard fall.”

    MADE BY ATHLETES FOR ATHLETES ™

    In order to fine-tune its product offerings for different sports, Dollamur collaborated with athletes to help design the perfect flooring that not only provides a safe surface, but that also meets the needs of top-level athletics. Some of these collaborators include MMA Fighters Ben Askren and Johny Hendricks, Judo champions Mike Swain and Marti Malloy, Wrestlers such as Olympian Adeline Gray, 2-time Gold Medal winner Oklahoma State coach John Smith, and Cross-Fit Games champion Jason Khalipa.

    In addition to using athlete input, Dollamur is committed to creating its quality products in the USA. All of North America, Central America, and Europe are serviced by the Fort Worth facility. For other global customers, Dollamur also has a production facility in China, through a joint venture partnership. By using athlete’s input for design and American manufacturing, the company can assure its customers that they are getting the best possible product.

    “Anyone using less expensive imported mats that do not provide a protective landing needs to re-think their commitment to the athletes who use their facility. We believe they deserve better,” says Heidi Sonju, who works for Dollamur Fitness.

    FITNESS FLOORING COMES TO CLIMBING

    Now Dollamur has been servicing the rapidly growing climbing gym market for several years. Using the knowledge and experience from creating flooring for other athletic disciplines, Dollamur is stepping in and bringing quality, safe, padded surfaces to climbing gyms. The company uses carpet bonded to closed-cell, cross-linked polyethylene foam, which will not harden over time, to create protective landings that will last.

    So far the company has built flooring surfaces for well-known gyms around the country such as El Dorado Rock Climbing in Colorado, The Ascent in Tennessee, Planet Granite in California, and Metro Rock in Massachusetts. Dollamur has also partnered with climbing gym design and consulting firms Cascade Specialty and Vertical Solutions. Cascade Specialty states on its website. “We only use Carpet Bonded Foam from Dollamur Sport Surfaces. They have the highest quality and most durable products on the market. We have been using their products since 1996. We incorporate different versions of their products into our various systems to suit your needs.”

    As has happened with wrestling and martial arts, Dollamur is setting the bar high for flooring in the climbing industry, improving climbing gyms across the country and keeping more climbers safe from injury.

     

    Article Link: http://www.climbingbusinessjournal.com/dollamur-quality-underfoot/

  • Dollamur Sport Surfaces Launches #MatMoment Contest with UFC Champion Johny Hendricks

    DP_BADOL66979 Mat Moment FB AD 2017(FORT WORTH, Texas)Dollamur Sport Surfaces (Dollamur) – the world's leading manufacturer of high-performance sports flooring for martial arts, mixed martial arts, wrestling, gymnastics, cheerleading and yoga – today launches its #MatMoment contest to support American mixed martial artist (MMA) and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion Johny "Bigg Rigg" Hendricks.

     

    Social media users are asked a simple question: "What is Your #MatMoment?" This memory could be winning a competition, training for a big event, or something as simple as a daily exercise routine. For example, Hendricks' #MatMoment was capturing the UFC Welterweight title in 2014 at UFC 171 over Robbie Lawler.

     

    "I am excited to collaborate with Dollamur to launch this campaign, which aims to generate awareness of MMA and wrestling through social media users sharing fond memories from the mat," says Hendricks, a native of Ada, Okla. "From the first time an athlete steps foot on a high-quality Dollamur surface, moments are made and they deserved to be shared with other competitors.”

     

    To kick off its contest, Dollamur is offering a grand prize trip to Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas which includes a meet-and-greet with Hendricks and a complimentary MMA lesson. Additional weekly prizes, such as autographed memorabilia, will be awarded to contestants based on originality and impact of message. A panel of judges will utilize this criterion to determine winners.

     

    To be considered, below are two easy ways to enter:

    1.  Follow @Dollamur and @JohnyHendricks on Twitter, OR

    Like “Dollamur Sport Surfaces” and “Johny Hendricks” on Facebook OR

    Follow @dollamurmats and @johnyhendricks on Instagram

    2.  Answer “What is your #MatMoment?” by including “#MatMoment #Contest" in a supportive message to Johny as he trains for his upcoming fight

     

    The contest begins at 1:30 p.m. CDT on April 5, 2017 and ends at 12 midnight CDT on May 24, 2017.

     

    "We are thrilled to support Johny's continued success in MMA, which receives more viewers globally than the National Football League, through this dynamic contest," says Dave Rossi, Dollamur Senior Vice President. "This presents a unique opportunity to thank our loyal customers, give back to the community and promote the growth of MMA and wrestling across America."

     

    A member of Dollamur’s Athlete Advisory Council, Hendricks is currently 1-0 in the middleweight division of the UFC. He is slated to fight Tim Boetsch on June 25 at UFC Fight Night 112 at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla.

     

    To follow Hendricks, visit his Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

     

    About Johny Hendricks

     

    Johny "Big Rigg" Hendricks is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) and former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight Champion.

     

    Currently fighting in the middleweight division of the UFC, Hendricks is a dominant force in MMA. Since making his professional debut in 2008, he boasts an 18-6 record. In addition to his impressive MMA resume, he is also a two-time NCAA wrestling champion (2005, 2006) and four-time All-American at Oklahoma State University.

     

    A native of Ada, Okla., Hendricks currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas.

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