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What is the purpose behind putting water on field while playing hockey?

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posted Jun 23, 2016 by Ati Kumar

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There are three main types of artificial hockey surface:
1. Unfilled or water-based – artificial fibres that are densely packed for stabilisation, requires irrigation or watering to avoid pitch wear
2. Dressed or sand-dressed – artificial fibres can be less densely packed and sand supports the fibres for part of the pile depth
3. Filled or sand-filled – artificial fibres can be longer and less densely packed and sand supports the fibres for 100% of the pile depth
The purpose of water is:
On water-based pitches, shorter fibres and wetted turf reduce friction and increase the speed at which the game can be played.

answer Jun 28, 2016 by Deepak Jangid
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