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GGT -Footing™ introduces a new blend with Lycra Fibers

May 31, 2013 By: janwest Category: What's Happenin'

GGT- Footing™, the equine division of Polysols Corporation is introducing a new blend of material geared towards the Do it Yourself Arena Owner.


In the past our high quality textiles have competed successfully in a market filled with cheaper products.


One of the challenges we have experienced is clients who have existing sand that is not up to par for our mainstream GGT Footing Products.


This new blend has thirty percent of fibers created by twenty percent Lycra, (elastic fiber) and ten per cent polyester fiber in a black color. The DIY blend is a multi -colored geo textile that easily blends with most levels of sand products. The lycra allows for more energy and bounce, while also binding and blending to the sand .The same high level geo textile is used and this blend also has the ability to deflect the glare from the sun due to its color scheme.


The retail cost is .93 cents per pound which makes it the least expensive GGT Footing textile with 30 Percent fiber on the market.


GGT- Footing used a local farm outside of Aiken, SC as the test arena.


Christina Jason from Southland Stables in Salley, SC was the first to blend the DIY mix.


By using the DIY and a GGT- Footing groomer, a rototiller and a good vibrating roller they were able to blend the


GGT- Footing product into their existing sand by themselves with beautiful success.


Their drainage prior to the installation was very good and afterwards the stability of the sand was greatly improved in many areas that had before felt too deep.


Christina and her fiancé run a large scale hunter, jumper and polo sales barn.


The option of an arena with great footing helps when Christina is working the sales horses, especially over jumps as there is less concussion than when jumping on the grass area that is used when flatting and schooling the polo ponies.


The Lycra elastic fiber can also be purchased separately as a component to existing arenas or new installations.


We also offer a dust control product called Dust absorber.


Not all textiles are created the same; some have fiber glass and other products in them.


GGT- Footing ™ Company prides itself on its level of quality control and safety to horse and humans.


For more information on GGT Footing ™


Contact: Cynthia Brewster-Keating at sales.east@polysols.com


Or call 864-804-0011