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ASTM approves skatepark standard.

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August 4, 2009 - Approved by ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities, ASTM F2334 provides standard for basic safety and performance requirements relating to skatepark equipment within above ground public skatepark facility. Standard covers elements intended to be used in performance of skateboarding, in-line skating, and bicycle motocross (BMX) biking, and will be used by skatepark owners and operators, as well as equipment designers and manufacturers.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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New ASTM Skatepark Standard Approved by Sports Equipment and Facilities Committee

Press release date: July 31, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., July 31, 2009-Skatepark owners and operators, as well as equipment designers and manufacturers, will be the users of a new ASTM standard recently approved by ASTM International Committee F08 on Sports Equipment and Facilities. ASTM F2334, Guide for Above Ground Public Use Skatepark Facilities, was developed by Subcommittee F08.66 on Sports Facilities. Randy Watermiller, director of product development, Landscape Structures Inc., and an F08 member, says, "ASTM F2334 provides a standard for the basic safety and performance requirements relating to skatepark equipment within an above ground public skatepark facility," says Watermiller. Elements intended to be used in the performance of skateboarding, in-line skating and bicycle motocross (BMX) biking at above ground skateparks are covered by ASTM F2334. ASTM International standards are available for purchase from Customer Service (phone: 610-832-9585; service@astm.org) or at www.astm.org. For technical information, contact: Randy Watermiller, Landscape Structures Inc., Delano, Minn. (phone: 763-972-5322; randywatermiller@playlsi.com). ASTM Committee F08 meets Nov. 10-13 during November committee week in Atlanta, Ga. ASTM International welcomes and encourages participation in the development of its standards. ASTM's open consensus process, using advanced Internet-based standards development tools, ensures worldwide access for all interested individuals. For more information on becoming an ASTM member, please contact Christine Sierk, ASTM International (phone: 610-832-9728; csierk@astm.org). Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe. Contact:
Barbara Schindler, ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Drive
W. Conshohocken, PA 19428
610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org
www.astm.org

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