Ocean Breeze Park to Install Mondo Hydraulic Banked Track

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Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island, N.Y., is installing a state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility with a track that’s designed to help runners achieve their best times: a Mondo hydraulic banked track one of only a few such tracks in the world.

When construction is complete next year, Ocean Breeze Park in Staten Island, N.Y., will feature a state-of-the-art indoor track and field facility with a track that’s designed to help runners achieve their best times: a Mondo hydraulic banked track (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/FlooringUSA_Track&Field_Products_SpecialtyTracks_HydraulicTrack_en.cfm), one of only a few such tracks in the world.

Manufactured by Mondo (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/index_am_en.cfm), the global leader in the sports flooring, the hydraulic banked track system being installed in the Ocean Breeze Track and Field Complex boasts enormous diversity.

The 200-meter oval track can be set up as an 8-lane flat track, and thanks to the Mondo hydraulic system that will raise and lower the two curved track sections, it can be figured as a 6-lane track with banked curves at both ends.

In addition, the track layout includes several long straightaways for sprints or warm-ups. When the Ocean Breeze oval track is flat, the lanes on the straight sides of the track are part of extended 8-lane straightaways (85 meters on one side; 89 meters on the other side). The track infield also sports a 65-meter 8-lane straightaway.

All these tracks, along with the long jump, pole vault, throw areas and two straight warm-up lanes in a separate room, have Mondo’s Super X Performance (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/FlooringUSA_Track&Field_Products_SuperXPerformance_en.cfm) track surface.

Construction on the facility has begun and is expected to be completed by March 2014.

About Mondo’s Hydraulic Banked Tracks

Ideal for high-speed running events, banked tracks allow athletes to safely maintain their speed around the curves for optimal race times. Mondo’s hydraulic banked tracks can be set at any position between flat and fully raised, so they can be used for a wide range of events and by athletes with different skill levels. When the curved sections are lowered, the track is flush with the surrounding surfaces. The hydraulic system raises and lowers the running surface in just a few minutes. Mondo makes the world’s only hydraulic banked 200-meter indoor competition track system.

About Super X Performance

The world’s top track for more than 30 years, the renowned Super X Performance track is recognized around the world as one of the fastest, most durable and environmentally safest tracks available. It is installed at more than 1,100 venues globally and was the track of eight Olympic Games through 2004. (Mondo’s newest track surface, Mondotrack (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/FlooringUSA_Track%26Field_Products_MondotrackFTX_en.cfm) was the official track of the 2012 London and 2008 Beijing Olympics.) More than 230 world records have been set on tracks made by Mondo, including five at the 2008 Olympics and three at the London Games.

Mondo’s Super X Performance track was designed to provide consistent performance throughout its life. The vulcanized natural rubber surface provides maximum elasticity and unparalleled durability, and its embossed, textured finish makes it extremely easy to maintain with no resurfacing required. Ideal for both training and high-performance competition, the track is renowned for its shock absorption and optimal energy return, and its ideal blend of speed and comfort minimizes the occurrence of injuries.

About Mondo

Mondo is the global leader in the track and field (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/FlooringUSA_Track%26Field_Track%26FieldHomepage_en.cfm) indoor sport (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/FlooringUSA_IndoorSport_IndoorSportHomepage_en.cfm) and contract (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/FlooringUSA_ContractFlooring_ContractFlooringHomepage_en.cfm) flooring markets, manufacturing flooring surfaces for virtually every application. More than 1,100 Mondo tracks and millions of square feet of the company’s high-performance athletic surfaces are installed worldwide.

An official supplier of athletic tracks for the past 10 Olympic Games, Mondo also is the official supplier or official sponsor of more than 100 sports federations and associations.

A family-owned business since its founding in 1948, the company sells its products in more than 196 countries through Mondo-owned manufacturing companies in China, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain. For news updates, the latest on Mondo products, events and flooring installations, visit Mondo’s website (http://www.mondoworldwide.com/index_am_en.cfm) and like Mondotrack’s Facebook page and Mondo America’s Facebook page.

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