DIN CERTCO Association for Certifications of Conformity Ltd. is a wholly owned and operated subsidiary of DIN (German Institute for Standardization) Standards Body in Germany which is similar to the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) in the U.S.
Shock Absorption/Force Reduction
A floor with Force Reduction of 70% will absorb 70% of impact force and return 30% of that to the athlete.
Surface is compared to concrete (o-S.A) 53% minimum to pass DIN
- 40 lb. weight is dropped from a set weight
- 40 lb. weight strikes top of a stiff spring which rests on top of a load cell connected to a solid foot