The portable line markings offer a convenient and cost-effective solution for sports arenas and leisure centres, through special grade rubber that is easy to roll out, lay and cut to length. Whereas conventional line marking tape can damage the floor’s surface finish and existing painted lines, Packalines sit on top of the floor without needing to be stuck down.
Packaworld CEO Peter Roberts said Packaline was originally designed for the growing Paralympic sport of boccia and other inclusive sports for wheelchair-bound athletes.
“We developed the lines to overcome an issue with court marking on gym floors,” Mr Roberts said.
“The gym is an expensive asset to build and maintain, and Packaline allows schools, leisure centres and sports halls to set up temporary areas of play with ease and without risk of damage to floors.
“The memory function and its grooved profile ensures the Packalines remain flat on the court and are a low trip hazard. They were originally designed to mark courts for wheelchair sports such as boccia, where the risk of the lines being kicked and moved during play is minimal, but that hasn’t stopped people making valuable use of them for social matches and training drills for other sports.””
Mr Funderburk said the team at Crooked Creek Park initially purchased the lines for volleyball but has since found a range of other uses for the versatile lines.
“We’ve put down the lines for some camp activities in the gym that don’t involve as much constant movement, such as foursquare, and to denote ‘safe areas’ of games,” said Mr Funderburk. “And they hold up well.”
Mr Roberts said the use of the Packalines at Crooked Creek Park marked their US debut. Helpful feedback from Eric and other users at the facility would be used to refine the product further.
“Packaworld works closely with the sporting communities it serves and takes feedback seriously, to ensure our products are always improving and helping make sport more accessible to everyone.”
Packalines are now being made in light blue as well as yellow, following feedback from some early adopters in New Zealand that blue would provide maximum visibility on wooden floors.
>> Want to know more about Packaworld's new temporary court line markings? Visit our Packaline product page.
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