Artificial Grass Yarn: V-Shape
One of the most important aspects of any variety of artificial grass is best appreciated close up. Like really, REALLY close up. At Purchase Green we design our grasses using seven different yarn types, each offering a unique shape and set of attributes. The shape of the grass blade is related to how the grass looks, feels and performs. This section is designed to help you learn about the benefits offered each of our yarn types.
The Vista fiber was introduced by Purchase Green in January of 2014. It is one of our latest technologies and has been tremendously successful. Vista fibers blend a number of popular features found in our other product lines into commercial grade, highly durable, no shine products. The Vista line is made with a premium, high denier, and commercial-grade V-shaped fiber.
Vista grasses tend to be popular for any, all, or some combination of the following reasons:
Color: Vista grasses have a beautiful vibrant lime green bi-color quality. The tall fibers look to be fresh, late-spring blades with a strong manicured field view. The grasses look freshly mowed and healthy. All three versions have grades of visibility into the thatch zone, which provide multiple options in lightening or deepening the hues in the overall look.
Design: Vista fibers have hybrid notes of blue grass and a hardy fescue. In open areas or relatively rectangular shaped yards, the Vista grasses add a geometric symmetry alongside the same natural and life-like feel we aim to imbue all our grasses with.
Performance: The V-shape fiber is one of the best performers on the market. Rivaled only by Thiolon’s heat activated fiber technology, the V-shape fiber is commercial grade yarn. We’ve taken that performance value and woven it into landscape grasses that are designed primarily to look amazing – but that have the added benefit of top shelf performance. Vista gets its strength in memory from a high denier and the V-shape. Imagine taking a piece of paper and trying to get it to stand up between two books that are laid flat holding the base in place. The paper will limp over. Now do the same with cardboard. The cardboard stands straight up because of its thickness. Now imagine taking that same piece of paper and folding it into a V-shape. The paper will stand up on its own now, even without books to hold the base. But it would collapse under very little weight. If you take that cardboard and bend it into a V-shape, it’d not only stand up without a base, but you could probably set a book on top without it collapsing. The Vista fiber works just like that. It has a high denier, which means it’s thick and sturdy, and it’s in the shape of a V. What’s different with the V-shape fiber than our example is that we don’t bend the yarn in the manufacturing process. It is molded that way from the get go. So we don’t weaken the stability of the yarn at the fold post production. Rather, the yarn is shaped that way in the extrusion process from square one. The result is an amazingly real-looking grass that performs as well as a sporting yarn. In fact, we produced the Vista Sport product in precisely this way.