U.S. Open Squash Racquet Roundup

By Pierre Bastien, Squash Equipment Blogger at squashsource.com

Lets have a look at some of the squash racquets used by the top finishers at the 2014 Delaware Investments U.S. Open. How would they suit regular players like you and me? Note: since the pros often use heavily customized equipment, these reviews are for the “off- the-shelfversions of each of these racquets.

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.11.07 PMPrince Pro Rebel 950
Weight: Medium (135 grams)
• Balance: Head-heavy
• Review: Best for players who like to get their racquet up early and then let the racquet do the work through the shot. The frame is a bit stiff, and delivers a consistent, deliberate strike. Widely available.
• Players: Nicol David, Camille Serme and others

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.11.14 PMTecnifibre Carboflex 125
Weight: Light (125 grams)
• Balance: Even
• Review: A highly maneuverable racquet thats good for dashing around the court, digging balls out of the corners, and volleying everything in sight. Widely available.
• Players: Mohamed Elshorbagy, Nour El Sherbini and others

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.11.24 PMEye X.Lite 120 Control
Weight: Light (120 grams)
• Balance: Even
• Review: Very light, evenly balanced racquet. Good for holding your shot until the last possible millisecond. Order from the UK via eyerackets.co.uk. Will likely be available in the U.S. next year.
• Players: Amr Shabana and Borja Golan

Screen Shot 2014-12-10 at 12.11.30 PMDunlop Biomimetic Elite GTS
Weight: Medium (135 grams)
• Balance: Head-light
• Review: Crowd-pleaser of a racquet, with medium weight, nice balance, and a satisfying blend of power and control. Slightly updated frame for 2014, but plays like the previous model. Widely available.
• Players: Greg Gaultier promotes this one