By Pierre Bastien. squashsource.com
Here’s a peek at some of the best-selling squash racquets of last season, based on sales referred from my squash equipment website to the largest online retailer. Of course this is an extremely narrow slice of the squash equipment market, but it gives us an idea of what’s popular.
Dunlop Junior Squash Racquets
It seems a positive sign for the future of squash that the top two slots in the squash racquet category were occupied by junior squash racquets from Dunlop—the Dunlop Play Mini, a 24-inch racquet advertised for 7-to-10-year-olds ($30), and the Dunlop Force Revelation Junior, a 25-inch racquet advertised for “advanced juniors” ($65).
Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Models
In the third and fourth slots are two different racquets from Tecnifibre’s Carboflex series. One is the red and black Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S ($140), which came out two years ago. This is the model that world No. 1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini have been playing with until recently. The other is the black and yellow version, called the Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 ($120), which was introduced four years ago but is evidently still selling well. Tecnifibre just introduced an updated Carboflex “X-Speed” range this year, so maybe we’ll see three of their racquets on the leaderboard next year.
Dunlop Biomimetic Elite
Dunlop takes the fifth slot with the Biomimetic Elite ($125). The Elite is a traditional frame shape that has been around for years in various incarnations. This is a slightly older model from 2013, so people are buying a proven frame shape at a marked-down price.
Rounding out the list are the Head Nano Ti 110 and Head i110 (both $70). These teardrop frames from Head have been around for almost ten years, but remain popular sellers on the strength of their continued availability at bargain prices.