And Now the Giant US Open 2014 Equipment Report for Men

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Here’s a complete run-down of all the equipment used on the men’s side at the 2014 US Open. Below are all the players, listed in alphabetical order.

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Salming-on-Salming Action at Canary Wharf

Apparently Adrian Grant and Miguel Angel Rodriguez had a real ripper of a match in the first round of the 2014 Canary Wharf (watch on Squash TV – subscription required).

Anyway check out this nice photo by Steve Line of the two Salming players in action:

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Photo via SquashSite / SquashPics.com

Adrian’s wearing the new Salming Viper, and Rodriguez is sporting the Salming Race R1 Mid.

Thanks to Kyle and Ben for the tips.

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Salming Race R1 and Salming Race R1 2.0

Here are all the Salming Race R1 shoes I know of.

Salming Race R1 2.0
Salming Race R1 Original

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Salming Race R1 2.0

Here’s the newest version, the Salming Race R1 2.0:

Salming Race R1 2.0 Squash Shoes
Image via salmingsquash.com

They have their own trailer:

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Buy (UK): pdhsports.com


Here is one in purple and bright green. I think these came out in 2014.

Salming Race R1 2.0 Men - Purple
Image via pdhsports.com

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Buy (US): holabirdsports.com | squashgear.com

Buy (UK): pdhsports.com

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com


And now we have one in Blue and Yellow:

Salming Race R1 2.0 Blue
Image via holabirdsports.com

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Buy (US): holabirdsports.com | squashgear.com

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com

Buy (UK): pdhsports.com


Salming Race R1 (Original)

Here’s the original Salming Race R1, in blue:

Salming Race R1 - Blue
Photo via Salming Squash

I recently bought a pair of these and took a quick video of them:

The shoes also have their own trailer, which is pretty righteous:

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Buy (UK): pdhsports.com

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com


Here is another model in orange from earlier in 2013. The official product photo:

Salming Race R1 Squash Shoes
Photo via Salming Squash

And here’s a nice photo by Jordan Mansfield:

Salming Race R1 Review

Adrian Grant wore these in the 2013 HK Open recently:

Adrian Grant
Photo by Steve Cubbins

The orange guys aren’t available at any of my usual affiliates but you can find them at squashunlimited.com, hitthenick.com, ultimatefloorball.co.uk, and squashwebwinkel.nl.

Reviews

I have a pair of the original Race R1s and I love ‘em. Awesome design, very comfortable, and they have held up very well. My only problem with them has been that they are, honestly, the stinkiest pair of squash shoes I have ever owned. I don’t feel like the shoes get particularly hot or anything (they’re very breathable) so I don’t know why that happens. I got some of those sneaker balls to reduce the odor a bit, and that works.

Jeff at Control the T said these were “very comfortable” and “very light”.

Here’s a video review from Paul at PDH Sports: