The above picture of Amr Shabana at the 2013 World Series Finals shows him using what appears to be a new, unmarked racket…but which one?
Note: this post is out of date. See Amr Shabana Racket for the latest.
The guys on PSA Squash TV said during today’s broadcast that Shabana is “out of contract” with Dunlop, which I assume means they have stopped sponsoring him for the time being, for whatever reason. So he’s stopped using the Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate and reverted back to what Squash TV’s Joey Barrington referred to as the “Dunlop Ice”. This is probably the Dunlop Ice Custom Elite, which Shabana was using back in 2006, according to this interview on SquashSite.
Here’s another photo from this same tournament, by Jordan Mansfield for the PSA World Tour Facebook page, which shows a couple “Amr Shabana” signature rackets in Shabana’s bag:
I think Dunlop maybe used to produce a Shabana signature version of the Dunlop Ice Custom Elite. Maybe he has grabbed a few out of the closet for this tournament.