Amr Shabana Racket and Shoes

Here’s Amr Shabana’s racket and shoes as of the moment. He’s just switched to Salming shoes – see below for more.

This is a picture of him from the 2014 Swedish Open:
Amr Shabana Squash Racket and Shoes
Image via Swedish Open press release

Amr Shabana Racket
Shabs is using the Eye X-Lite 120 Control. Here’s a picture:
Eye X-Lite 120 Control Squash Racket
Image via eyerackets.com

You can learn more on the Eye Rackets Website (not an affiliate link).

Amr Shabana Shoes
As of the 2014 Swedish Open, he’s switched to Salming squash shoes. He’s using the Salming Race R1 2.0. Here’s a picture:

Salming Race R1 2.0 Squash Shoes
Image via salmingsquash.com

Here’s Shabana warming up at the Tournament of Champions. This is the first time I know of him being spotted with the new shoes. (Thanks to Christian Drakenberg for the tip.) Shabs actually wore his old Hi Tec S700s during the tournament itself, which he won, by the way.


Video via Laurent Cossa

Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate 2013 & 2012

The Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate squash racket is one of Dunlop’s top-of-the-line models. I’ve had a hit with the 2012 version (I think the 2013 version is the same frame). It’s got a looooong head, which feels sort of funny when I hold it, but it strikes the ball nicely.

Racket specs
Name: Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate
Colors: Black/Yellow
Manufacturer: Dunlop Squash
Weight: Light (132 grams)
Balance: head-light

Here’s a nice review by Paul from PDH Sports, including a comparison to the Dunlop Biomimetic Elite. He feels the Ultimate gives more control, while the Elite gives more power:

Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate 2013

Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate 2013
Image via controlthet.com

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Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate 2012

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The 2012 version was used by Amr Shabana, one of the greatest squash players of all time, from Cairo, Egypt.

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Here’s Shabana using the Biomimetic Ultimate at the 2011 ATCO PSA World Series Finals against Gregory Gaultier:

2013 HK Open Squash Equipment Report (Men)

England’s Nick Matthew won the 2013 HK Open over Borja Golan of Spain, who was appearing in his first PSA World Series final. Ramy Ashour was back in action, but had to pull out in the quarterfinals due to injury. By virtue of his victory, Nick will regain the world #1 ranking.

Here are the equipment notes from the event. All photos are by Steve Cubbins for SquashSite.

Ramy Ashour
Racket: Prince Airstick 130
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Team Light 2 (new)

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nafiizwan Adnan
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Cameron Pilley
Racket: Karakal Tec Gel 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Adrian Waller
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10.1

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Stephen Coppinger
Racket: Mantis Power 110
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Chris Simpson
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 5

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Ong Beng Hee
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Borja Golan
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GT-X 140
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Mohamed El Shorbagy
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Fireblast

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Leo Au
Racket: Prince Airstick 130
Shoes: Prince NFS Indoor II

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Marwan El Shorbagy
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Tour CX 2013
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Ryan Cuskelly
Racket: Black Knight Magnum Corona
Shoes: Asics Gel Volley Elite

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Simon Rosner
Racket: Oliver Apex RS-7
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Tom Richards
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Adrian Grant
Racket: Harrow Spark
Shoes: Salming Race R1

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

James Willstrop
Racket: Prince EXO3 Pro Tour
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10.1

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nick Matthew
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Hi-Tec Nick Matthew Custom

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Daryl Selby
Racket: Black Knight Magnum Corona 6
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Team Light

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Saurav Ghosal
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Nike Court Shuttle 5

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Lucas Serme
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem NG 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nicolas Mueller
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Wilson Court Elite 1000

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Gregoire Marche
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Fireblast

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Mathieu Castagnet
Racket: Black Knight Ion Cannon PS
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Amr Shabana
Racket: Eye X-Lite 120 Control
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Tarek Momen
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10.1

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Max Lee
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Olli Tuominen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GT-X 130
Shoes: Victor SH8600 ACE

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Omar Abdel Meguid
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Karim Abdel Gawad
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Joe Lee
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

LJ Anjema
Racket: Head Argon 145
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Greg Gaultier
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Elite
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10

Photo by Steve Cubbins

Qatar Classic 2013 Squash Equipment Report

Mohamed El Shorbagy won the 2013 Qatar Classic — his first major PSA tournament victory — beating Nick Matthew in a tense 5 gamer.

Here are my equipment notes from the event. I’ve also included all the PSA Squash TV video roundups at the bottom.

Equipment Notes

All photos are by Steve Cubbins for SquashSite. Follow Steve on Google+.

Here are a few players that changed equipment since the World Championships.

Player Photos

Abdullah Al Tamimi
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GT-X 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Adrian Grant
Racket: Harrow Spark
Shoes: Salming Race R1 Mid

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Alister Walker
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem NG 130
Shoes: Adidas BT Feather

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Amr Shabana
Racket: Eye X-Lite 120 Control
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Borja Golan
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GT-X 140
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Cameron Pilley
Racket: Karakal Tec Gel 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Chris Simpson
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 5

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Daryl Selby
Racket: Black Knight Magnum Corona 6
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Team Light

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Greg Gaultier
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Elite
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Gregoire Marche
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

James Willstrop
Racket: Prince EXO3 Pro Tour
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Joe Lee
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Karim Abdel Gawad
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Karim Darwish
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Kristian Frost Olesen
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 5

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

LJ Anjema
Racket: Head Argon 145
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Max Lee
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Miguel Angel Rodriguez
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Salming Race R1

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Mohamed Abouelghar
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Mohamed El Shorbagy
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Fireblast

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nafiizwan Adnan
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nick Matthew
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Hi-Tec Infinity Flare

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nicolas Mueller
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Wilson Court Elite 1000

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Olli Tuominen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GT-X 130
Shoes: Victor SH8600 ACE

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Omar Mosaad
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 5

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Ong Beng Hee
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Ryan Cuskelly
Racket: Black Knight Magnum Corona
Shoes: Asics Gel Volley Elite

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Saurav Ghosal
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Nike Court Shuttle 5

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Simon Rosner
Racket: Oliver Apex RS-7
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Stephen Coppinger
Racket: Mantis Power 110
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Tarek Momen
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10.1 in a new color I haven’t blogged yet

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Tom Richards
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4

Photo by Steve Cubbins

Video Roundups

Here are all the video roundups from PSA Squash TV. For full match replays you can subscribe here through my affiliate link.

Round 1

Round 2

Quarterfinals

Semifinals

Final

You can watch the full final match replay on PSA Squash TV.