CIMB Malaysian Open 2013 Equipment Report

CIMB Malaysian Open 2013 - Nicol David and Peter Barker
Photo via M Roslan

Here are some equipment highlights from the 2013 CIMB Malaysian Open. Nicol David won the women’s draw, while Peter Barker took the men’s.

Nicol David
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Not sure. Last time, Nicol was wearing Asics Gel Blade 3 in custom colors.
Photo: M Roslan

Low Wee Wern
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Maybe the Mizuno Wave Lightning RX2 in red
Photo: M Roslan

Camille Serme
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: M Roslan

Sarah-Jane Perry
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10 Women
Photo: M Roslan

Jenny Duncalf
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10.1 Women
Photo: M Roslan

Raneem El Weleily
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women
Photo: M Roslan

Joelle King
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 Women
Photo: M Roslan

Laura Massaro
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women
Photo: M Roslan

Chris Simpson
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 5 W
Photo: M Roslan

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

Mazen Hesham
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Men
Photo: M Roslan

Tarek Momen
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Men
Photo: M Roslan

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

Karim Abdel Gawad
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Men
Photo: M Roslan

Nafiizwan Adnan
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive
Photo: M Roslan

Peter Barker
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Adidas Stabil Optifit
Photo: M Roslan

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8 comments… add one

  • Definitely new shoes for Tarek. The racquet is pretty new for him as well – looks like everyone but Nick Matthew leaving Dunlop and/or Hi-Tec.

    Good to see the players picking UnderArmour for kit. They’re a new outfitter for squash (Greg last year after dropping Adidas, Tarek above). Good clothes from them for most any sport.

    Thanks for the recap.

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    • Hi Brock, yeah Hi-Tec seems to have lost support ever since they switched to the Infinity Flare style of shoe.

      Which players do you see using Under Armour? I haven’t got the knack of identifying the apparel yet :)

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  • Momen and Gaultier both seem to be using Under Armour shirts, not sure about the shorts. They’re both in the UA shirts even in your British Open equipment review. The logo is a stylized overlapping U and A usually on the front left and then a logo on the back high near the neck.

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    • Ah right, I see what you mean. Thanks Brock.

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  • Yep, Gaultier was the first squash player to get sponsored by Under Armour. Tarek followed later on.

    Apparently everyone on the tour is flipping on UA Tshirts, the fabric is great! Ramy still doesn’t have a T-Shirt sponsor surprisingly. My company was trying to lure him in with our own clothing-line range.

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  • Yellow and blue grips or over grips,
    seems like everyone is using them;
    any ones know the brands?

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