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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New Paint Job for Gaultier

Looks like a new paint job on Gaultier’s racket. Here he is at the World Series Finals in March 2014:

Greg Gaultier Racket 2014
Photo by Mick Anders

It looks like the Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate (though not exactly like it).

Gaultier used to promote the Dunlop Biomimetic Elite, so this is somewhat of a departure.

(Regardless, Gaultier has been using a painted version of the the Dunlop Custom ICE Elite for years.)

Thanks to Jeroen for the tip!

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

Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate 2013

Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate 2013
Image via controlthet.com

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Reviews

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:

Jon says:

Have you tried the Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate? If so, please leave a comment below.



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.

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