Harrow Spark Squash Racquet

Here’s the Harrow Spark squash racket that both Adrian Grant and Latasha Khan have been playing with.

This racket is also known as the Harrow Jonathon Power Custom Spark. I gather under the direction of Jonathon Power, they took the Harrow Vapor and shaved off a few grams of weight to create the Spark. They say it’s 135 grams and that’s including the weight of the strings so yeah it’s pretty light. (It’s 125 grams unstrung.)

If you buy this racket, what happens is Jonathon Power gets an alert. He immediately goes downstairs to his squash lair, and takes a brand new Vapor out of the wrapper. He slowly, methodically whittles off parts of the racquet until it is the perfect weight and he cannot remove a single ounce more. Then, in one fluid motion, he hand-paints his signature onto the frame. He then places the racket onto a special pillow made of old bandanas used during competition play. He lights a candle, and then sprinkles onto the racket some rubber that he has previously shaved off a squash ball using a microplane. And then, he ships the racket to you.

Advertised Specs

Weight: Light (135 grams strung)
Balance: Head-Heavy (37.5 cm)
String Pattern: 14 x 19

Contents

Harrow Spark – Original
Harrow Spark 2014
Harrow Spark – Kasey Brown Signature
“The Wave” – Donna Urquhart Signature
Harrow Spark Camo

Harrow Spark – Original

Here’s the original:

Harrow Jonathon Power Custom Spark Thumbnail

Affiliate Links

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

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com

Buy (UK): amazon.co.uk

Buy (UK): pdhsports.com

Here’s Adrian Grant with his Harrow Spark:


Image via SquashSite


Harrow Spark 2014

Here’s the 2014 version of the Harrow Spark. For this one, Jonathon Power got wise and just had a bunch made in China.

Harrow Spark - Jonathon Power 2014
Image via controlthet.com

Affiliate Links

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

Buy (Canada): controlthet.com


Harrow Spark Kasey Brown Signature

Also just wanted to give a quick shout-out to Kasey Brown’s Harrow Custom Spark, which I have to say looks pretty cool.

Harrow Custom Spark Kasey Brown

Here’s Kasey at the 2012 US Open:

Affiliate Links

Buy (US): amazon.com


Donna Urquhart “The Wave” Harrow Custom Spark

donna-urquhart-the-wave-squash-racket-image
Photo from from Donna’s Twitter feed

Check out this picture of Donna Urquhart’s signature racket, The Wave, which is a custom paintjob of the Harrow Spark. The racket is styled with waves, after Donna’s love of surfing:

Thanks to a reader named Bopper for spotting this photo on Twitter, and another reader named D for the tip that this custom racket is based off the Harrow Spark frame.

As luck would have it, I actually got a glimpse of the genuine article in my league match earlier this week. Someone on the opposing team was actually playing with The Wave! He said he really liked the feel of it and since he’s sponsored by Harrow he was able to get a few for himself.

Here’s the product photo:
harrow-custom-spark-donna-urquhart-the-wave

And here’s Donna:
harrow-donna-urquhart-image
Photo of Donna via SquashSite’s Facebook page

Anyhow, you can pick up this racket directly from Harrow’s Website.


Harrow Spark Camo

Here’s a custom “camo” paint job on the Spark:

harrow-spark-125-camo
Photo via rackets-warehouse.com

This is an exclusive custom racket for the Korean Website, rackets-warehouse.com. Thanks to Fred Chin for the tip.

Reviews and Comments

Please leave a review or comment below!

Comments

  1. D says

    Well, I have two of these, despite reviews online stating how fragile Harrow racquets can be. Just broke one frame beneath the bumper about 5 weeks after I bought it.

    I definitely don’t bang anything on the wall, aside from side swiping on tight lengths. It’s too bad, it’s a great racquet. We’ll see how the second one holds up.

    D

    • Lucas Nicolau says

      Hey D,

      How’s your second holding up? I’m considering buying the Kasey’s Brown Signature Edition, but I want to know if the racket holds at least a year. My last racket, the Head Xenon² 135 holds more than 1 year and a half.

      Looking forward for your answer.

  2. JB says

    How is the second one holding up? I have a Vapor play well with it and don’t know if I should get another or the Spark? Been playing with the Tecnifibres Carboflex 125 and Dynergy 117 and enjoyed them easy on the body but just missing something so picked up a used Vapor and play better more consistent rails and drops. Seems to be stiffer and not as forgiving on the wrist but I am liking how it plays. Have tried Prince line all just to heavy and the Rebel gave me mild Tennis elbow very stiff racquet. Dunlops are to dead or flexible not real good feeling and all so head light to square of a grip. Heads seem to vibrate to much.

  3. George says

    I Recently switched to the spark and I cant explain how much I feel my shot-making has improved within a few games.

    There isn’t much going off with the vibration when you hit the ball so its nice and easy on the arm however i feel it feels reasonably weighted in hand but when on court its just so maneuverable and helps short-swings in deception and desperate retrieving.

    I’ve seen a few reviews labeling this racquet as “Brittle” however I can’t really comment on this because since using the racquet I rarely make contact with the walls anymore which was actually picked up by my coach and by a spectator oddly enough.

    To Conclude so far i have enjoyed playing with my spark as it has increased my ability to create chances and finish rallies with killer touch and power at the same time.

    I Just Need A String Upgrade as i’m currently using a Pointfore string! Haha!
    Tecnifibre 305 Here We Come!!

    • Lucas Nicolau says

      Hello George,

      How’s your Spark holding up? I’m considering buying the Kasey’s Brown Signature Edition, but I want to know if the racket holds at least a year. My last racket, the Head Xenon² 135 holds more than 1 year and a half.

      Looking forward for your answer.

      • George says

        Holding up pretty darn well to the point that i brought 2more.
        My first unfortunately cracked under the bumper but didn’t go all the way through and is still pretty playable despite me fearing for my life when putting pace into hard kills.
        They behave well with the walls only had a couple of bumps and crunches with minor cosmetic damage

        I’m actually after one of the yellow bat sparks but have been unable to find them and they aren’t in production according to harrow.

        If you’d like any more info from me don’t hesitate to contact me!

        • George says

          Where are you getting the kasey brown signature version?? Looks pretty good to me!

        • Lucas Nicolau says

          Hey George,

          thanks for the answer, I really apreciate and I take your comment in consideration. I bought the Spark Kasey Brown Signature in Brazil, they still have in stock.

          The racket is awesome, but I still need a couple weeks to get use to it. It’s very light, and I could do drills very easily, on the other hand, for being very light, Im missing some drop shots, so I got frustrated on my 2 first games, I have a challenge tomorrow, I hope my spark would make me win the next match.

          How long did you take to get use to it? I’m asking because my last racket was the Head Xenon 140, and the Spark, unstrung, it’s only 120g. Did you have the same problem as me?

          Thanks again for answering

          Lucas

  4. George says

    Yeah it took me a while to get my drops going in because it’s such a lively racquet compared to the exo3 rebel/ carboflex 130 and much stiffer than my old dunlop aerogel 130

    I’ve found it most comfortable with a slightly fatter karakal grip and lower string tension (26/27)
    I’ll keep an eye out for the kasey brown editon!
    Cheers!

    • Lucas Nicolau says

      Hey George,

      And Im looking for the new one, the black/yellow with the diving logo. It looks so cool.

      I hope I could find the spark with the waves. It looks very nice, I think its very hard to find it.

      Im getting use to it, it helps me to win against a guy that I was losing for 2 months in a row! !!!!!!!!!!

      It was a great add to my game.

      Cheers

      Lucas

      • George says

        I’ve currently got the two JP custom Sparks and a black&yellow version!
        shouldn’t take too much longer to get used to the frame.
        i’ve actually got one that was pre-modified by a pro so the bumpers gone and the end-caps been removed as-well as being filed down so it feels weight-less which was a fair challenge when adjusting to my short-game.

        I’ve been looking for a Custom BAT Spark but haven’t found one ANYWHERE! still keeping my eyes open….aswell as my poor wallet.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *