Prince Pro Tour 850 – James Willstrop’s New Racket

The Prince Pro Tour 850:

Prince Pro Tour 850
Image via amazon.com

This is the 2014 version of the Prince EXO3 Pro Tour.

Here’s what James would look like with the new racket, if he played in a suit:

james-willstrop-racket-2014
Image via princesquash.com

Specs
Weight: Medium (145 grams)
Balance: Head-heavy
Head Size: Small (464 sq. cm)

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Reviews

Here’s a review from Paul Hargrave at PDH Sports explaining a bit more about this racket and how it compares to other rackets in the Prince range:

And here’s my own personal take on the Pro Tour:

If you’ve had a chance to play with this racket, please leave a comment!

Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Squash Racket

It’s the Tecnifibre Carboflex 125:

Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Squash Racket

Specs
Weight: Light (125 grams)
Balance: Neutral

Buy the Tecnifibre Carboflex 125

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Mohamed El Shorbagy uses Tecnifibre squash rackets and at the moment (in 2014) he is playing with this Carboflex 125 “Basaltex” model.

Here is El Shorbagy using the racket in the 2012 El Gouna Open:


(Photo via El Gouna site)

Here’s also a video of El Shorbagy testing out the racket when it first came out:

Nour El Sherbini also uses this. Here she is with the Carboflex 125 at the 2014 US Open:

bonus-nour-el-sherbini-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins

Miguel Angel Rodriguez at the 2014 British Open:

Miguel Angel Rodriguez 2014 British Open
Photo by SquashPics.com

Nicolette Fernandes at the 2014 US Open:

nicolette-fernandes-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins

Max Lee at the 2014 US Open:

max-lee-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins

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.