US Open Squash 2013 Equipment Report (WSA)

Here’s the women’s equipment roundup from the 2013 US Open. Nicol David won a close one over Laura Massaro in the final. Here’s the recap:

You can watch full replays on PSA Squash TV.

Without further ado, here are all the women’s players from the US Open (you can see the men’s recap here):

Aisling Blake
Racket: Harrow Vibe Limited Edition
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Aisling Blake

Alison Waters
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120 2013
Shoes: Asics Gel Task Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Alison Waters

Amanda Sobhy
Racket: Harrow Revere 2010 World Junior Championships
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Amanda Sobhy

Camille Serme
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2012
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Camille Serme

Donna Urquhart
Racket: Harrow Donna Urquhart “The Wave” Custom Spark
Shoes: Asics Gel Flashpoint Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Donna Urquhart

Emily Whitlock
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2012
Shoes: Salming Race R5 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Emily Whitlock

Jenny Duncalf
Racket: Head YouTek Xenon2 135
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10.1 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Jenny Duncalf

Joelle King
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Joelle King

Kanzy El Defrawy
Racket: Head YouTek Xenon 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4 Men
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Kanzy El Defrawy

Kasey Brown
Racket: Harrow Kasey Brown Custom Spark
Shoes: Asics Gel Volley Elite
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Kasey Brown

Kristen Lange
Racket: Prince O3 Speedport Black
Shoes: Asics Gel Flashpoint Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Kristen Lange

Kylie Lindsay
Racket: Wilson BLX Blade
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Kylie Lindsay

Latasha Khan
Racket: Harrow Revere
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Latasha Khan

Laura Massaro
Racket: Head YouTek Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Laura Massaro

Line Hansen
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano2 115
Shoes: Salming Race R1
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Line Hansen

Lisa Aitken
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120 2013
Shoes: Adidas Adizero
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Lisa Aitken

Low Wee Wern
Racket: Harrow Vapor 2012
Shoes: Mystery Mizunos
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Low Wee Wern

Madeline Perry
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel Evolution F120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Madeline Perry

Nicol David
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2012
Shoes: Custom Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Nicol David

Nicolette Fernandes
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4 Men
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Nicolette Fernandes

Nour El Tayeb
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano2 115
Shoes: Mystery Asics
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Nour El Tayeb

Nouran Gohar
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 Basaltex 2012
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Nouran Gohar

Olivia Blatchford
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2012
Shoes: Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4 Women with custom yellow laces (thanks for the tip, Will)
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Olivia Blatchford

Omneya Abdel Kawy
Racket: Harrow Omneya Abdel Kawy Signature Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Men
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Omneya Abdel Kawy

Raneem El Weleily
Racket: Harrow Vapor 2012
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Raneem El Weleily

Sabrina Sobhy
No photo :(

Sam Cornett
Racket: Black Knight Ion X-Force Black
Shoes: Asics Gel 1140V Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Sam Cornett

Samantha Teran
Racket: Harrow Samantha Teran Custom Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Samantha Teran

Sarah Cardwell
No photo :(

Sarah Kippax
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120 2012
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Ligra Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Sarah Kippax

Tesni Evans
Racket: Karakal Tec-Lite 130
Shoes: Mystery shoes
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Tesni Evans

Victoria Lust
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Basaltex
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Victoria Lust

British Open Squash 2013 Equipment Review (Women)

laura-massaro

In the 2013 British Open, Laura Massaro stunned Nicol David in the final on the way to becoming the first British woman in 22 years to win the title. Massaro actually has a two-match winning streak going against David, having also beat her recently in the KL Open. The last time person to have a two-match winning streak against Nicol David was Jenny Duncalf, in 2009.

Thanks to Steve Cubbins for taking these pictures, and to Richard Majlinder, Howard Harding, and Dave Rosen for the tips.

Now, without further ado, here is almost all the equipment from the 2013 Women’s British Open. If you can answer any of the questions or notice anything wrong, please let us know in the comments!

Aisling Blake
Racket: Limited Edition Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Aisling Blake

Alison Waters
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic 120, 2013 version
Shoes: Asics Gel Task (Women)
Photo: Steve Cubbins
alison waters

Amanda Sobhy
Racket: Custom Harrow Revere, 2010 World Junior Championships model
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 (Women)
Photo: Steve Cubbins
amanda sobhy

Annie Au
Racket: Harrow Jonathan Power Custom Spark
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 (Women)
Photo: Steve Cubbins
annie au

Camille Serme
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
camille serme

Delia Arnold
Racket: Prince O3 Speedport Black
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
delia arnold

Dipika Pallikal
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Ruby
Shoes: Nike Court Shuttle 5
Photo: Steve Cubbins
dipika pallikal

Donna Urquhart
Racket: Harrow Custom Spark, Donna Urquhart Signature, “The Wave”
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2
Photo: Steve Cubbins
donna urquhart

Emily Whitlock
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Salming Race R5
Photo: Steve Cubbins
emily whitlock

Emma Beddoes
Racket: Mantis Power 110
Shoes: Wilson Court Challenge 700
Photo: Steve Cubbins
emma beddoes

Jenny Duncalf
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10 W
Photo: Steve Cubbins
jenny duncalf

Joelle King
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
joelle king

Joey Chan
Racket: Prince O3 Black
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10
Photo: Steve Cubbins
joey chan

Joshna Chinappa
Racket: Custom Harrow Vapor, the “India Revere”, in Indian colors
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10
Photo: Steve Cubbins
joshna chinappa

Kasey Brown
Racket: Harrow Custom Spark, Kasey Brown signature
Shoes: Asics Gel Volley Elite
Photo: Steve Cubbins
kasey brown

Latasha Khan
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10
Photo: Steve Cubbins
latasha khan

Laura Massaro
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
laura massaro

Lauren Briggs
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Prince NFS II
Photo: Steve Cubbins
lauren briggs

Line Hansen
Racket: Head Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Tactic Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
line hansen

Madeline Perry
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel Evolution F120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
madeline perry

Natalie Grinham
Racket: Dunlop Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Doha
Photo: Steve Cubbins
natalie grinham

Nicol David
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 in custom colors
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nicol david

Nicolette Fernandes
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nicolette fernandes

Nour El Sherbini
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nour el sherbini

Nour El Tayeb
Racket: Head Cyano2 115
Shoes: Asics…but which ones???
Photo: Steve Cubbins
nour el tayeb

Omneya Abdel Kawy
Racket: Custom Harrow Vapor, Omneya Abdel Kawy Signature model
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
Omneya Abdel Kawy

Rachael Grinham
Racket: Custom Harrow Renegade, Rachael Grinham Signature, “The Aussie”
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning 7
Photo: Steve Cubbins
rachael grinham

Raneem El Weleily
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
raneem el weleily

Sam Cornett
Racket: Sam Cornett signature Black Knight Ion X Force
Shoes: Asics Gel Flashpoint
Photo: Steve Cubbins
sam cornett

Sarah Kippax
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120, 2012 version
Shoes: Hi-Tec S701 4SYS
Photo: Steve Cubbins
sarah kippax

Sarah-Jane Perry
Racket: Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
sarah jane perry

Wee Wern Low
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning RX2 Women
Photo: Steve Cubbins
wee wern low

Well, that’s it for the women of the 2013 British Open. If you’d like to be alerted to these reports in the future, including the upcoming men’s report, you can subscribe via email.

(Nearly) Every Piece of Equipment from the 2012 Hong Kong Squash Open

Nicol David 2013 HK Open

Well, since the most popular post on this site, by far, was my recent 2012 US Open equipment roundup, I suppose I’d better follow up with an equipment roundup for the 2012 Hong Kong Squash Open. 
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(Almost) Every Piece of Equipment Used at the US Open Squash 2012

Ramy Ashour 2012 US Open

I went through the US Open Squash 2012 photo gallery and tried to identify EVERY piece of equipment on every player. 

All photos are from the usopensquash.com photo gallery. Thank you to Steve Cubbins, who I think took all these pictures for US Open Squash.s

Ready? Here we go!

P.S. one more thing — if you see any errors or can fill in some of the blanks, please let me know in the comments section at the bottom.

Men’s Draw

James Willstrop
Racket: Prince O3 Black
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10

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

Daryl Selby
Racket: Head Argon 155
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt

Omar Abdel Aziz
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700 4SYS

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

Stephen Coppinger
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Prince NFS V

Simon Rosner
Racket: Oliver Apex RS7
Shoes: Prince NFS V

Mohamed El Shorbagy
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 3

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

Max Lee
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6

Hisham Ashour
Racket: Dunlop Blackstorm Graphite
Shoes: Asics Gel Game 3

Chris Gordon
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Sword (review coming soon)
Shoes: Adidas Adizero BT Feather

Borja Golan
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTX 140
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 4790

Joe Lee
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Sword (review coming soon)
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Olli Tuominen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTX 130
Shoes: VICTOR SH8600

Greg Gaultier
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite (kind of)
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil

Ramy Ashour
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Max. Maybe.
Shoes: Asics Seigyo

Saurav Ghosal
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Nike. Probably the Court Shuttle 4 (thanks to Prashant for the tip).

Tarek Momen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTX 140
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700 4SYS

Nicolas Mueller
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Wilson Court Elite 1000 (review coming soon)

Tom Richards
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Ong Beng Hee
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive

Shahier Razik
Racket: Head YouTex Xenon 135
Shoes: Asics Gel 1130V

Peter Barker
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Adidas Stabil Optifit

Amr Shabana
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700 4SYS

Miguel Rodriguez
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

LJ Anjema
Racket: Head YouTex Xenon 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Aamir Atlas Khan
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 (he uses the 2011 version of that racket)
Shoes: Adidas. Looks like the Opticourt Ligra maybe, but I can’t find a picture.

Adrian Grant
Racket: Harrow Jonathon Power Spark
Shoes: Salming Race R1

Karim Abdel Gawad
Racket: Harrow Neon Vapor (review coming soon)
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Omar Mosaad
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 140
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4

Nick Matthew
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Hi Tec S701 4SYS

Women’s Draw

I could only include the last 8 players in this roundup, because that is the round when the ladies started playing on the glass court and you start to get pictures taken from the front of the court.

Nicol David
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W. Apparently these are a custom design. TDG Sports wrote in to say that Nicol was invited to the Asics research center in Kobe, Japan to have a custom shoe made for her. Cool.

Alison Waters
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task (review coming soon)

Jenny Duncalf
Racket: Head Anion 135
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10 W

Joelle King
Racket: Head Anion 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 W

Madeline Perry
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 W

Laura Massaro
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Task (review coming soon)

Kasey Brown
Racket: Harrow Custom Spark, Kasey Brown Signature
Shoes: Asics Gel Volley Elite. Thanks to TDG Sports for the tip.

Raneem El Weleily
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W

That’s it! If you noticed anything different in the pictures above, please let me know in the comments.

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