(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. 

All photos are from the official tournament photo gallery, http://www.squashsite.co.uk/hk/gallery.htm. Thank you as usual to Steve Cubbins, who I think took all these pictures.

Where possible, I’ve linked to a detailed post on this site. If you see any errors below or can fill in any of the many blanks, please let me know in the comments section at the bottom – thanks.

Men’s Draw

James Willstrop [1]
Racket: Prince O3 Black
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10

Adrian Grant
Racket: Harrow Jonathon Power Spark
Shoes: Looks like the Salming X Lite brand, but these are in a green color I haven’t been able to find a picture of.

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

Miguel Angel Rodriguez
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 W. He may be wearing women’s shoes, but he’s all man.

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

Joe Lee [Q]
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Sword
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Ryan Cuskelly [Q]
Racket: Black Knight Magnum Corona6
Shoes: Asics
Ryan’s at the T

Mohamed El Shorbagy [8]
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 3

Peter Barker [6]
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Adidas Stabil Optifit

Karim Abdel Gawad [Q]
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

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

Chris Simpson [Q]
Racket: Harrow Vibe (verified by Chris)
Shoes: Adidas Stabil Optifit 2011

Daryl Selby
Racket: Head Argon 155
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt

Alister Walker
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem NG 130
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10

Karim Darwish [4]
Racket: Head Xenon 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Leo Au
Racket: Prince
Shoes: Prince NFS Indoor II

Gregoire Marche [Q]
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics

Greg Gaultier [3]
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite (kind of)
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil

Nicolas Mueller
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Wilson Court Elite 1000

Adrian Waller [Q]
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2011
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10

Saurav Ghosal
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2012
Shoes: Might be the Nike Multicourt 10

Max Lee [Q]
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2011
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 5 perhaps

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

Ramy Ashour [5]
Racket: Dunlop Blackmax Titanium
Shoes: Asics Seigyo

Mathieu Castagnet [Q]
Racket: Prince O3 Speedport Black
Shoes: Prince Renegade

Amr Shabana [7]
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Ultimate
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700 4SYS

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

Olli Tuominen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTX 130
Shoes: VICTOR SH8600
No picture available. Sorry Finland.

Stephen Coppinger
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2011
Shoes: Prince NFS V

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

Simon Rosner
Racket: Oliver Apex RS7
Shoes: Asics Gel Squad

Nick Matthew [2]
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Hi Tec S701 4SYS

Women’s Draw

Nicol David [1]
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W, custom design.

Sarah Kippax
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Hi Tec

Joey Chan
Racket: Prince O3 Black
Shoes: Probably Asics Gel Domain 2 W

Kylie Lindsay [Q]
Racket: Wilson Blade BLX
Shoes: Asics of some kind

Madeline Perry [5]
Racket: Dunlop Evolution (a prior version of the Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120)
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 W

Amanda Landers-Murphy [Q]
Racket: Harrow
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W?

Kasey Brown
Racket: Harrow Custom Spark, Kasey Brown Signature
Shoes: Asics Gel Volley Elite

Lauren Briggs [Q]
Racket: Prince
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 5 W
Lauren is at the T

Jenny Duncalf [3]
Racket: Head Anion 135
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10 W

Delia Arnold
Racket: Prince O3 Speedport Black
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W
Delia is in black

Dipika Pallikal
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Ruby
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10

Liu Tsz-Ling
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Adidas

Natalie Grinham [8]
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics

Heba El Torky [Q]
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics

Samantha Teran
Racket: Harrow. Maybe custom Mexican flag colors?
Shoes: Asics

Nicolette Fernandes [Q]
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive

Aisling Blake
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic GTX 140
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W

Camille Serme
Racket: Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel 2012
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W

Melody Francis [Q]
Racket: Grays Ninja 150 SS
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond

Low Wee Wern [7]
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning RX

Latasha Khan
Racket: Harrow Jonathon Power Spark
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10

Rachael Grinham
Racket: Head Microgel
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Tornado 5

Joshna Chinappa [Q]
Racket: Harrow Revere in custom Indian colors
Shoes: Nike

Annie Au [4]
Racket: Prince
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10

Line Hansen
Racket: Head Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics

Donna Urquhart
Racket: Harrow Wave
Shoes: Asics

Emma Beddoes
Racket: Mantis
Shoes: ?

Alison Waters [6]
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task

Coline Aumard [Q]
Racket: Harrow Jewel
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10 W

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

Omneya Abdel Kawy
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 W

Laura Massaro [2]
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Task

Well, that’s it for now. See you after the next tournament!

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14 comments… add one

  • It seems that most Pros have Yellow or Blue color grips on their rackets. Does anyone know what grips/replacements grips they use.

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    • Good question Seb I will have to keep an eye on that!

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  • They mostly use Karakal or Pointfore grips.
    I think Chris Simpon’s racket is not Harrow but is Victor

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    • Thanks Chris. After posting I got a reply from Chris on Twitter that he is using the Harrow Vibe with 1.1 Tecnifibre strings. In his words: “Very nice setup!”

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      • Fair enough! Straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak! Looks like his deal with Victor didn’t last long then

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        • And the other chap is right about the grips, they do seem to be blue or yellow mainly with white also popular and a few black ones.

  • Hey, Madeline Perry racquet is not Biomimetic, but previous Evolution model

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    • Good catch, thanks Janis! I have updated the post.

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    • Hi everyone, it is Dunlop 4D evolution 120.
      Ben

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  • I’m a bit late to the game, but most of the yellow or blue grips are Karakal Super PU, great grips! As for Karim Abdel Gawad, he actually plays with the Harrow Vibe.

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    • Thanks D, I’ve updated!

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  • Adrian is playing a new model called “Salming R1 MID”
    It’s a different color and a slightly higher support, more like the NSF or a basket shoe.

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    • Thanks for the tip Peter! I will be adding those to the site soon.

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  • Hi pierre, Annie Au using prince airstick 130 strung with tecnifibre 305 squash string.
    Emma Beddoes using Mantis power 110 and is using Asics squash shoes don’t know which ones, I know they are white.

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