Huge US Open 2014 Equipment Report [Women]

Here’s a huge rundown of all the equipment used by the women’s players at the US Open. The players are listed in alphabetical order.

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If you see any mistakes (I always make some) please let me know in the comments! Also, I can’t tell what shoes Rachael Grinham and Yathreb Adel are wearing. If you can solve the mystery, please leave a comment!

Aisling Blake

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4 Women

 

Alison Waters

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task Women

 

Annie Au

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Renegade
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 Women

 

Camille Serme

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Rebel 950
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4 Women

 

Emily Whitlock

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Rebel 950
Shoes: Salming Viper

 

Emma Beddoes

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Mantis Power 110

 

Habiba Mohamed

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Adidas Essence 10

 

Heba El Torky

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: ?

 

Jenny Duncalf

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Head Graphene Xenon 135

 

Joey Chan

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Air Lite Team 125 (thanks K and Tim)

 

Kasey Brown

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Custom Harrow Spark
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Stealth 2

 

Laura Massaro

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond 4 Women

 

Line Hansen

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women

 

Low Wee Wern

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Silk Low Wee Wern Signaturethanks M!
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning RX3

 

Madeline Perry

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel Evolution F120
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women

 

Nicol David

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Rebel 950
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women

 

Nicolette Fernandes

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Fireblast Women

 

Nouran Gohar

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

Nour El Sherbini

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

 

Omneya Abdel Kawy

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Signature Harrow Vapor

 

Rachael Grinham

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Renegade
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning RX3 (thanks for the tip D!)

 

Raneem El Weleily

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

 

Sabrina Sobhy

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

 

Salma Hany

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4

 

Sam Cornett

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

 

Samantha Teran

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Custom Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Flashpoint Women

 

Sarah Kippax

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Ligra Women

 

Sarah-Jane Perry

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Beast 750
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10 Women

 

Siyoli Waters

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Ruby
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6

 

Tesni Evans

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Karakal Tec-Lite 130
Shoes: Karakal XS-650

 

Victoria Lust

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 Women

 

Yathreb Adel

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Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 5thanks M!

Harrow Vapor Squash Racket

This is the Harrow Vapor. I’ve seen Harrow squash rackets everywhere. I’ve even played with one before. But for some reason I’ve never posted about one on this site. But that’s all going to change riiiiiiight…….now.

Why is this called the Vapor? It’s because when you slice this racket through the air, it leaves behind a trail of water vapor. Not from the racket itself, but from the eyes of your opponent, as he weeps, softly.

Specs
Weight: 140 grams
Balance 38cm (head-heavy)

Harrow Vapor 2014

Here’s the 2014 update of the Vapor. Love the color scheme on this.

Harrow Vapor 2014
Image via holabirdsports.com

Buy (US)

holabirdsports.com

amazon.com

Buy (UK):

amazon.co.uk

 

Harrow Vapor 2013

And here’s last year’s version, also pretty cool:

Harrow Vapor 2013

Buy (US / Canada):

amazon.com

controlthet.com

holabirdsports.com

Buy (UK):

amazon.co.uk

I’ve seen this recently in the hands of Raneem El Weleily and Omar Abdel Aziz, both at the US Open.

Here’s Omar with the Vapor:

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Source: usopensquash.com

And here’s Raneem with the Vapor:


Source: squash365.com

Also, Low Wee Wern of Malaysia uses this racket, strung with Tecnifibre 305 strings. Thanks to ‘M’ for the tip!

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Photo: Steve Cubbins

Oh, here’s Omneya Abdel Kawy with the Vapor. She’s got a signature version with a custom paint job:

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Photo: Steve Cubbins

Joshna Chinappa also uses a custom version of the Vapor, in Indian colors:

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Photo: Steve Cubbins

If you know of anyone else using the Vapor, please let me know in the comments!

2013 HK Open Squash Roundup (Women)

Nicol David won the 2013 HK Open for the ninth straight time. That’s crazy. Ka-razy even.

Press Coverage

SquashSite
SquashMad

Equipment Report

All photos by Steve Cubbins for SquashSite.

Mysteries to solve: Rachael Grinham’s shoes, Colin Aumard’s shoes. Solved! Thanks Jeroen and Peter.

Nicol David
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Raneem El Weleily
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Annie Au
Racket: Harrow Renegade
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Alison Waters
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Laura Massaro
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Joshana Chinappa
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Jenny Duncalf
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Adidas Court Stabil 10.1 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Emma Beddoes
Racket: Mantis Power 110
Shoes: Wilson Court Challenge 700

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Rachael Grinham
Racket: Harrow Rachael Grinham Custom Renegade
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Bolt 2 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

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

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

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

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nicolette Fernandes
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Fireblast

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

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

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Line Hansen
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

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

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Misaki Kobayashi
Racket: Prince O3 Speedport Black Special Edition
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Stealth 2

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Joey Chan
Racket: Prince O3 Black
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Tesni Evans
Racket: Karakal Tec-Lite 130
Shoes: Karakal XS-606

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

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

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Sarah Kippax
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Ligra Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Natalie Grinham
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Doha

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Low Wee Wern
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning RX2 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Yathreb Adel
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 5 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Mariam Metwally
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 5 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Coline Aumard
Racket: Harrow Jewel
Shoes: Nike Court Shuttle 5 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Salma Hany
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Emily Whitlock
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Salming Race R5

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Nour El Tayeb
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 115
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Dipika Pallikal
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Ruby
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Ligra

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

Siyoli Waters
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Ruby
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10.1 Women

Photo by Steve Cubbins

 

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