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.

Comments

  1. says

    I am the author of the post on blog.controlthet.com that Bopper referenced and I was pretty surprised to find that the shoes Nick wore were just made to look like the new Infinity Flare’s. I had watched the tournament on PSAsquashtv.com and saw Nick reference wearing the Infinity Flare on Twitter and took that at face value. When you take a good look at them on Cubbins site though they definitely are not the Flare!

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