The Best Squash Rackets Review

My goal is to make this the best squash rackets review page on the planet. How? I post more products than anyone else. Since Squash Source is not really a store (though I do link to stores) I'm able to post ALL the rackets I come across, regardless of where they're sold.

Black Knight Breeze Squash Racket

The Black Knight Breeze. Do you feel that breeze? That’s coming from this racket, which has has a “thin profile bridged head design for a faster swing speed”.

If the match is getting tight, I don’t sweat it, I just let the Black Knight blow in the breeze.

Black Knight Breeze

Racket Info

Image via controlthet.com

Weight: Medium (140 grams dynamic weight)
Balance: Head-heavy
Head Size: Large (493 cm sq)
String Pattern: 14 x 18

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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.

Advertised Specs

Weight: Light (140 grams strung)
Balance Head-Heavy (38cm)
String Pattern: 14 x 19


Harrow Vapor Misfit

2015’s style. Cool. Is that a skull on the throat?

Blue version:

Harow Vapor Mifsit
Image via harrowsports.com

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Hot pink:

harrow-vapor-misfit-pink
Image via harrowsports.com

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Harrow Vapor 2014

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

Harrow Vapor 2014
Image via holabirdsports.com

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Here’s Ryan Cuskelly with the Vapor:

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Photo via @cusk87

And Alan Clyne:

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Photo by Steve Cubbins


Harrow Vapor 2013

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

Harrow Vapor 2013

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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 used to use this racket, strung with Tecnifibre 305 strings. Thanks to ‘M’ for the tip!

wee wern low
Photo: Steve Cubbins

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

omneya abdel kawy
Photo: Steve Cubbins

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

joshna chinappa
Photo: Steve Cubbins

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


Harrow Dread Vapor

Here’s the Harrow Dread 2. Mon. This is a Jamaica-ish design over top of the Harrow Vapor.

Harrow Dread 2
Image via holabirdsports.com

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Here’s the original Harrow Dread Vapor:

Harrow Dread Vapor Squash Racket

The product description on this racket makes me cringe a little bit:

It’s time to get irie with the newest design of Harrow’s best selling racquet around the world. With the same performance and playability that you have come to expect from the Vapor, this jammin’ makeover is sure to improve your game and style, mon.

Maybe this is the racket Bob Marley would have played squash with. Speaking of Bob Marley, did you ever watch the documentary called Marley? It was great. There was a pretty amusing / tragic moment when Ziggy Marley describes how competitive his dad was. Bob used to challenge his kids to running races, but he wouldn’t let his kids win. Instead Bob would sprint ahead as FAST as he possibly could. You should watch the documentary. Mon.

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Wilson Squash Rackets Roundup

Here’s a quick Wilson squash rackets roundup. Among the pros, Wilson rackets are used by England’s Peter Barker and Tom Richards, as well as Swiss #1 Nicolas Mueller.


Wilson Whip 145

Wilson seem to pioneering a new throat design on this racket. It’s reminiscent of some of the Prince rackets, but Wilson has put their own spin on it.

Wilson Whip Squash Racket


Wilson Force 155 BLX

So this is 155 grams and Wilson has it sitting at the top of their range, which I find odd, because 155 grams is much heavier than most top-end rackets.

wilson-force-155-racket


Wilson Ripper BLX

The Wilson Ripper BLX does not appear on Wilson’s list of current squash rackets, but I’m including it because Nicolas Mueller is using it.

Wilson Ripper BLX 2014 Squash Racket


Wilson PY 138 BLX

This is flat-out the ugliest squash racket I’ve ever seen, though one reader commented it’s a good choice if you have tennis elbow.

Wilson PY 138


Wilson Tour 138 BLX

Peter Barker’s long-time stick. Small head size compared to most current rackets, but a classic.

Wilson Tour 138 BLX

Prior versions:
Wilson Tour BLX


Wilson Ripper 140 BLX

Wilson Ripper 140 BLX


Wilson Sledge Hammer 130 Ti

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Wilson nTour Classic

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Wilson CS Muscle 160

With this we start getting into the less-expensive Wilson squash rackets, which are targeted towards beginners and improving players.

Wilson CS Muscle 160


Wilson Impact Pro 900

Wilson Impact Pro 900 [2014]

 


Wilson Impact Pro 500

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Wilson Ripper 140 BLX Squash Racket

The Wilson Ripper 140 BLX:

Wilson Ripper 140 BLX
Image via sweatband.com

Racket Info

A 2014/2015 racket from Wilson. This guy looks like he’s built for power, with a large head size and head-heavy balance. Wilson actually classifies this under their Control rackets on their Website though, so we’ll have to see.

Weight: Medium (140 grams)
Balance: Head-heavy (38 cm)
Head Size: Large (500 sq cm)
String Pattern: 14 x 21

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Reviews

I haven’t used this racket. If you’ve tried it, please leave a review in the comments! Thanks

Wilson Tour 138 BLX Squash Racket

The Wilson Tour 138 BLX:

Wilson Tour 138 BLX
Image via wilson.com

Racket Info

Looks like the 2014/2015 incarnation of the long-running Wilson Tour BLX, which Peter Barker has played with forever. I wonder if he’ll ever switch to the new racket?

Answer? Yes. Here he is at El Gouna, using the new Wilson Tour 138 BLX.

peter-barker-el-gouna-2015
Photo by Steve Cubbins

Advertised Specs

Weight: Medium (138 grams)
Balance: Medium (35 cm)
Head Size: Small (467 cm sq)
String Pattern: 14 x 18

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Reviews

If you’ve tried this puppy, please leave a review in the comments!