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.

Oliver Squash Rackets

Well, Oliver squash rackets are made by a German company with a decent-looking lineup of rackets. I don’t know a whole lot about these rackets, other than they sponsor top-10 player Simon Rosner. Here are the rackets they feature currently on their Website. Specs are taken from their Website.

Oliver Orc-A Supralight

110 grams and “slightly top-heavy”.

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Oliver Orc-A

Also 110 grams and slightly head-heavy. Not sure what the difference is between this and the Supralight.

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Oliver Orc-A II

115 grams and evenly balanced.

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Oliver Boost 50

115 grams and evenly balanced. Conventional head shape.

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Oliver Warp 03

110 grams and slightly head-light. Conventional head shape.

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Oliver Edge II

120 grams and evenly balanced.

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Oliver Apex RS-7

115 grams and slightly head-heavy. Simon Rosner’s racket.

Oliver Apex 7 Squash Racket


Oliver Compressor Z1

110 grams and slightly head-light.

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Oliver Compressor Z2

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115 grams and slightly head-heavy.


Oliver Pure 2

105 grams and head-light.

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Oliver ICQ 110 Allround

120 grams and evenly balanced. Why is it called the 110 if it weighs 120? Om.

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Oliver ICQ 120 Power

120 grams and slightly head-heavy.

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Manta Squash Rackets

Just putting up a quick page for Manta squash rackets. I really don’t know anything about these except I’m pretty sure Jack Wyant used to play with them, so there’s that. These are the rackets listed on Manta’s Website as of 2015.


Manta Ray

Manta Ray. Get it? Cool stencil though. 135 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com

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Manta Destiny

It is your destiny…to buy this pink racket. If I ever find any affiliate links.

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Image via mantasport.com


Manta Matrix

Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. 125 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com

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Manta Extreme

It’s extreme-ly light, at 125 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com

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Manta Classic

Faux wood grain? Classic. 135 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com


Manta Double Trouble

This one’s positioned as a doubles racket. 140 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com

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Manta Campeón

Sí. 140 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com


Manta Gambler

Your opponent will want to know when to fold ’em. 135 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com

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Manta Big Foot

Inexpensive – currently $70. 145 grams.

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Image via mantasport.com

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Karakal ST-110 Squash Racket

The Karakal ST-110:

Karakal ST-110 Squash Racket
Image via karakal.com

Advertised Specs

Weight: Very light (110 grams)
Balance: Head-heavy (37 cm)
Head Size: Small (455 cm sq)
String Pattern: 14 x 19

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Reviews

Check out the video below for a review from Paul at PDH Sports. He says the Karakal ST-110 is “very powerful…if you get your timing right”, and on short shots you can “take the ball in with confidence.”

Here’s another video from Paul where he compares this racket versus the Karakal SN-90 and Karakal SX-100.

Karakal V-GR 150 Squash Racket

This is the Karakal V-GR 150. This has been around for a while, I’m just posting it now.

Advertised Specs

Weight: Heavy (150 grams)
Balance: Head-Heavy (37-38 cm)
Head Size: Medium (480 sq cm)
String Pattern: 14 x 19


2014 Version

Karakal V-GR 150 2014
Image via karakal.com

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2013 Version

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Image via squashgear.com

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