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Just adding a page dedicated to tracking the ever-elusive Ramy Ashour squash racket, which can sometimes be spotted in the wild. 

Ramy is currently using the Prince Airstick 130. He started using it in 2013. Or rather, he was using this racket years ago, and reverted to it in 2013.

Note: It looks like Ramy may start using the Prince Pro Beast 750 soon. So far in 2014 he’s still using the Airstick.

Prior to that, Ramy was using the Dunlop Biomimetic Max.

And prior to THAT, Ramy was using the Dunlop Blackmax Titanium.

I will try to update this page if anything changes.

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  • Vadim December 11, 2012, 1:49 pm

    Hello fellow Ramy-racket aficionados,
    I am a huge Ramy fan and a few months ago I won PSAsquashtv’s “Win Ramy’s Racket” nickname competition. The racket I received was the Biomimetic Max, but it had a slightly customized paint job, which included his initials on the shaft as well as his signature painted onto the side of the frame. Although I can’t be 100% sure that this is the actual racket he played with at the time, I am pretty certain it is, based on picture comparisons. Another interesting point is that the racket did not have the grooves (aeroskin technology) that most Biomimetic Max rackets have. The reason I say most, is because I also use the Biomimetic Max and have come across versions at the store that don’t have the grooves either. Perhaps different batches were produced slightly differently. In any case, I weighed the racket, and it weighed about 135 grams, the same weight as the one available in stores. Thus, I have no idea why Joey Barrington at SquashTV keeps insisting that Ramy plays with a 110 gram racket. Even now that Ramy is using the BlackMax Titanium, Joey still says the racket is 110 grams, even though it is listed at 130 grams. By the way, I love SquashTV, and also love Joey Barrington’s commentary, but just find it funny that no matter how many times Ramy changes rackets, Joey will always stick to the 110 gram story. Ramy could be playing with a baseball bat, and Joey would still say its 110 grams. Finally, here is an amusing description of the BlackMax I found at an online retailer: “Dunlop Black Max Titanium Squash Racket: A great super head light racquet for those beginners looking to improve their game.WEIGHT: 130 grams (Unstrung)HEADSIZE: 500 sq.cm.”
    Watch out everyone, Ramy is a beginner looking to improve his game!!
    -Vadim

    • Pierre December 12, 2012, 9:55 am

      Hey Vadim, thanks for this comment! Love the detail here. I heard Joey say that 110 gram story again today and I couldn’t believe it. Your comment cracked me up. Maybe Joey’s just messing with us.

    • walter January 25, 2013, 12:32 am

      I just saw pictures of Ramy at the Tournament of Champions, Jan 16-24. http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/2012newpics/13TC18091.jpg
      He is using a Prince again.

    • Pierre January 25, 2013, 5:31 pm

      Thanks Walter, you’re right! He changes rackets so often I can’t keep my site up to date :). I’m now updating this post.

    • david April 14, 2013, 2:31 am

      kindly i have to tell you that you need to correct this article, because prior to using the prince airstick 130 ramy was using dunlop vision 110 marketed before as dunlop venom 110 which is a raquect that weights 110 grams and thats why psasquashtv said he was playing with a 110 grams raquet at that time, and prior to using vision raquet he used the black max titanium he never used biomimetic max

    • david April 14, 2013, 2:48 am

      and he started using prince since march, when he sign with them

  • walter January 25, 2013, 12:58 am

    At the World Open in December he was using the Dunlop Biomimetic Max
    http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/2012newpics/13TC18091.jpg
    This is now the 2nd time he has switched back to Prince while under contract with another racket manufacturer.

  • david April 14, 2013, 2:30 am

    kindly i have to tell yout that you need to correct this article, because prior to using the prince airstick 130 ramy was using dunlop vision 110 marketed before as dunlop venom 110 which is a raquect that weights 110 grams and thats why psasquashtv said he was playing with a 110 grams raquet at that time, and prior to using vision raquet he used the black max titanium he never used biomimetic max

    • Pierre April 16, 2013, 10:06 am

      Hi David thanks! Here’s where I thought I saw Ramy actually using the Biomimetic Max. It’s a bit difficult to tell from the picture but I do think it looks like the Biomimetic Max. You’re right, Joey Barrington often mentions the 110 gram weight, so Ramy may have been playing with the Vision / Venom, though I was never able to find a good picture of him doing so.

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