British Open 2015 Squash Equipment Roundup

British Open 2015 Squash

Here’s an equipment rundown for the British Open 2015 squash tournament. I’ve included every player that I could find a photo of. If you see any mistakes, please let me know in the comments!

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Harrow Vapor Squash Racket [New 2015 Models Released]

This is the Harrow Vapor. 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

Versions

Harrow Vapor Misfit [Blue or Pink] released 2015
Harrow Vapor [Red/Black] released 2013
Harrow Vapor [Original]
Harrow Dread Vapor


Harrow Vapor Misfit

The Harrow Vapor Misfit is new for 2015/2016. Here’s the blue version. Is that a skull on the throat? Cool.

Harow Vapor Mifsit
Image via harrowsports.com

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It comes in a pink version too (also with skull). Pretty badass:

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

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Harrow Vapor Red/Black

This was the Vapor for the the 2013/2014 season. Love the color scheme on this:

Harrow Vapor 2013/2014
Image via holabirdsports.com

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Here’s Ryan Cuskelly with the Vapor:

cuskelly-harrow
Photo via @cusk87

And Alan Clyne:

alan-clyne-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins


Harrow Vapor (Original)

And here’s the original version, also pretty cool:

Harrow Vapor 2013

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This has been spotted in the hands of Raneem El Weleily and Omar Abdel Aziz, both at the US Open.

Here’s Omar with the Vapor:

omar-abdel-aziz
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? At one point, his son Ziggy Marley tells this story of how Bob used to challenge his kids to running races, but instead of letting his kids win, Bob would run as FAST as he possibly could. You should watch the documentary. Mon.

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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.

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

aisling-blake-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4 Women

 

Alison Waters

alison-waters-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Task Women

 

Annie Au

annie-au-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Renegade
Shoes: Nike Multicourt 10 Women

 

Camille Serme

camille-serme-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Rebel 950
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4 Women

 

Emily Whitlock

emily-whitlock-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Rebel 950
Shoes: Salming Viper

 

Emma Beddoes

emma-beddoes-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Mantis Power 110

 

Habiba Mohamed

habiba-mohamed-2014-us-open-2
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Adidas Essence 10

 

Heba El Torky

heba-el-torky-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: ?

 

Jenny Duncalf

jenny-duncalf-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Head Graphene Xenon 135

 

Joey Chan

joey-chan-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Air Lite Team 125 (thanks K and Tim)

 

Kasey Brown

kasey-brown-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Custom Harrow Spark
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Stealth 2

 

Laura Massaro

laura-massaro-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Head Xenon2 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond 4 Women

 

Line Hansen

line-hansen-2014-us-open
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

madeline-perry-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel Evolution F120
Shoes: Asics Gel Beyond Women

 

Nicol David

nicol-david-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Rebel 950
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3 Women

 

Nicolette Fernandes

nicolette-fernandes-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Fireblast Women

 

Nouran Gohar

nouran-gohar-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

Nour El Sherbini

nour-el-sherbini-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

 

Omneya Abdel Kawy

omneya-abdel-kawy-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Signature Harrow Vapor

 

Rachael Grinham

rachael-grinham-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Renegade
Shoes: Mizuno Wave Lightning RX3 (thanks for the tip D!)

 

Raneem El Weleily

raneem-el-weleily-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

 

Sabrina Sobhy

sabrina-sobhy-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Domain 2 Women

 

Salma Hany

salma-hany-2-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4

 

Sam Cornett

sam-cornett-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Black Knight Ion X-Force
Shoes: Asics Gel 1140V Women

 

Samantha Teran

samantha-teran-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Custom Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Asics Gel Flashpoint Women

 

Sarah Kippax

sarah-kippax-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 120
Shoes: Adidas Opticourt Ligra Women

 

Sarah-Jane Perry

sarah-jane-perry-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Prince Pro Beast 750
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10 Women

 

Siyoli Waters

siyoli-waters-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Ruby
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6

 

Tesni Evans

tesni-evans-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Karakal Tec-Lite 130
Shoes: Karakal XS-650

 

Victoria Lust

victoria-lust-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6 Women

 

Yathreb Adel

yathreb-abdel-2014-us-open
Photo by Steve Cubbins
Racket: Head Graphene Cyano 115
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 5thanks M!

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

 

Joshna 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: Li Ning Metal X

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