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Tournament of Champions 2013 Squash Equipment Roundup (Men)

TOC 2013

Here’s the equipment roundup for the 2013 TOC. This is for the men’s draw (see here for the women’s.)

All images via TOC tournament Website

The most notable change was tournament champion Ramy Ashour coming out using the Prince Airstick 130. It appears he’s gone away from Dunlop and back to an old favorite.

Ramy Ashour
Racket: Prince Airstick 130
Shoes: Asics Seigyo
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
ramy-ashour

Gregory Gaultier
Racket: Dunlop Aerogel 4D Elite
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
gaultier

Nick Matthew
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Hi-Tec S701 4SYS
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
nick-matthew

James Willstrop
Racket: Prince EXO3 Pro Tour
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
james-willstrop

Mohamed El Shorbagy
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 3
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
mohamed-el-shorbagy

Omar Mosaad
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4
Photo: See here

Miguel Angel Rodriguez
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
miguel-angel-rodriguez

Tarek Momen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTX 140
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700 4SYS
Photo: See here

Shawn Delierre
Racket: Black Knight Omega probably
Shoes: Ektelon NFS Classic
Photo: See here

Adrian Grant
Racket: Harrow Spark
Shoes: Salming Race R1
Photo: See here

Cameron Pilley
Racket: Karakal Tec Gel 120
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
cameron-pilley

Stephen Coppinger
Racket: Mantis Power 110
Shoes: Asics (model unknown)
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
stephen-coppinger

Peter Barker
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Adidas Stabil Optifit
Photo: See here

Nicolas Mueller
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: (unknown)
Photo: See here

Ong Beng Hee
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Progressive
Photo: See here

Campbell Grayson
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6
Photo: See here

Simon Rosner
Racket: Oliver Apex RS 7
Shoes: Asics Gel Squad
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
simon-rosner

Yasir Ali Butt
Racket: Harrow Spark
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 6
Photo: See above with Simon Rosner

Adrian Waller
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10
Photo: See here

Hisham Ashour
Racket: Prince Airstick 130
Shoes: Asics Gel Blast 4
Photo: See here. Note the two-tone shoes

Todd Harrity
Racket: Harrow Vapor
Shoes: Prince NFS Indoor II
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
todd-harrity

Tom Richards
Racket: Wilson Tour BLX
Shoes: Adidas Adipower Stabil 10
Photo: See above with Todd Harrity

Olli Tuominen
Racket: Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTX 130
Shoes: Victor SH8600
Photo: See here

Gregoire Marche
Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125
Shoes: Asics (model unknown)
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
gregoire-marche

Laurens Jan Anjema
Racket: Head Xenon 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3
Photo: See here

Karim Darwish
Racket: Head Xenon 135
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 3
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
karim-darwish

Ryan Cuskelly
Racket: Black Knight Magnum Corona6
Shoes: (unknown)
Photo: See here

Saurav Ghosal
Racket: Prince EXO3 Rebel
Shoes: Nike (model unknown)
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
saurav-ghosal

Shahier Razik
Racket: Not sure but perhaps Motion Sport Invictus Warrior II. Thanks for the tip, D!
Shoes: Asics Gel 1130V
Photo: See here

Amr Shabana
Racket: Dunlop Ice Custom Elite
Shoes: Hi-Tec S700 4SYS
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
amr-shabana

Chris Simpson
Racket: Harrow Vibe
Shoes: Prince NFS Indoor II
Photo: See above with Amr Shabana

Joe Lee
Racket: Tecnifibre Suprem Sword
Shoes: Asics Gel Rocket 5
Photo Credit: tocsquash.com
joe-lee

Filed under: PSA World Tour

{ 13 comments… add one }

  • D January 30, 2013, 8:20 am

    Shawn DeLierre plays with the Black Knight Omega racquet these days. He’s also been partial to Prince shoes, so I think those are a different colourway of one of the Prince shoes.. looks like an Ektelon version.

  • yo January 30, 2013, 2:24 pm

    Tarek Momen uses Dunlop, IMO. pro gt 140 or something. Contracts for your site, very useful! :-)

    • Pierre January 31, 2013, 10:28 am

      Thanks! You’re right, it’s the Dunlop GTX 140! I have updated the post.

  • Seb January 31, 2013, 10:41 am

    no Grégory Gaultier :-( The sad part is that some of the equipment used is not available in the US. I have been trying to get the Karakal Karakal Tec Gel 120 that Cameron Pilley uses, but it is not sold in the US.

    BTW, does any one know or has a close up picture of what the tattoo is/says on Gaultier’s right bicep? It appears to be something in Arabic but not sure. It will be interesting to know what it says.

    • Pierre January 31, 2013, 4:17 pm

      Oh dear, how could I leave out Gaultier!? I forgot Nick too. I have added them in now.

      As for the tattoo I remember hearing him say in an interview (I don’t remember where) that it’s just a cool design. I believe one of the other players drew the design for him and he went out and got it tattooed.

      Update: I found the interview. It’s a bit different that what I said.

    • Pierre February 1, 2013, 2:33 pm

      By the way you can buy Pilley’s racket from this page: http://www.squashsource.com/karakal-tec-gel-120-squash-racket/

  • D February 1, 2013, 9:07 pm

    Hmmm could Shahier be using a Motion Sport racquet? All black.. North American based, same head-heavy as the Head Xenon he used to play with? Some of these fringe companies seem kind of interesting.. Eye Rackets, Motion Sport.. they’re just not distributed enough to know how they play.

    • Pierre February 4, 2013, 9:54 am

      Hi D that is a NICE spot, I hadn’t even heard of Motion Sport before. It does look like their “Invictus Warrio II” frame. The stencil on his racket is weird though, looks like the Head stencil with some extra brush strokes. Funny.

    • D February 8, 2013, 8:09 am

      New pics of Shahier at the Cambridge Cup are out, and he’s playing with… Oliver?!
      That would explain the weird stencil on his racket. My wild guess is that his Head racket is painted black, and the Head logo was slightly modified to look like an Oliver logo, which is why it neither resembles a Head stencil nor an Oliver stencil. Weird.
      Check out these two photos:
      http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/2013Photos/cambri86.jpg
      http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2009/2013Photos/cambri38.jpg

    • Pierre February 9, 2013, 9:19 am

      Great catch D, that must be it! I will post about that shortly.

  • Marlin April 21, 2013, 10:07 am

    Isn’t James willstrop using the exo3 pro tour? The exo3 tour is the one with the really weird head shape no?

    • Pierre April 22, 2013, 12:41 pm

      Hi Marlin, you’re right, Willstrop’s racket is actually called the Pro Tour. I have updated the post!

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