Welcome to Squash Source, a blog providing squash gear reviews, squash equipment news, and general information about the great sport of squash.
Squash Gear News
Here are the latest post from the Squash Source blog:
- Stellar Redback
- British Open Equipment Updates #2
- Stellar “The Boss” Review
- British Open Equipment Updates #1
- Victor IP 8 N
- iSquash Bolt
- BIA Force X
- Stellar Assault Review
- Maspeth Mural
Squash Equipment List
Want to browse? Use the links below to view different categories of squash equipment.
- Squash Rackets
- Squash Shoes
- Squash Bags
- Squash Balls
- Squash Strings
- Squash Goggles
- Squash Grips
- Squash Clothing
Squash Gear Video Reviews
There are a number of squash equipment reviews on the Squash Source YouTube channel, which you can also find embedded throughout the site. Here is the latest video:
Squash Source Social Media
Many Squash Source readers have left valuable comments and reviews on the site. If you have any feedback on your gear, I encourage you to leave feedback in the comments section so others can benefit from your knowledge. Here are the latest comments on the site:
- Arvind on Asics Gel Tactic 2021 Closeups:
Sir can you review or comment on Asics Gel Blade 8 for squash. Or the out of the blue Asics Gel Court Hunter 2. I'll be delighted. Thanks. I'm Arvind from India. →
- Eli on Ashaway Powerkill Meta ZX:
The Meta ZX comes strung with best selling Supernick XL and has a strung weight of 135g. →
- Nick on Wilson N120:
You can still find this here: https://www.squashgearpro.com/en/squash-racket/35-wilson-n120-squash-racket-883813724871.html Or on Ebay https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wilson-n120-nCode-squash-racquet-BRAND-NEW/152742701383 →
- Pierre on Solinco Heaven Grip:
Amen! This is still my favorite. →
- Grahame Weidenbohm on Wilson One40 BLX:
Thanks Derek →
- Jan on Solinco Heaven Grip:
Let's face it, even in mildly hot and humid conditions squash players sweat - a lot. That's the reason everybody has their favorite grip tape they swear by and consider universally recommendable. In my experience, however, finding one's best fit for some players is not as easy as reaching for the ubiquitous Karakal PU Super Grip or the equivalent of your local pro's house brand. Completely anecdotal - because I can't explain if it's due to an unusual composition of sweat, palmar hyperhidrosis, or other reasons - but for some, even in combination with rotating between rackets, wearing sweatbands, and regularly wiping hands, PU grips are not suited to ensure a persistently secure grip. Besides trying out every grip tape I could get hold of (no pun!), some unusual approaches I observed or tried out myself were wearing a golf glove, using spray chalk, or patting palm and racket handle with a rosin bag. Sadly, without sustained success. What I learned was that less tacky cloth grips work better for players with similar sweating behavior to me than PU ones that quickly become slippery bars of soap which at best result in uncontrolled shots and at worst an opponent hit with a racket you couldn't prevent from flying out of your hand. For some years, I used Tourna Grip even though it's expensive for an overgrip that doesn't last longer than a few hours of play and is so abrasive it gives you blisters down to the flesh. I am over the moon Pierre's review pointed me to the Solinco Heaven because being almost as controllable as the Tourna, while at the same time being significantly more durable, less expensive and abrasive, it has immediately become my favorite with its only downside being that it's a little difficult to purchase in central Europe. To give it greater absorbance and better cushioning, I use it on top of a replacement grip or two Heavens on top of each other right on the racket's handle. The reason for this post is that I am under the impression that the squash community in some places can be a bit overly conservative when it comes to trying out new equipment. To hopefully spare others the years of struggle I have gone through, I can only recommend that anyone unsatisfied with the performance of their grip tape give the Solinco Heaven a try. →
- Pierre on Mohamed El Shorbagy:
He's still wearing the Fastball 3, just a different color https://twitter.com/USOpenSquash/status/1445174565815136258/photo/2 →
- Tim Liu on Asics Gel Blade 8:
7 was more of a squash shoe as there were some protection around big toe for "dragging" and also the back heel seems to be lower which both were more designed for squash. This new 8 looks more like for badminton. →
- Abhimanyu Pande on Mohamed El Shorbagy:
Please update this post seems Mo got new shoes →
- Matiaz on Wilson N120:
Does anyone know if this model still can be found somewhere ? →
About Squash Source
This is a squash gear website that I run in my spare time. My mission here is to build a side business around helping people learn about squash equipment and find the gear that suits them best. You can learn more about Squash Source here.
Squash Source does not sell squash equipment, but instead links to online squash stores where you can buy equipment. The good thing about this setup is I can post gear from all around the world, without having to keep products in stock.
The way this site makes money is primarily through those links to stores. Sometimes if you buy through one of the sponsored links here, Squash Source will get a commission on the sale. Other times, in exchange for linking to them, stores will send me squash equipment, which I review on the site.
So far, I have linked to squash stores in Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, USA, and the UK! See a complete list of my affiliates here.
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