Over on the Squash Source YouTube channel I posted this video breaking down some of the squash equipment from the 2022 British Open. So if you’d like to know what the top players are playing with, check it out. Here are a selection of photos from the British Open gallery that I’ve added to Squash […]
The Victor P9200TD C. What a name. But Raphael Kandra was wearing these at the British Open. Spotted
The Adidas Ligra 7 is an indoor court shoe from Adidas that follows on from the Adidas Ligra 6. It’s been a while since I saw anyone wearing Ligra models but Karim Abdel Gawad popped up at the British Open wearing the white pair. Spotted Karim Abdel Gawad in 2022:
This string is called Kirschbaum Gut Feeling (haha). I think this is probably the string Paul Coll plays with. Paul mentions here that he plays with “Kirschbaum natural gut”. Kirschbaum do have a Natural Gut string but I’m guessing Paul uses the “Gut Feeling” string in Natural color. StringJob.nl says he uses the 17 gauge […]
The Wilson nRage squash racket: I got a chance to test this out per the video below. Even though it was ten bucks cheaper than the other Wilson rackets in this video (the nTour Classic and Tour N), I liked it the best because of the head-light balance point. It felt a little more control-oriented.
The Karakal Raw Pro 2.0 is Joel Makin’s signature racket: Karakal Raw Pro 2.0 Info and Reviews Here’s a video that PDH Sports put together with Joel. It seems like Karakal have taken the “Raw” frames (e.g. the Karakal Raw 110) and customized the cosmetics and balance to Joel’s specifications:
RIA Eyewear is a brand of goggles co-founded by Chris Hanson, a two-time US Squash national champion. RIA started out making protective sunglasses for pickleball and tennis. Chris also wore them on the pro tour: RIA have since come out with a squash-specific pair of goggles called the Model 2, and they’ve signed a deal […]
This is called the Dunlop Blackstorm Titanium SLS. The SLS stands for “Super Light Spec”. I first spotted this racket in 2022 but it’s probably part of Dunlop’s 2021-2022 range. It appears to be the same mold as the Dunlop Blackstorm Titanium 5.0, except 125 grams (10 grams lighter).
I recently restrung my Head 120 Slimbody into a fan pattern, using Head’s Adaptive Fan Pattern option. For anyone that wants to nerd out a little bit on stringing, I put together this video of how it went. Here’s a transcript if it helps. This one’s difficult to understand without actually watching the video. If […]
I wanted to jot down a couple face mask options for squash players. I’ve been meaning to write this for a while but since the pandemic is dragging on and we have different COVID variants popping up all the time, better late than never. The first face mask option I tried on the squash court […]