During my squash league match this week, I tried to use some of the ideas I’d been working on recently: staying in front of my opponent, and playing a “tidy” game. The results were very erratic. Some points flowed smoothly and I felt in control of the match. Other times I would space out and […]
When I played played squash tonight, I tried to stay in front of my opponent, like I promised in the last post. This was a disaster. My opponent, who I typically beat, was cutting all my shots off early and running me ragged around the court. I lost the first 2 games pretty badly. Thinking […]
When I’m playing my best squash, I’m at the T and my opponent is stuck in the back. I’m quite tall — 6 foot 4 — and it must be frustrating for any opponent of mine to be stuck in the back, trying to dislodge me from the T. I know this because whenever I […]
Welcome to the very first post in my squash blog. My name is Pierre Bastien and I’ve been playing squash since I was about 13 years old. I played on the varsity teams at Exeter and Princeton. These days I play once or twice a week, mostly to stay in shape. I started this website, […]
This model was from a few years ago. Looks like there are still a few pairs still available, but they might not be there by the time you read this. And here’s another color scheme, white/navy/silver. This is the one Nick Matthew wears: And here’s one more with a red styling. Nick used to wear […]
The Dunlop Pro GTX 130. Update: This racket was succeeded by the Dunlop Pro GTS 130, although a “Classic” version of this racket appeared in 2017. Related Models Dunlop Aerogel Pro GT (2007) Dunlop Aerogel 4D Pro GT-X (2009) Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GT-X (2012) (this racket) Dunlop Biomimetic Pro GTS (2013) I started using the […]
The Black Knight Magnum Frost has been played by top Aussie Ryan Cuskelly. Feel that chill?
I feel like I’m staring at some sort of shoe unicorn. A shoenicorn, if you will. You can’t even buy this shoe. You can only hope to come across it while traversing an enchanted forest. If you want something more for mortals, you might like the regular Adidas Stabil Optifit line.
These are called Adidas Court Stabil IV J and they are junior squash shoes. I don’t think they’re available anymore, I’m just including them here for fun. There’s the black style you see above, and the blue style below.
Looks like these junior squash shoes are a branch of Adidas Court Stabils. I could only find the navy ones available for sale, and only in the UK. It looks like these shoes are being phased out in favor of the Court Stabil 2 XJ. Buy – UK amazon.co.uk