Squash: Precision Play

Each season, squash rackets get more technical with the emphasis on power, precision and comfort. We take a look at some of the new 2011 designs.

Dunlop Biomimetic Max

Endorsed by World No.2 Ramy Ashour, this racket features a teardrop head shape with long main strings for greater string deflection, which is enhanced by a Powermax string pattern. Constructed from graphite and incorporating Biomimetic technology, the racket features HM6 Carbon, Aeroskin technology to reduce aerodynamic drag and Gecko-Tac grip for control in all conditions.

RRP: TBA || www.dunlopsports.com

Tecnifibre Suprem Sword

Tecnifibre’s Suprem Sword is a full graphite squash racket with Ellipsis Shaft technology, said to increase stability by 40 per cent and stiffness by 80 per cent. Pre-strung with Tecnifibre string, this racket’s head size is 500 sq cm. The Suprem Sword features graphics designed in conjunction with top English and World Top 20 player Alister Walker.

RRP: £79.99 || www.tecnifibresquash.com, www.smashsports.co.uk

Prince EXO3 Rebel

Prince says the EXO3 Rebel offers lightweight power and improved control and spin for accuracy in shots. Features include Energy Bridge, an exo-skeletal structure that suspends the string bed from the frame to increase the virtual head size for an up to 83 per cent larger sweetspot, whilst reducing frame vibration by up to 50 per cent, Prince claims. A patented Energy Channel is said to provide added stability.

RRP: £160 || www.princesquash.com

Wilson Tour BLX

With power as its focus, the Tour BLX is designed to offer the pace and precision needed to penetrate the court from any position. It has a head size of 466 sq cm and unstrung weight of 138g. The use of the company’s BLX technology also allows for an improved feel, the company claims. This is Peter Barker’s new choice of racket.

RRP £119.95 || www.wilson.com

For more, see the February issue of SGB Sports, p18.