Monthly Archives: November 2013

What Squash Racquet to Buy? Should I get an open or closed throat?

So what is better for squash an open throat teardrop racquet or a closed throat racquet with a bridge? The answer is it depends on the player! To better understand that answer we need to know what the pro’s and con’s of each type are.

Head Graphene Cyano 115 Squash Racquet

Open Throat or Teardrop Racquet

The racquet to the left, the Head Graphene Cyano 115 has an open throat or a teardrop style of head. The primary benefits of an open throat are a larger sweet spot and more power. The larger sweet spot is provided because of the larger distance between where the string contacts the frame. This is also why a teardrop head will generally provide more power.

The elasticity of the string, its give on contact with the ball and its snapping back in to place is how the string imparts force on the ball.  The more the string can give and then snap back the more velocity the ball will have coming off of the strings. The longer the strings the more they can give and thus the more power can be achieved.

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A Review of the Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Squash Racquet

Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Squash Racquet the racquet of Mohamed elshorbagy This is the racquet that rising squash star Mohamed Elshorbagy plays with. With him having won the Qatar Classic 2013 a couple of weeks ago I thought now would be a good time to post a review of it. It also gave me a good reason to pull out the demo to give it a good test hit!

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Qatar Classic 2013 – Nick Matthew and the Hi-Tec Infinity Flare

Edit – Please read comments below as it appears that Nick may not have been wearing the Infinity Flare but an older model that was altered to have the same colour scheme.

Nick Matthew and Mohamed Elshorbaby at the Qatar Classic 2013

Photo credit to www.squashsite.co.uk

The Qatar Classic 2013 Championship just finished and what a tournament it was. There were a number of unexpected upsets. Daryl Selby took out James Willstrop, Borja Golan elminated Gregory Gaultier and Mohamed Elshorbagy beat Karim Darwish. That left us with a Nick Matthew vs Mohamed Elshorbaby final. What a final it was. A massive battle between two tremendous players. Shorbagy came through and won his first World Series event with a hard fought 5-game victory.

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