@BK_1976 the Twitter Account of Black Knight in the UK has been busy this week asking people who their newest sponsored player was in the video below.
Today it was finally revealed who the player was. Many had been able to guess already but it was confirmed by Black Knight to be Daryl Selby
They did not announce the racquet he has selected to play with but it looks like and I have been able to confirm it is the Black Knight Corona6.
Black Knight Magnum Corona6 Squash Racquet
Black Knight Magnum Corona 6 as used by Daryl Selby
Signing Daryl Selby is a great choice for Black Knight. The highest profile player they have signed currently other than Daryl is David Palmer but he is no longer playing on the PSA Tour having retired. Having someone that has been a top 10 player and may well return to the top 10 in their lineup gives Black Knight some excellent exposure. Daryl Selby is someone that often goes deep in to the PSA tournaments so he will be seen on PSAsquashtv.com regularly as well as of course in person at the tournaments. We should get to see Daryl in action with his new Black Knight Magnum Corona6 shortly in the upcoming World Team Championships.
This is the time of year that we are busy ordering and getting ready for the next squash season. It is the end of the squash season for most but for us it is an exciting time. We are busy going over catalogues and order forms trying to figure out what to order for the next squash season. So what is coming from Dunlop for the next squash season? All new racquets in the Biomimetic series!
I recently switched to the Harrow Spark after several years using the Black Knight Magnum Corona. The primary difference between these racquets is the lightness of the Spark. The Corona is, in my opinion, a fairly standard racquet in terms of weight and balance. The head is almost completely circular while the Spark is more oblong.
There is, of course, a trade-off with a lighter racquet. The Spark is a very “maneuverable” racquet, meaning you can hit the ball with a compromised or improvised swing and don’t necessarily need a full backswing to make good contact. However, to generate power you need ample racquet head speed. It took me a few weeks to adjust to this difference; the Corona was heavier and thus more powerful. Overall I prefer the freedom afforded by the Spark. It is much easier to dig the ball out of the back corners, and to hit the ball when it’s behind you (or otherwise non-ideal positions). Having to generate racquet head speed is also a good thing for shot consistency and accuracy. I would recommend it for players who feel their current racquet is sluggish or difficult to control.
We are very pleased to have received our new shipment of Hi-Tec squash shoes for the upcoming squash season. This year is pretty exciting as it sees the launch of two new models. The Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinty Flare, the squash shoes that Nick Matthew is playing with are one of the new models. The other is the Hi-Tec V-Lite Crosscourt Squash shoes. Here are the details on both shoes.
Hi-Tec V-Lite Infinity Flare Squash Shoes
The new V-Lite Infinity Flare, as worn by double world champion Nick Matthew is a product at the very top of its game. Packed full of game changing technologies – lightweight, fast, cushioned, supportive. The Infinity Flare is simply a superior a shoe to anything else on the market. Want to be a better squash player? Then demand the best and choose the Infinity Flare!
Nick Matthew: “The Infinity Flare are the most supportive and cushioned squash shoes I’ve ever had the privilege to wear”.
4:SYS midsole reduces loading rates by up to 35%
Heel impact zone – the impact zone provides up to 38% better impact cushioning than other leading footwear
Super light moulded EVA sockliner
External TPU heel counter
Seamless upper for unrivalled comfort
Forefoot ESS inserts to aid lateral movement
Abrazone forefoot re-enforcement
Bonded nylon support frame
The Blue/Yellow version of the Infinity Flare are now discontinued. We have a new and improved model in stock. To check them out click on the View in store link below!
Hi-Tec V-Lite Crosscourt Squash Shoes
Court is where it all started for Hi-Tec. Our original success grew from the breakthrough design and development of H
i-Tec’s first ever shoe, the Hi-Tec Squash, specifically designed for the then fast growing game of squash. We continue to push the boundaries with our Squash shoes with technologies such as V-Lite & Peak Force.
Lightweight V-Lite upper with TPU welded overlays.
Asymmetrical lacing system for anatomical fit.
Abrazone liquid rubber toe cap protection
Multi-density CMEVA midsole for improved efficiency.
Non-marking Peak Force outsole technology.
V-Lite is a revolutionary vertical build concept that strips away as much weight as possible without sacrificing performance or durability.
To purchase the Hi-Tec V-Lite Crosscourt Squash shoes click here.
We just received our new shipment of Biomimetic racquets from Dunlop and I was very excited to open it to see the new Dunlop Biomimetic Max 2012 Squash Racquet. It is a great looking racquet and I will be giving our demo a try in the next few days. For now here is a promotional picture from Dunlop and the specifications of it.
To purchase the Dunlop Biomimetic Max 2012 Squash racquet please click here
The updated Biomimetic Max is an ideal racquet for any advanced/intermediate player looking for pure power. The teardrop head shape provides long main strings for greater string deflection enhanced by Powermax string pattern. Control and pin point precision is improved with the inclusion of Anatomic Construction technology which increases torsional stability during off centre shots.
The racquet is constructed with graphite and features Dunlop’s Biomimetic technology. HM6 Carbon enahnces the racquet feel, Aerosping technology reduces aerodynamic drag making the racquet faster through the air and the Gecko-Tac grip gives ultimate control in all conditions.
Ramy Ashour Highest PSA World Ranking #1′s racquet.
Dunlop’s new racquets for the 2011/2012 squash season are almost here. We expect to have them in our ProShop and online store in July. With their arrival coming so soon it is time to start looking at the new technologies that Dunlop have added to their line of racquets for this year. The new series name is Biomimetic – Inspired by nature perfected by Dunlop. The new technologies added this year to their Biomimetic series are: Aeroskin, HM6 Carbon and Gecko-Tac Grip.
Black Knight has some really great looking new squash racquets coming out very soon. We received our first product shots of them this week and they really do look amazing. There are new racquets in the ION series and Magnum series. I have not had a chance to try these racquets out yet but will be doing so in the next week or two if things go according to plan. I will be posting more information on them then. For now here are the pictures!
What do Amr Shabana, James Willstrop and David Palmer have in common? The Hi-Tec S701 Indoor Court Shoes. We have just received our initial shipment and have sizes 7-12 and 13 in stock. Be one of the first squash players to use these great shoes and pickup a pair. The Hi-Tec S701 Indoor Court Shoes can be found at our online store.