Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max – Racket review

There has been a great deal of interest in the Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max squash racket since Ramy Ashour started using it.  Having the #1 player in the world using your racket certainly is great for Dunlop.

I have been trying it out for a few weeks now and have been really enjoying playing with it.  The long mains give this racket lots of power.  The frame weight of 137 grams is relatively light and as the racket is head light it is very maneuverable.  It is terrific for volleying for this reason.

The Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max is a little stiffer than the other current Aerogel 4D offerings.  Its feel is a little different because of that. Most Dunlop rackets I would describe as having a soft feel.

To check out the rest of the specifications of the Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max check it out at

Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max Squash Racquet.

Ramy Ashour

7 thoughts on “Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max – Racket review

  1. The racket that is displayed isn’t what he is using! It’s an old model he is using done up. It has duel stringing holes down the bottom and the one that is for sale “Aerogel 4D max” doesn’t have the same stringing patern. I watched him in the Australian open and he is awesome. The best match i have ever seen when he beat Gaultier in 5.

  2. Jeff Warren says:

    Jeff – Thank for taking the time to visit my site and post your comment on my blog. Ramy is an squash player and that match against Gaulthier must have been awesome.

    In my review there are two pictures. One of just a racquet and one of Ramy which has the handle racket in it as well. The main product shot of the picture is the Dunlop Aerogel 4D Max which is currently available for sale. I took the picture directly from one of Dunlop’s catalogs. He is also captioned with it current on Dunlop site currently too. From the videos I have seen of him playing this year it certainly looks like he is playing with it. It sounds like you had a much better vantage point being actually there and I can’t comment on the match you saw. The best picture I could find was from It as an article from September 2010 and has picture of him and Gaultier and the second picture gets a real good shot of the racket. He is using different strings, like Tecnifibre which he normally uses but the racket appears to be same one I have in the article.

    Once again thanks for posting!

  3. The most obvious difference is the fan string pattern. I asked a Dunlop rep about this (sent photos from the recent Kuwait Open) and he said he couldn’t give me an answer as to what racquet Ramy was using.

  4. Jeff Warren says:

    Mojo sent me some pictures some very clear pictures, one a promo shot and another a picture from the Kuwait Open and I agree that it is not the Max he is playing with now. They are painting it exactly the same as the Max though. Further the Dunlop website has changed and no longer features a picture of him with the Max. It has a picture of him with a racquet that is not even on the site and not available at this time to my knowledge. Thanks for the comments Jeff and Mojo!

  5. I noticed the string pattern first but thought maybe it had a custom string pattern but it looks to me like an old Black Max. Much rounder at the top and not as flowy at the bottom of the head.

  6. guys guys, the racket on the picture with ramy is prince airstick 130. Wonderful racket to play with, I use it, but it breaks easily unfortunately.

  7. DJ,

    Thanks for posting! It might well be the Airstick 130. This article was written very close to when he first switched to Dunlop so most of the pictures that were available at the time were of him still using the Airstick 130.

    I definitely agree with you that the Prince Airstick 130 is a great squash racquet. I have used it as well . Thanks again for posting!


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