Nick Matthew, along with Ramy Ashour are the two best players squash players in the world. Both use Dunlop squash rackets. This post focuses on the Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130 Squash Racket which Nick Matthew uses.
This racquet is an updated model of the Dunlop Aerogel 4D Evolution 120 that Nick played with last year. The primary differences are the additions of Dunlop’s newer tecnologies: Aeroksin, HM6 Carbon and the Gecko-Tac grip as well as the addition of 10g of weight.
The technologies I have covered in a previous post which you can read here. Although the racquet’s weight has increased 10g the balance has remained the same. It is a head light racquet. The addition of the 10g is quite helpful as it makes the racquet more usable for the average player. One of the biggest complaints of the Aerogel 4D Evolution 120 was that it was so light and head light in addition which made it a difficult racquet for most players to generate enough pace with to have a solid length game. The Biomimetic 130 being a little heavier overall does help a bit with this. It still requires the player to generate a lot of racquet head speed but it is not quite as dramatic as with the previous years model. It is a great racquet though for taking the ball early on the volley at the ‘T’ because of its light weight and head light balance. Both of these characteristics make it extremely quick to manoeuvre which is why it is so effective for volleying at the ‘T’.
Overall this is a great racquet for a player that is aggressive at the ‘T’ taking the ball on the volley and has the technique to be able to generate enough racquet head speed to have an effective basic length game.
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The specifications from Dunlop:
HM6 Carbon enhances racket feel; Aeroskin technology reduces aerodynamic drag making the racket faster through the air and the Gecko-Tac grip gives ultimate control in all conditions.
The racquet of Nick Matthew, PSA World Ranking #1.