Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130 Squash Racquet – The racquet of Nick Matthew

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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.

We have the Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130 Squash Racquet available in our Pro Shop at a great price.  Please check it out.

The specifications from Dunlop:

The Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130 squash racquet is handcrafted with a teardrop design for enhanced power whilst maintaining torsional stability through a small bridge in the throat area. This frame provides players of all levels lightweight power capability with an element of control. The racquet is constructed with graphite and features Dunlop’s new Biomimetic technology. 

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.

Specifications:
Frame Weight: 130g
Balance: Head Light
Head Size: 490cm2
Stiffness: 78.5
String Pattern: 14×18
String Tension: 20-30lbs
Construction: HM6 Carbon
String: Precision
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6 thoughts on “Dunlop Biomimetic Evolution 130 Squash Racquet – The racquet of Nick Matthew

  1. I noticed you do reviews on mostly dunlop racquets and the ocassional black knight and tecnifibre. However, there are no wilson racquet reviews. Maybe this is because the only top 10 player using wilson now is Peter Barker. I am an avid squash player and I have tested and demo-ed all the dunlop biomimetic series and I have tested the prince evo3 racquets as well. However, I recently tested a Wilson BLx one30 and it was phenomenal. There was almost zero vibration as compared to all the other recent racquets I tried. And I really mean zero vibration. maybe because of the built-in shock absorbers in the racquet frame. Comes with alot of power and control due to the removal of vibration. High comfort factor as well. It is definitely a racquet worth playing with and I highly recommend you try it out. One of the most under-rated brands of squash racquets(Wilson) now in my opinion.

    • Christopher,

      Thank you very much for taking the time to post! I have not tried a Wilson squash racquet out in a few years to be very honest. I don’t have any and none of my squash friends are currently playing with them. Hence I have not been in a position to review them. I play with a Wilson tennis racquet that I love so I am familiar with the BLX technology though. I should probably take another look at Wilson’s squash gear and give it a try. Thanks again for posting and sharing your opinion it is appreciated.

      Jeff

    • I feel like the Wilson racquets fell out of favor after the N-code series, which I found to be quite popular. K-factor was generally not a successful line. Perhaps BLX will get them some redemption.

      I use the Biomimetic Evolution 130 and I’ve got to say it’s a wonderful racquet, especially for the aggressive volley-player from the T-position. If you’ve got reasonable technique, it provides a lot of pop and allows for a lot of “wristy” shots due to the weight and balance. For the same reason, beginners might find it hard to use since it is still considerably light, despite it’s 10g addition. In effect, what Jeff wrote.

  2. I, too, have tried the Wilson racquets with the Triad system. I have some Wilson N130’s. And I will likely upgrade to the new BLX one30. The Triad design has a built-in dampening system that pretty much eliminates harshness, but allows just the right amount of vibration. And the weight and head-heavy balance, combined with longer mains make for a very powerful racquet. It just FEELS right. Very comfortable, easy swinging, with good control and excellent power. I wonder why more manufacturers haven’t come up with a similar concept. I have a ton of racquets from Head, Dunlop, Harrow and Wilson, and I keep going back to these N130 frames.

  3. Yea Jimmy, I am using the wilson blx one30 with the triad system. It pretty much eliminates all the harsh unwanted vibration and exactly what you said. I recommend you upgrade to the blx one30! It’s a great stick. I own Prince and dunlop racquets but I keep going back to my wilson blx one30.

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