Nick Matthew’s 2018 Racket the Dunlop Hyperfibre+ Evolution Pro:
Dunlop Hyperfibre Plus Evolution Pro Nick Matthew racket is best suited to aggressive players who want power, extra stiffness and solid durability. It has an oversized 75.9in2 (490cm2) head and gives players more confidence to attack the ball, ensures added stability, as well as great levels of power and control thanks to revolutionary Hyperfibre+ technology.
To cut through the air faster, the racket boasts Aero Profile technology, whereas to smooth air flow and reduce drag, there is AeroSkin CX technology. A forgiving feel and more spin are delivered by Parallel Strung technology, and Great White 17G string offers a combination of spin and comfort. This lightweight 120g (4.2oz) racket features an extra head light balance for speedy handling and further enhances power due to Hybrid Cross Section technology.
Advertised frame weight: 120 grams
Advertised balance: Extra Head Light
Head size: 490 cm sq
String pattern: 14 x 18
Measured weight (all-in): 153 grams
Measured balance: 35 cm
Measured frame stiffness: 156
Nick’s squash shoes the Hi Tec Adrenalin Pro Elite / Ad Pro Elite
The hi-tec ad pro elite is the leading shoe in the hi-tec court range! Featuring a mesh and synthetic leather upper which promotes breathability and support. The abrazone medial forefoot overlay provides drag protection. With a mid-foot tpu shank and ultra-lightweight eva midsole, the ad pro elite ensures you have all the underfoot cushioning, support and stability you need. The high grip, non-marking rubber outsole features integrated cut zones and roll bars, for enhanced movements on the court.
Outer Material: Other Leather
Inner Material: Textile
Sole: Other materials
Material Composition: Synthetic
Abrazone Medial Forefoot Overlay – Provides ‘drag’ protection.
Midfoot TPU Shank – Helps maintain stability and support whilst remaining lightweight.
Oval Locking Lacing System – Keeps the foot secure when in motion,
Padded Heel and Tongue – Lock the foot into a comfortable position.
Wicking Liner – Releases excess moisture to keep you cool and dry.
Nick’s Dunlop Performance Squash Bag
This is the 8-racket version:
The Dunlop Tac Performance 8 Racket Bag has the following features: The Dunlop Tac Performance 8 Racket Bag is suitable for both tennis and squash rackets. The bag has two large pockets in which a maximum of 8 rackets can be carried. The racket bag is also provided with various pockets on the sides and a special pocket for shoes. All pockets have a zipper. The racket bag is provided with two detachable, adjustable shoulder straps which offers the possibility to carry the bag as a backpack.
Specifications: Dunlop racket bag for squash and tennis rackets Maximal 8 rackets Various pockets, all with zipper Two adjustable, detachable shoulder straps Material: 100% polyamide Colour: black – orange – grey Size: 81 x 28 x 33cm.
Nick’s clothing sponsor is Dunlop and he uses a variety of their clothing lines, the good news is that they are all available pretty cheaply.
Nick started using these a couple of years ago now to aid recovery, movement balance and protect against injury.
The BV SPORT research and development centre, with its many scientific studies, proved that the pressure put on the lower limbs varies depending on the type and thickness of the living biological tissues of which they are composed. These tissues act as a pressure shock absorber (muscles and fat) or are otherwise incompressible (bones and, to a lesser extent, tendons and nerves).
These innovative factors have enabled us to design meshes of variable levels of rigidity (flexible/semi-rigid/rigid), which have been incorporated into the production of our compression ranges (Booster and ProRecup) since 2004.
Selective compression respects athletes’ anatomy and physiology, optimises muscular biomechanics during movement, improves venous return, limits extraneous vibrations and oscillations, decreases the risk of stiffness and DOMS and raises the fatigue threshold.