Miguel Rodriguez squash racket

Technifibre carboflex 125 Heritage squash racket.

2018 British open champion Miguel Rodriguez uses the Technifibre carboflex 125 Heritage squash racket.

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Additional specs

Balance: 350+/- 5 mm

Beam: 18mm

Construction: Graphite & Basaltex Multiaxial

FactoryStrings: Sythetic Gut Black 1.25 Gauge

Flex: Isomorph Shaft

Head size (Inches): 77″

Head size (cm): 500 cm

Stringing pattern: 14 x 18

Unstrung weight: 125 grams

Previous Racket

He was previously using the Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125, a new frame with a similar power ring setup used in some of the prince rackets.

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Features

• Premium construction made of lightweight but extremely torsion-resistant high modulus graphite for fast response and explosive acceleration, frame weight: 125 g (+/- 5 g, without string, eyelet and grip band).

• Includes high-quality fabric with TF Dnamx-string, diameter: 1.20 mm, black, “made in France” and full-cover.

• Arch power technology: optimum unfolding of the dynamic properties of the highly elastic PU covering by means of max. length of the longitudinal strings, jumbo shaft design with elliptical frame profile for max. power.

• Playing surface: 490 cm2, for ultimate power development/max. ball speed.

Watch Miguel capture the 2018 British Open title against world number 1. Mohammed El Shorbagy.

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James Willstrop squash racket

This is called the Unsquashable James Willstrop Hero squash racket, his new signature branding. View it here on Amazon.

Willstrop has been using the Unsquashable Y-Tec Pro racket

It seems to be the same specs just with updated graphics

Weight: 140 grams

Balance: Even

String Pattern: 14 x 18

Head size: 500 sq cm

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Paul Coll Squash Racket

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Fast rising Kiwi squash star Paul Coll uses the Eye V.Lite 115 Control

The extended fan string pattern is offset by the thicker shaft, allowing for a balanced weight distribution. The frame is relatively stiff, giving a direct response and impressive control.

Balance:

Head-light

Head size (cm):

477 cm

Stringing pattern:

14 x 18

Unstrung weight:

115 grams

Brand:

Eye Rackets

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Aqua Sphere Vista Swimming goggle review

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As a competitive open water swimmer, I have tried and searched for goggles that I am happy to use all year round, that are comfortable, provide good visibility and remain durable.

The Aqua Sphere Vista Swim Goggles were the final pair I settled on after previously using the Speedo Fastskin3 Elite Mirror and the Zoggs Predator Flex Polarized Ultra.

They have ultimately proved to be the best value by far which is why I am happy to provide a review of them.

Product Description

The Vista features the best in Aqua Sphere technology, with a comfortable, leak resistant skirt and a contoured, stylized frame.

The Vista is low profile and virtually eliminates all of the drag experienced with other swimming masks.

With its one-touch buckle, you are ensured a comfortable, custom fit so you can focus on your swim not you gear.

Features/Benefits: Wraparound, 180-degree visibility.

Quick-Fit one-touch adjustments.

Comfortable, leak resistant Silicone skirt.

100% UVA & UVB protection.

Durable Polycarbonate lenses with anti-fog and scratch resistant coating.

Technical Specs/Technologies: Silicone Gaskets Polycarbonate Lens

180-Degree Visibility.

Latex-Free.

My experience using them

Feel – these goggles are easily the most comfortable pair I’ve worn. Many lesser products use cheap rubber or latex but Aqua Sphere have ensured their goggles are made from smooth material that don’t cause unnecessary irritation.

With longer swims I would previously feel discomfort around the ears and bridge of my nose with these that isn’t present.

The Aqua Sphere goggles have a great flexible, strip of rubber that runs form one lens to another, to allow them to sit comfortably on my nose.

Aqua sphere

Aqua Sphere Vista Goggles are easy to Adjust – They have incorporated a design called the Quick-Fit Buckle to make it easier for you to tighten and loosen them. This is a push button catch mechanism on both sides, so if you want to take them off, you push down on the buttons and pull. To tighten pull the strap on each end until you have the desired tension fit.

A Large Visibility Area – Unlike other goggles, where you lose sight laterally and have to keep turning to to see left or right this pair has a very large visibility area allowing you to have good peripheral vision. This has been especially important in open water races where I have to keep oriented and stay aware of who is around me without having to turn and look.

No Water Leakage – It sounds stupid and obvious but all masks and goggles leak occasionally, but in my opinion the quality of the materials used makes it happen less with these than most, and that really also relates to the feel and comfort.

Final impression

On the whole there are hundreds of different goggles and masks out there some obviously cheaper and some more expensive.

A lot comes down to personal preference and generally finding a product that fits a particular face/head structure is down to trial and error but for me having messed with other brands the Aqua Sphere has proved to be a game changer. They fit my structure, they’re durable and provide a level of comfort that I am happy with.

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Ramy Ashour squash racket Prince TeXtreme Pro 600

 

Prince TeXtreme Pro Warrior 600 Squash Racket

Ramy uses the Prince TeXtreme Pro Warrior 600 Squash Racket  . Click here to view the product on Amazon.

  • Head Size: 74.5in2 (480cm2); Frame Weight: 129g (4.55oz);
  • Balance: 353mm (Head Heavy); Length: 27″ (686mm);
  • Grip: Resipro; String Pattern: 16 x 17;

 

 

Positioning TeXtreme at a 45 degree orientation at 2/10 positions on the hoop reduces the torsional deformation of the racquet head at these critical zones by up to 25%. This results in superior torsional stability at impact creating a bigger sweetspot for unparalleled power, response & accuracy for all squash players.

 

Ramy’s shoe sponsor switched from Adidas to Salming as many professionals seem to be doing.

Salming Race R2 3.0 Mens Court Shoe

  • ExoSkeleton- Reducing Pressure at MTP Joints; Slightly Longer Anatomical ErgoHeelCup-
  • Midsole: SpeedLite EVA Compound; Outsole: Torsion Guide System 62/75- for Stability and Flexibility
  • XR110 Rubber Compound with 25% More Traction; RollBar- for Lateral Push-Off
  • Lateral Movement Stabiliser- Dual-Torsion Unit; Non-Marking

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Prince Tour Team 6 Pack Racket Bag – Green

The Tour Team 6 pack Green is perfect for all of your game day gear, in a smaller more compact configuration. Fully loaded with superior construction materials, cooler compartments, extra accessory pockets and air mesh straps.

 

 

 

 

 

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