The price of a squash racket
The price of the racket is very important to the novice squash player. Rackets up to a price of 60 pounds are usually more than suitable for those taking their first forays into squash. Usually it applies that the more expensive the racket, the lighter. That is, in expensive squash rackets materials are used that are equally strong, but just that bit lighter.
The shape of a racket blade
Depending on the shape of the racket blade, squash rackets behave differently. A squash racket with an open throat blade (drop-shaped) makes it easier to hit with a lot of strength. This is because there is more space for the stringing. In other words: it's possible to tension longer strings. This increases the elasticity of the racket considerably. The counterpart of an open throat racket is a closed throat racket. These rackets have a bridge on the lower side of the blade. This makes the maximum length of the strings shorter. This has the large advantage of players who benefit from more control over the ball. Technical and all-round players will really have to choose a squash racket with a closed throat.
Weight of the racket
The more expensive the racket, the lighter As previously mentioned this applies to squash rackets. The rackets in our range weigh between 120 and 200 gr. The more expensive models are made from graphite, whereas the cheaper models are mostly made from aluminium. The weight mentioned only refers to the frame and not to the stringing and extra grip ribbon. You'll hardly notice this difference in weight, but when the playing frequency increases, it's wise to choose a lighter model.
Advanced and competitive players will, in addition to the characteristics above, also consider the balance of the squash racket, the stringing pattern and the type of strings of importance. With the filters on the left side of the menu it's possible to filter squash rackets on more criteria.
The four playing types and the corresponding characteristics of squash rackets.
- Control: for players who like to have and keep control during their game. Often the rather technical players. The most important characteristics of their squash racket: a head-heavy or balanced racket with a closed-throat racket frame.
- Dynamic: for the fast play with variations, a squash racket with a centre of gravity around the grip is the perfect choice. In addition the racket must have a closed throat and long strings.
- Power: for powerful hits you need a racket with a head-heavy balance. In addition a closed-throat construction and long strings are required.
- Comfort: for those who want to benefit from controlled play paired with less weight there are squash rackets that have an Orca or Plastron construction.