Info for Your Squashgame

Good Agressive-style Medium-skill racquet please!

Published: 17 Feb 2009 - 05:38 by VirtualNexus

Updated: 18 Feb 2009 - 07:30

Subscribers: Log in to subscribe to this post.

Hello everyone,

I've been playing squash for about a year now, and I'm looking to upgrade my racquet from my crappy Wilson Ti Comp. 
I’m looking for a racquet in a teardrop shape (just preference). My playing style is pretty aggressive, so I think I need a racquet that’s a little head-heavy?? My budget is around $100 CAD, and I’ve found a few racquets in this range:
1.         Dunlop BlackMax Ti            140g
2.         Prince TT Sovereign           135g
3.         BlackKnight Bandit 2          140g
4.         Wilson N145                      145g
I realize that racquets are very personal, but still if someone could recommend the best out of these OR any other good racquet for an aggressive-style, medium-skill player, that would be great. I tend to hit the walls from time to time, so a racquet that won’t break too easily would be nice. 
Also, if anyone is from the Toronto area, please recommend a good place to buy racquets for fair prices. Thanks for all your help in advance! 
squash game squash extras How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here...


Please Note: The most recent replies are now at the top!

From VirtualNexus - 18 Feb 2009 - 07:30

 Thanks for the info Demo. I actually found a guy locally through searching online who can get me pretty much any racquet for fair prices. The four racquets I mentioned above are pretty much all in my price range (including Black Knight 5242 Bandit 2). Actually the Prince Sovereign is the most expensive I can get from my local seller, at $125 Cd.

So far I have 1 vote for the Prince Sovereign and 2 for BlackKnight racquets in general (any info specifically on the Bandit2?) What do you guys think of the Dunlop BlackMax Ti and the Wilson N145? I just noticed that the Dunlop is the only one that's head-light, so I think I should stay away from it considering my playing style/skill level, am I right?

I plan to play with the racquet I buy for a atleast 2-3 years while my game improves, so I want to get assurance from experienced players like yourselves that the one I pick is good.

Back to top

From Demo - 18 Feb 2009 - 06:05   -   Updated: 18 Feb 2009 - 06:16

Hey, there are some Canadian online stores for you to look at: (Kingston, ONT)

I've ordered gear from them before, no problems shipping here to Montreal. If you want to drive, you can drive the 3 hours from TO.

There's also which is located in BC.

Finally, you have, which is associated with a Montreal retail store. However their online store's supply is not the same as their brick and mortar store here in Montreal, which I've shopped at.

You may like the ratings they have on with regards to the racquets (power, control, swing weight, stiffness). You can use this as a bit of a guideline in searching for a racquet.


In terms of Black Knight racquets, it's a bit of a stretch on your price range, but take a look at the 7730 CCT , or if you can find a used C2C White or Aurora model, you may like those better. The C2C models are extremely popular at my club.

 There are quite a few squash racquets available on craigslist in the TO area.


Back to top

From Adz - 17 Feb 2009 - 16:58

Even though I don't get on with them myself, the Prince TT Sov is a pretty good racquet. Well worth a look!


Can't help with the Canadian shop though.







Back to top

From VirtualNexus - 17 Feb 2009 - 16:23

 Rippa, thanks for the reply.

So you think the BK Bandit2 would be the best option for my style of playing? I think I'd be classified as a "power-player", not really a touch player. That's why I'm trying to steer away from the really light racquets like the Head LM 120 (that and the fact that I think I'd break them easily). Also, I need some work on my backhand. I know that certain techniques will improve that too, but if a racquet exists that could help me hit backhand shots better, that would be perfect. I was leaning towards the Dunlop BlackMax Ti because of the price, do you guys think its a good racquet for my style?

Also, I'm located in Canada not US, and I'd prefer to buy locally or from a Canadian based site (let me know if anyone knows of any good ones).

Thanks in advance for the help guys =)

Back to top

From rippa rit - 17 Feb 2009 - 07:02   -   Updated: 17 Feb 2009 - 07:02

Hi - I have just looked at the squashgame US SHOP (see the tab in the righthand corner) and the Black Knight Bandit2 is on special for $65 strung with Ashaway Powernick.

Back to top

Sorry, only members can post replies on this and all other Members` Forum items.

Join Here - It`s fast and it`s free!

Check other member benefits here...

Support Squashgame

Support us here at! If you think we helped you, please consider our Squash Shop when purchasing or make a small contribution.

Products Now Available

US Squash Shop



Squash Balls


Squash Rackets

Sport and Leisure

Video Games