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Best Racquet for the student player?

Published: 16 May 2010 - 15:37 by LDotto

Updated: 21 May 2010 - 09:19

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First time poster, but long time player of squash here!

Just like a half hour ago i broke my Apollo Yoda Ti playing a casual game with a friend, i missed a shot and gave the floor a little tap, and my racquet's frame broke...i've had that thing for i THINK 10 years now, so i suppose it was bound to give eventually. I havent played steadily since i was in high school, but im beginning to again, im playing every day now on my University's courts and im finally lsing some weight (i'm a bigger guy, so squash is about as perfect a game for me to get healthy and fit again) so obviously i need to go get a new racquet ASAP!

Now, i'm looking for something reasonably priced, $50-$100 (Canadian dollars) since i'm a student and don't have much money to throw around. Given my experience a few moments ago i need a racquet that is very durable, because im starting up again i would like something rather forgiving, and i play a power game mostly, not so good with touch.

Anyone have any suggestions for a durable, reasonably priced racquet?

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From oldwhpsian - 21 May 2010 - 09:19

i playalot of squash and am quite good at it. i would say get a racquet that matches the level of your game (or what it should be). i have got the wilson [K]Factor and it is absolutely amazing. i live in south africa so i dont really know about prices. it was about 1700 rand which is like 135 US$. but if this is too expensive, i would recomend you go for something like a prince O3 or even better, a tecnifibre carbolflex 130. my friend is sponsored by tecnifibre and lets me play with the racquets he gets(10 per year). they really are very good racquets. the carboflex 130 is by far the best of the tecnifibres. these areabout 1300 rand which is very affordable. plus these racquets dont break for sh1t. he still has one from the day they came out (its the one i play with) and it has survived 11 hours a week of intense squash per week since then. i would recomend getting that. or if youre looking for something cheaper, the tecnifibre dynergy tour 125 is also exellent.

happy squashing!

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From rippa rit - 16 May 2010 - 16:28   -   Updated: 16 May 2010 - 16:31

LDotto - welcome to the forum.  Keep coming back and you will be encouraged all the way.  You will see the Relevant Content tab (top lefthand column) has brought up heaps of reading for you.  If you are still confused after scanning  these forum posts give us a few more questions!! A new racket will feel like heaven as a ten year old racket would have lost its sting for sure as the strings would have been well past their used by date.

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From LDotto - 16 May 2010 - 16:18

I just realized most of you have never heard of Apollo, it's a canadian brand, here's the racquet i just broke :(

 

http://www.apolloemrik.com/YODA_TITANIUM.html

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