How To Choose A Squash Racquet?
There are two primary types of composition in a squash racquet; the open throat design and the single post, teardrop or closed throat construction.
An open throat will help provide control and stability due to the shorter main strings. The Harrow Vapor has a superior blend of power and control that makes it the obvious choice for top PSA pros and club players of all levels.
A closed throat has a larger sweet spot that can be more forgiving and help you generate more power.The Harrow Response is a great option for players looking for improved pace without sacrificing feel or control.
In squash there are three different categories of balance in a racquet. Head light racquets, head heavy racquets and even balanced racquets. Each play very differently and have different benefits to the player. After-market modifications of grip or strings or lead tape may alter the original factory specs but general specifics are below.
A head heavy frame is also best suited for hardball doubles to create power and consistency when trying to create pace with a shorter swing or reflex volley. The Harrow M-140 is our top selling racquet used by top doubles pros.
Evenly distributed weight will make these racquets provide maneuverability (faster swing) while still generating power. The Harrow Vibe is a lightweight, even balanced frame that has the perfect flexibility to increase your shot making and power.
Squash racquets range in weight from 135 grams to 170 grams. The appropriate weight of the racquet typically depends on personal preference, however there are advantages to both a lighter racquet and a heavier racquet.
Keep in mind that Harrow racquets are listed as strung, finished weights so the advertised specs may appear to be heavier than other brands. That finished weight (including all or a variation of paint, grip and grommets) can add 15-25 grams to another brands “frame weight”. The only Harrow models that note frame weight are the Reflex, Response and Meta racquets.
Light Weight (130g - 150g):
Heavy Weight (151g - 190g):
A heavier racquet can help you add more power to your shots, offer increased stability and smooth impact through the ball with a longer swing. At 170g, the Harrow Storm has a large and long sweet spot. Less effort is needed to drive the ball consistently with the additional flex in this frame.
We have 3 different skill levels for Squash Racquets:
The Harrow Turbo features increased flexibility with a longer teardrop sweet spot for maximum control and power. The added overall weight of the racquet, with its even balance, helps players feel the ball better through the contact zone to groove their swing.
The best ticket to the next level. Harrow intermediate racquets continue to focus on control but introduce a key element of power to elevate your game. The Harrow Meta 115 has added head weight in an even balanced and flexible frame which gives the fledgling player all the power and control they need.
The best of both worlds, this range of Harrow squash racquets offer an even balance of power and control, helping players continuously improve their skills. The Harrow Vapor has long been the gold standard for playing and teaching pros giving them all the high performance they expect in a lightweight and even balanced frame.
All of Harrow's Squash Racquets are made of high-end carbon graphite, recognized for the performance quality and consistency it delivers.
How Often Should I Replace My Racquet?
Racquets can last years if they are properly maintained and we recommend restringing your racquet every couple of months with regular play. Our frames come factory strung at 28-32 pounds using our premier lineup of strings but, ultimately, string tension is also a personal preference and can be different for softball versus hardball.
The general rule is that lower tension gives more power while tighter strings provide more control. We have multiple string packs and reels available at 17 or 18 gauges in both multifilament and polyurethane coating.
If you have any questions about our squash racquets please contact Dave Rosen, VP of Racquet Sports. firstname.lastname@example.org