Ashaway, RI -- The fourth time was the sweetest for Squash great David Palmer. Confounding critics who said the 31-year-old Australian would no longer be able to compete for major titles, the fifth-seeded Palmer beat England's James Willstrop in an epic final to claim his fourth British Open men's squash title in Liverpool. The match proved to be one of the most dramatic in the 80-year history of the prestigious event and a major boost for the Lithgow, NSW, native, who had slipped from No. 2 to No. 6 in the world rankings after moving to the US with his young family.
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A lot has been going on with Ashaway.
Primarily a string maker of strings for all racquet sports, they've branched out into footwear as well in the squash arena. Here is some recent news.
Ashaway Introduces New Line of AMPS™ Squash Shoes - Ashaway has introduced a new line of squash shoes that are anatomically molded to the natural shape of the human foot. Ashaway AMPS™ (Anatomic Multi-Performance System) athletic footwear supports the whole foot, not just the ball and heel, thus increasing comfort and stability, and reducing foot fatigue. Read more
New Ashaway SuperNick® XL Micro Squash String Provides Increased Durability, Improved Shot Making, and Stronger Brand Recognition - Ashaway Racket Strings has improved its SuperNick® XL Micro squash string to provide increased durability, improved shot making, and stronger brand recognition.
By modifying the string's unique construction of nylon multifilament core and double-braided multifilament jacket, Ashaway has increased linear density of the finished string, resulting in superior durability for an 18 gauge string while still providing gut-like performance and excellent playability at lower tensions. Read More
Ashaway Racket Strings Introduces New Squash Shoe Model - Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced a new model to its growing line of squash shoes. Available for the fall season, the new Ashaway AST™ 5500i shoe is higher cut at the ankle with high-top lace eyelets, and incorporates a greater composition of leather throughout the upper portion for increased support. Like the other models in the Ashaway squash shoe line, the 5500i is built on Ashaway's unique Anatomic System Technology (AST) which increases comfort and stability and reduces foot fatigue. Read More
Ashaway squash gear.
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Ramy's not the only HEAD pro doing well this year. HEAD's MicroGel series for squash has become the choice for seven of the top 100 world ranked squash players, including PSA players Mohammed Azlan Iskandar and WISPA player Line Hansen. Ashour recently came off an injury to win the Bear Stearns Tournament of Champions and the 2008 PACE Canadian Squash Classic.
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Frame Weight: 170 g
Balance: Slightly head heavy
Long a favorite with intermediate players and especially for DOUBLES play. Over-size head and rugged graphite and fibreglass frame construction to absorb the banging.
100-day Manufacturer's Warranty
SquashGear.com recommends that if you like this racquet you get one or two, because it has been discontinued by the manufacturer..
$49.95 for one
$90.00 for two
$120.00 for three
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