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The Great Toronto Squash Ball Debate

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

 

I was out playing squash over at the St. Lawrence Community Recreation Centre (video above) over the weekend with a few other sportaholik squash players. There has been a huge debate over which squash ball to use. I’ve always used the “double yellow” and one of the guys insisted on the “blue dot” because it’s fast.  Not that I am anywhere near pro level but I’ve always been told that the “double yellow” was the ones that experienced players use and the “blue dot” is for beginners. It also seems to be the only ball that is used in recreational tournaments and games I’ve been involved with at any skill level.The simple reason that the blue dot ball is fast is because it’s extra bouncy to allow beginners to rally back and forth as it sits up better and gives the player enough time to return the ball anywhere on the court.Of course for the “double yellow” ball to be effective, one must warm the ball up by hitting it hard back and forth a number of times before actually playing. I find this works well and makes the ball pretty fast as well.  What do you sportaholik squash players play with? Feel free to comment and let us know! 

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Bike Riding In Style?

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Maybe not advised in the current Canadian weather, but when you decide to jump back on your bike you may want something a bit more stylish on your mellon than the typical bicycle helmet. Good news: you’ve got options. You can go part of the way, with these helmets, or take it to the next level with this helmet by Yakkay. Of course, maybe it’s cool now to go retro

Oh, watch for a new site design launch in the coming days, once the tech genius gets time to throw it up. We hope you like it!