Does "lighter" mean "better"?

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Tim here. Updated November 26th, 2021

I apologize in advance if this blog sounds familiar, but when I was telling you about the new PXT Incognito a year ago, things were much different - most clubs were already closed or were about to close.

Everything's changed now! My squash buddies are back on court, clubs are busy... at least the ones that survived. 

How are things on your end?

Here I go again telling you the same story, but I really feel now is the right time and I hope you'll enjoy my comparison of these two PXT Incognito models and maybe, you'll give it a spin.

I'd like to introduce you to a new addition to the Incognito series: the PXT Incognito (New) which was released in 2020. That's right, it's a new model with new specs. By the way, the 2017 version  PXT Incognito (Original) isn't going away.

Xamsa PXT Incognito 2020 vs 2017

The frame is exactly the same as the original 2017 model with the only difference being the lack of the black matte paint which resulted in 5 g lighter weight and 5 mm more head light balance. Can the lack of something be a good thing? Perhaps, it can apply to the Incognito series where we use the "Prepreg" technology to make powerful and manoeuvrable racquets while ensuring the consistency of the specifications for the whole batch.

I was never a believer in the cosmetics. The design doesn't make your racquet perform better. Hence, most Xamsa racquets are black but, with the Incognito series, we took it a step further: why waste precious grams on the paint at all? Furthermore, it's a matter of taste, I personally find that the most beautiful things in life are natural. You don't need to mask them with the paint or something. Talking about the racquets, to me, there is nothing more beautiful than a pure colour of the Japanese carbon fiber. Here is Xamsa Onyx Incognito closeup:

Xamsa Onyx Incognito

Long story short, the new PXT Incognito adheres to the standards of our "Incognito" series where we aim to have our best-selling models made of 100% Japanese Prepreg Carbon with the full strung weight of 145 g and "raw carbon" finish.

You could ask: Does "lighter" mean "better"?

Maybe yes, maybe no. It all depends on your personal preference but one thing is for certain: a very manoeuvrable PXT Incognito (Original) has become an ultra manoeuvrable PXT Incognito (New). I was comparing these two versions side by side in the past few weeks and all of a sudden, the original PXT Incognito became boring for me, just not as lively as the new version. Don't get me wrong, the original 2017 version is light, quick and felt solid across the board but the latter was the reason I got bored with it. I realized that I don't want my racquet to feel exceptionally "solid" if you know what I mean. In fact, the "solid feel" has almost become the synonym of "no feel" to me. On the contrary, with the new PXT Incognito, I could feel when I was hitting off-center allowing me for micro-adjustments as I was swinging through. And it was a pure joy to hit drop shots with it.

Here is a video review of PXT Incognito (New) from Pierre (SquashSource):

 

Xamsa PXT Incognito

In regards to Black Friday, as most of you know, we don't really give extra discounts, but offering the Xamsa Incognito Bag has become our regular promotion at this time of year, so let's keep it up!

In order to get the bag for free, just put any two racquets from the Incognito series in the shopping cart, add the Xamsa 6R bag (Incognito or with logo) and apply the coupon:

LETSGOINCOGNITO

*The order should include at least two Incognito racquets. Can't be combined with other coupons. Expires on Nov 30, 2021

 

Cheers!

Tim

Xamsa Squash co-founder


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