I bought the Xmas PXT Incognito racquet with never having tried the racquet. I based this purchase on some of the positive reviews I was reading. I have to admit, I was not expecting to like the racquet as much I do. It is a great product, that offers power and feel around the squash court. The racquet balance is great. I would recommend anyone to look into trying and possibly buying Xmas racquets, as I believe you will be just as pleasantly surprised as I was.
Just got my demo racket, first inspection is quality build, and nice thick guard on top. Weight is in line with standard rackets not quite a match for the "ultra light" rackets but those or not for everyone. More details to come after a few hits!
This is a fantastic racquet, but the bumper guard is brittle and already cracked after a month of use.
First review of the rackets compared to the Technifibre Carboflex 130, the racket felt lighter than the carboflex but much more balanced throughout, the racket is a true shot makers dream, i'd always felt like i'd lost a little of my touch game with the Carboflex, with the trade for control, but the PXT Incognito has given me that element back to my game without trading the control and it provides effortless power. Amazing response for my deceptive shots and cross court switches, tried both the Xamsa Strings and X-One strings, loved the Xamsa strings, both played very similar but the feedback from the Xamsa was superior. In regards to the grips i've always been a Karakal person as they have been unmatched in tackiness and durability, but wow the Xamsa X-Glu is a real contender, the grip was fantastic even when sweaty, definetely on par with the Karakal PU Super Grip for sure from the initial feel. Normally with other rackets i've tried from Harrow and Black Knight i've ended back with the Carboflex, not tonight, I switched to compare but had to switch back quickly as I missed the playability. Excellent racket and awesome service.
Agree with the aforementioned comments. This racket generates so much power so easily. My original carboflexes is collecting dust after Xamsa opened my eyes. Many thanks!
This PXT Incognito is great !
It makes a month I am using it now and I found my new favorite racquet.
I used to play the classic Carbo 125s and this Incognito gives me more control, accuracy and comfort.
Delivery in Europe only took a couple days.
So it's a perfect !
First and foremost, Tim is one of the nicest guys to work with. Called him sometime in March'18 with a very specific request and since I usually hit with Oliver, wanted to stick with that brand. He suggested I try the PXT Incognito. It was actually still not in production, so I I got to hit with one of the first few made. Over the last year it has become my weapon of choice on the court. To all the hard hitters out there - there is ZERO vibration! The racquet feels like an extension of your arm and drives come easy. The thinness of the profile makes it very maneuverable without compromising on control. And not to worry about touch either, this bat has it all - Incredible value on a top of the line construction! Xamsa blows the competition out of the water and has eliminated the need for seeking big name brands.
Very solid feel, good control, great power. Head light weight has it easy to handle with good feel.
Xamsa PXT Incognito Squash Racquet Frame (unstrung)
I've always been a huge fan of Tecnifibre rackets, especially the Carboflex line, so I judge everything I play by that standard.
The Incognito is by far the only racket that exceeds that standard for me.
It plays similar to the Carboflex 135, the big difference being that with the Carboflex 135 the weight feels evenly distributed throughout the frame whereas in the Incognito the racket feels a little hollow (especially in middle of the string-bed).
I got used to that feeling very quickly, and found that the weight distribution helped my drives (especially when I had good follow through), and gave me a lot of feel on my volleys.
I always say that finding the right racket for you has to do more with swing mechanics than anything else.
You can completely change the "feel" of the racket by changing the strings. Most people are far better off testing different strings ONCE they find a frame that largely works with their swing mechanics.
If the 80/20 rule applied to rackets, I would say 80 strings/20-frame.
I found the Tecnifibre red (bi-phase) and black (dynamx) strings worked the best for me, followed by the Ashaway Supernick XL Micro.
I know a lot of people love the Tecnifibre greens, but I've just never really liked them in any racket I've played with.