This is one truly durable racquet!! I have hit it hard on some courts but it's still going strong. The hybrid shape gives it a lot of extra control, while still retaining most of the power that you might get from a teardrop racquet like the pxt incognito. Great value for money, and as always, the customer service cannot be matched!
In my opinion, squash racquets are kind of like golf clubs. Most people never seem totally satisfied. I was always like this - until now. I love this racquet. I have always hit the ball pretty hard and I was worried about the power. Nothing to worry about here. The ball really pops of the strings. The big difference for me is how much my touch has improved. I was prone to hitting the ball too loose on my forehand. With this racquet I seem to be able to keep all of those length shots tight on both walls. I've never had a great drop shot but those shots have also gotten dramtically better for me. I also notice that when I'm in an awkward position and I'm sure that I'm going to hit a bit of the side wall I'm somehow able to still hit it nice and tight along the wall. I honestly couldn't be happier with this racquet and it will be the only one in my bag going forward.
10/10 would buy again
I received the racquet when expected and have used it several times since. I love the playability of the racquet. I experienced one issue with the plug at the end of the handle coming loose but Tim was quick to assist me on a personal phone call.
Throughout most of 2019 I’ve been trying numerous different brands and models to find “the one”. I play about 3 times a week, including club league and tournaments. A few months ago, I finally settled on the Crucible. It provides me with the best control and accuracy on my drives and drop shots, and no issues with power/length and durability. The balance and weight just feel right in my hand and for my game. I love the simple, matte black cosmetics. Of course, great customer service from Tim.
I have only had this racquet for a few weeks and am already enjoying it. The control with this racquet is just amazing. The Xamsa grip that it comes with is also very nice.
Love the shape, weight and balance of the Crucible. Best racquet I have ever used. Upgraded to the X-Glu grip and now I can’t imagine ever using any other racquet. Amazing.
Excellent racquet. I feel in control with it and has a great feel when hitting the ball. I can generate a decent amount of power when needed, and it has lasted a long time (since Oct 2018). I recently picked up another one I liked it so much. Highly recommended.
I got exactly what I was looking for : a light, slightly head-heavy racket, with a hybrid head shape I am familiar with that gives you loads of control and plenty of power when needed. I bought two of these and both weighted about 153-154 grams, so the advertised cross-weight checks out just fine. It's a quite stiff frame that absorbs vibrations beautifully which results in a comfortably playable racket. Recommended!
The more I play with it the more I like it.