|Construction||Toray Japan Carbon Fiber, Basalt|
|Net Frame Weight||105 grams|
|Strung Weight||145 grams|
|Surface area||500 cm2|
|Balance (strung)||355 mm +/- 5mm|
Both Crucible and Duro 120 models share the same mold, but the Crucible is 5 grams lighter and made of more premium materials.
The racquet shape has proved its success over the years and is still actively offered by many brands around the world. Some players call it “hybrid” as it's not exactly a “bridged” racquet like Xamsa PNT, and it's not a teardrop racquet like Xamsa PXT. It’s somewhere in between in terms of power and control.
This frame could be a good choice for all around players, allowing for controlled tight drop shots and good length while still generating considerable pace when needed. Overall, Crucible is not as powerful as the PXT model, but provides superior control.
Crucible uses the same materials and technology as the PXT 115 model, which has proven to be high performance racquet with outstanding durability.
The frame is made of Toray Japan standard modulus carbon fiber woven with high modulus carbon fiber.
The image below shows the snake skin style shaft of the racquet.
This is a layer of vibration dampening material (carbon fiber with polyolefin) woven with a layer of strengthening material (basalt). The image is for illustrative purposes only. The actual racquet shaft has the "snake skin" painted over with matt black. You can only see it when you remove the grip.
Give it a try with no risk involved as you can return it within 30 days for a store credit in case you are not 100% satisfied, thanks to the Xamsa Satisfaction Guarantee program. The store credit doesn't expire and can be used on any products at SportsVirtuoso.com web site or in-store.
Good quality product. Would recommend to anyone.
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!
Works for me. Good flex for vibration free hit.