string too soft and become lose real fast. head heavy as it is.
This racquet is beautiful. It feels very comfortable and balanced when I hold it. The all-black style is cool. And, I liked how they put an arrow at the bottom (people always ask me to spin for the first serve).
My squash mates tried it out and they liked it. One of them hit the ball for 2 minutes with it and bought it on the same day.
It is my top favorite or, at least, in the top 2 favorite racquets that I have used so far.
I received 2 racquets in my demo program and both are excellent to play with. My only observation to the negative is the base of the handle on my Obsidian racquet is starting to come apart. In fairness perhaps I needed to upgrade the gripping which is not expense at all and that would have solved the problem.
That minor point aside I plan to buy all my racquets from Xamsa
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.
Met & exceeded expectations including service & speedy international delivery
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 was the second teardrop racquet I have ever played with and now I will never use anything else. The racquet feels very light but solid when hitting the ball and offers a lot more control than I expected. This is by far my new favourite racquet.
Very precise. I'm relatively new to this racquet, but I did some figure of eights (amateur version with a bounce) with it while waiting for a match and everything just clicked. Actually stopped the solo drill myself after a while and not because of a mishit (guess I need to ditch the bounce...). Clean hits with sweetspot, and the racquet simply feels right. Absolutely no trouble with the swing or the timing. I have been using the Inkognito (which is also a great racquet) up until recently but wanted something more accurate. I need some more time to get fully accustomed to it, but none the less: Very satisfied!
Over the years, I have played with nearly every brand of racquet available-- e.g. in addition to the Xamsas, my bag currently holds a Karakal, a Dunlop, a Tecnifibre, and a couple of Salmings. I have to say the Xamsa Obsidian is the equal or better of anything I have tried. I have a fairly well-rounded game in that I combine control and accuracy with touch, as well as a great deal of changing the pace and power. The Obsidian suits all facets of that game well. Compared to other closed throat racquets I use-- the Eye 120 Shabana model and the Dunlop series used by Gaultier-- I prefer the weight and balance of the Xamsa. It is solid on off center hits, and feels great volleying all around the court. While it is rated a bit lower for power, I have no trouble generating pace with the frame. I would also add that this racquet is in no way a step down from any frame on the market. The only thing you are getting less of is a deduction from your account.
Great strings, feel really good hitting the ball. Grips the ball really well, allowing for decent cut shots. Could be a bit more durable, but you can't always have everything. Will definitely purchase again.
As a newer squash player, I was looking for a racquet that was forgiving and powerful. The Onyx is just that. I love playing with it, and the price can't be beat!
Having played with a couple of different Xamsa racquets and most top racquets from other manufacturers, I can say that there is no difference in performance and quality despite the price. My most recent racquet was the Harrow Vapor, and the Tecnifibre Carboflex before that.
With the Obsidian, I was able to compare it side by side with the BK Hex Phenom and the Harrow Vibe before deciding. All three racquets have large head size and less stiff frames. My observations:
- Obsidian vs BK Hex Phenom: both have a very similar hex frame, shape and size. The Obsidian's lighter weight makes it easier to snap while still giving better control and the same amount of power. The Phenom is heavier which may suit those preferring more weight but it comes at the cost of maneuverability and doesn't offer better power.
- Obsidian vs Harrow Vibe: even though the Obsidian is a bit heavier, being more head light makes it more maneuverable. I also find the Obsidian to be more consistent and have better control. Playing with the Vibe demands a particular swing to produce consistently straight balls. It takes some getting used to while the Obsidian was easier for me to "get".
Overall I found the larger head and thinner beam/additional flex of the Obsidian more forgiving and allowed better control. It wasn't overly flexible as the racquet still produced a satisfyingly crisp hit. The thin beam also made for nice cut on drops. You have a larger area to brush off the ball without a thicker beam to cause an accidental frame shot. Good pop off the strings. If you're coming from a tear drop shape or a heavier racquet with head light balance, you may need some time to adjust. I'm very happy with my purchase.
Used to play with Tecnifibre 125s - which i really liked but I guess I beat up on it too much. The PXT 115 feels great - don't miss the 125s at all especially as the 125s is way more expensive.
PXT 115 has a little more pop and is ever so slightly head heavy, but maneuverable and solid.
Didn't care for the grip that came with it, wrapped it with Mega Tac - nice a sticky now.
I am on my second PXT 115; frame on the first one cracked less than 2 months after purchase. Company did offer me a discount on a new raquet so I took the offer and purchased 2. Been playing regularly now for one month and so far so good........power and touch are probably the best I have felt in my years as "B" player.
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!
I like X glu replacement grip ..when I use feel good and long life.. thank you Xamsa
The more I play with it the more I like it.
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.
A solid camp overall. I was very pleased to receive personal and detailed advice about my game. Thanks a lot.
I always enjoy the Xamsa Squash Camp! I look forward to the next ones. Thank you!
Thanks again, as always a very nice experience with great people to help improve our squash ! See you next time :)
This was a great experience. Well organised/hosted event offering content with good explanation and description with constructive feedback throughout. Our group was of a similar level which I feel helped greatly. David and Tash adapted the course content well to the group and were able to keep us all involved. Hope to bring a group next time!