Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash

Xamsa Crucible Squash Racquet Strung

Regular price $120.00 CAD Save $-120.00 CAD
106 in stock

Provides excellent touch on drop shots. Crucible is a high end version of the Xamsa Duro. 

 Power Control Durability
6/10 10/10 10/10

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Xamsa Crucible Specifications:

Construction Toray Japan Carbon Fiber, Basalt
Net Frame Weight 115 grams +/- 5gr
Strung Weight 155 grams +/- 5gr
Surface area 500 cm2
Length 686 mm
Balance (strung) 365 mm +/- 5mm
String 14x19 pattern, Xamsa Multifilament PM 18, Black
Grip Xamsa Black

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 proven 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 the Obsidian, and it's not a teardrop racquet like the 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 a 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.

Xamsa Crucible Weight Breakdown  

Xamsa Crucible Balance

Xamsa Crucible Weighting Examples

PNT 110 
PXT Incognito PXT 110 PXT 115 Crucible Duro 120 Onyx Obsidian
Xamsa PNT 110 Xamsa Incognito Xamsa PXT 110 Xamsa PXT 115 Xamsa Crucible

Xamsa Duro

Xamsa Onyx Xamsa Obsidian
Power 6
8 7 6 6 10 7
Control 8 9 7 7 10 6 6 9


8 4 10 10 10 10 10
Key features Classic shape   Feels flexible with even balance Feels flexible with  head light balance Feels stiff with even balance  Feels stiff with even balance Great intermediate level racquet
Feels stiff and a bit head heavy
Powerful teardrop shape Excellent control without compromising maneuverability
Part of the demo program
Construction Carbon Carbon hotmelt prepreg Carbon + basalt Carbon + basalt Carbon + basalt Carbon + fiberglass 100% Toray Japan Carbon Fiber, Diamond shaped edges 100% Toray Japan Carbon Fiber, Diamond shaped edges
Net Frame Weight 110 g - 120 g 110 g  110 g - 120 g 115 g - 120 g  115 g - 120 g 120 g - 125 g 109 g - 113 g 110 g - 114 g
Gross Weight 150 g - 160 g  150 g 145 g - 155 g 150 g - 155 g  150 g - 155 g 160 g - 165 g 148 g - 154 g 150 g - 156 g
String pattern 14x18 14x18 14x18 14x18 14x19 14x19 14x18 14x18
Balance 365mm ± 5 

365mm ± 3 355mm ± 5 365mm ± 5 365mm ± 5 365mm ± 5 365mm ± 5 365mm ± 5
Surface area, cm2 493 500 500 500 500 500 500 500
Retail, $CDN $110 $120 Unstrung $110 $110 $110 $75 $110 $110

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      If you have any questions, please do contact us.

      Dear fellow squash players, my name is Tim Burganov and I will be taking care of warranty issues. The following is information about the Xamsa Warranty Program. If you have any concerns after reading, please send me an email and I will get back to you shortly.

      The idea behind creating Xamsa Squash is to promote squash and to offer high quality racquets at fair prices. We do our best to avoid any manufacturing defect however if there is a problem, we are here to resolve it. Due to relatively high cost compared to selling price, we cannot afford a no-fault warranty program.

      You are the only person who knows exactly what happened to your racquet therefore we leave it up to you to decide.

      If your racquet broke within 30 days of purchase, we kindly ask you to assess the damage and choose one of the following options:

      1. Manufacturing defect. If you believe that your racket broke due to manufacturing defect, please let me know and I will arrange for a replacement at no charge.
      2. Contributed damage. If you do not think it was a manufacturing defect, but believe the racquet was nonetheless a little too fragile, let's meet half way. We will be happy to sell you a new racket with 50% discount.
      3. Significant impact with the wall causing the racket to break. This is not a warranty case however we understand how frustrating it can be to break a racquet so quickly. We will gladly give you a 25% discount if you would like to buy a new racquet.

      Please note: the custom stringing is not covered by warranty. There is a $15 shipping fee for the replacement racquet (Canada and the US). For other countries, the shipping fee will depend on your location. To avoid the shipping expenses for the replacement racquet, you can buy any racquet and we will enclose a replacement racquet at no extra shipping fee. If we need the broken racquet back, we will let you know and will provide a pre-paid return shipping label.

      If your racquet broke after 30 days of purchase but you only played with it a couple of times, please don't hesitate to contact me directly. Please rest assured that we will find a satisfactory solution.

      Warranty related inquiries:

      Tim Burganov 

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 19 reviews
      Cam T (Calgary, CA)
      Great racquets

      I tried two racquets on their demo program and kept both. They have performed great for me and I and happy with the quality.
      Only small comment is one racquets grip is a bit loose so I ended up rewrapping it but not a big deal.
      Great value

      Adam B (Penticton, CA)
      Very satisfied

      Was having a hard time finding a replacement for the racquets I had enjoyed using for the last few years. Finally stumbled across Xamsa. The detailed specs and characteristics provided for each model, and the table listing everything out in one place, made it super easy for me to find a likely replacement candidate. A few email questions to customer service were answered promptly. Ordered one and it matched up perfectly to my expectations.

      HG (Kansas City, US)
      Excellent control

      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!

      Chuck Boon (Calgary, CA)
      Love it

      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.

      Yun-En Chung (Montreal, CA)
      Beautiful racquet

      10/10 would buy again

      Tim Sanford (Quispamsis, CA)
      Terrific racquet and service

      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.

      Jay (Burlington, CA)
      Awesome racquet!

      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.

      Anonymous (Lake Oswego, US)
      Excellent Control

      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.

      Dain McGillicuddy (Cranbrook, CA)
      The Crucible is perfection

      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.

      Anonymous (Victoria, CA)
      Xamsa Crucible Racquet

      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.