Xamsa FBO 110 (former VBO 135) Squash Racquet - XamsaSquash
Xamsa FBO 110 (former VBO 135) Squash Racquet - XamsaSquash

Xamsa FBO 110 (former VBO 135) Squash Racquet

Regular price $110.00 CAD Save $-110.00 CAD

Sold out. Replaced by Xamsa Onyx.

Some players prefer bridged rackets while others rather a teardrop shape. It's a matter of personal preference. There are many arguments defending both types of rackets.

Typically though, lightweight teardrop rackets are considered best suited for an attacking style of play while bridged rackets are more popular among players seeking increased control or finesse.

Since there are many ways to measure the weight of a squash racket, we have specified the most commonly used standards.

  • Weight: 110 grams (frame only), 135 grams (frame and grommets), 155 grams (frame, grommets, strings and grip)

  • Balance: Neutral

  • Strings: Xamsa PM18, 18 gauge. Xamsa PM18 is constructed using a thousand microfilaments as a center core then wrapped in braided fibers. The rough surface and resistance gives good control of the ball, and the elastic coating provides extra power.

  • Tension: 26-27lb

Because of our tendency towards lightweight rackets, we made the frames quite stiff using first grade carbon fibre for added durability. We tried to achieve a perfect blend of power and agility with no traces of vibration. With a net frame weight of only 110 grams, the power and control will surprise most players. Give it a try with no risk involved as we have an unconditional 30-day money back guarantee on Xamsa rackets.

Check out the video review made by Pierre from Squash Source

Here is some videos of Xamsa FBO 110 in action:

Pranav Sharma (playing with FBO 110) vs Bern Ard (playing with PXT 110) (3:0),

Club Atwater Championships 2017, Men's A finals

Check out Xamsa Racquet Comparisons review by Tim (co-founder of Xamsa Squash)

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 14 reviews
      sergio gonzalez rangel (Mexico City, MX)

      excellent racket, has the balance between great control and power, totally recommendable!!

      Patrick Ikiua (Auckland, NZ)
      VBO 135

      Solid powerful racquet - comparable to the Tecnifibre racquets I have played with in the past but more affordable

      Wesley Oakes (Toronto, CA)

      I love the brand, I love its products - the Xamsa FBO 110 is in a class of its own. You folks are awesome - thank you for doing what you do.

      Amjad Farah (Toronto, CA)

      Had this racquet for a few years now and it's one of the best balanced racquets i've ever used. definitely plays better than the $100 price tag suggests. i often pick it over other $200+ racquets. the weight is very nice for all skill levels. its very sturdy and took many hits to the walls without cracking.

      Christian Leskowsky (Toronto, CA)

      Xamsa FBO 110 (former VBO 135) Squash Racquet

      Alexander Sio (Toronto, CA)
      XAMSA FBO 110 good performance average durability

      I took a chance and bought the XAMSA FBO 110 when it first came out, and it had a good combination of balance, feel and power. It benefited greatly from an upgrade to Ashaway Ultranick 18 strings as well. However, it didn’t last very long, I had it for a few months and the racquet cracked through regular play.

      Pranav Sharma, Club Atwater, Montreal, Quebec

      I really enjoy playing with the Xamsa 135 gm teardrop. The weight and the balance I feel best fits my game. With a light head I feel I get more snap on the ball and this really helps with my attacking game and my front court game. Since the weight is really balanced, I feel more comfortable while executing volleys even while I am trying to volley from a defensive position. From back off the court, I can easily push the ball up and this helps me to get out of stress positions. Overall, I enjoy the touch that the racquet gives as well. I would continue to play with the model that I currently play with.

      John Mosher, Physical Park Club, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec

      I went into Tim's new store looking for a decent well priced racket for my kid. He suggested the VBO 135 and I purchased it. I have been playing with a BK Quicksilver for many years and broke my last one and only had the VBO 135 in my bag. The first thing I noticed, that with the same effort I got significantly more power. Also the racket felt very similar to my previous racket so the switch over was very easy. This is an amazing racket at any price, and a great buy for $100.

      Daniel Anisfeld, Club: University of Toronto Athletic Centre

      I bought the VBO 135. It's a fantastic racquet, the best I've ever used. I'd been playing with a Technifibre Carboflex 125, and this racquet is superior in every way (and at about 60% of the price). Amazing control and huge sweet spot. Looks great too.

      I broke my racquet and Tim was extremely fair in providing warranty coverage. It made me doubly happy that I ordered this racquet.

      You can't go wrong with this racquet.

      Philippe Roy, Club CDL, Montreal

      After trying a demo a few times, I chose to play with Xamsa VBO 135 because I like the balance of the racket. All my life I’ve been playing with a very light racket.
      Even though the racket is 135 grams, it feels much lighter than that. I feel the weight is toward the shaft instead of the head of the racket and that makes the shots more accurate.