Xamsa Obsidian Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Obsidian Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Obsidian Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Obsidian Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash
Xamsa Obsidian Squash Racquet Strung - XamsaSquash

Xamsa Obsidian Squash Racquet Strung

Regular price $110.00 CAD Save $-110.00 CAD
34 in stock

Excellent control without compromising maneuverability. Classic control frame.

 Power Control Durability
7 9 10

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This model is replacing the PNT 110.

Limited quantity. First batch is only 200 racquets.

You can check out Video review of this racquet by Pierre from Squash Source.

Construction

100% Toray Japan Carbon Fiber

Diamond shaped edges for better aerodynamics

Removable top bumper (makes the racquet 7 g lighter and 15 mm more head light)

Net Frame Weight 112 grams ± 3 g
Strung Weight 150 grams ± 5 g
Surface area 500 cm2
Length 686 mm
Balance (strung) 365 mm ± 5mm (with top bumper)
String 14x18 pattern, Xamsa Multifilament PM 18, Black multifilament strings for an excellent touch
Grip Xamsa Tacky Grip, Black
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 10 8 7 6 6 10 7
Control 8 8 7 7 10 6 6 9
Durability

4

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 115 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

All orders are shipped from Montreal, Canada within 1-2 business days.


Regrettably, shipping costs are expensive on large items like racquets and bags. However, we do our best to offer reasonable prices, subsidizing the shipping cost when we can, in order to offer an affordable online solution to your racquet sporting needs:

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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 
      Tel.:1(514)880-9311 
      Tim@XamsaSquash.com

      Customer Reviews

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      E.C.
      Love Xamsa Obsidian

      I've said it time and time again, the minute I tried a Xamsa I never looked back. It its a great balance of agility/finess and power. Its durability is also a huge selling point for me.

      Would buy again!

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      h.w.
      string and balance

      string too soft and become lose real fast. head heavy as it is.

      S
      S.E.
      Great Racquet

      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.

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      T.V.d.V.
      110%👌

      Met & exceeded expectations including service & speedy international delivery

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      T.S.
      Control and tons of power too!

      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!

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      A.
      Great feel, great balance, a very nice racquet overall

      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.

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      D.
      Top performance racquet at affordable price

      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.