Factory String: Dynamix VP
Strung Surface: 77.5 in2/500 cm2
Factory Grip: Dry Grip
Balance: 350 mm
Frame Shape: Tear
String Pattern: 14/18
Beam: 19 mm
The Carboflex X-Top 130 Squash Racquet is for the demanding player looking for power over control. The racquet features Tecnifibre's New X-Top Technology, a completely new top racquet head construction where the bumper is replaced by active fibers for enhanced RESISTANCE, SPEED & PLAYABILITY. The New Tecnifibre X-Top series was created for players at top level and club players who wanted a racket that follows the evolution of the game the carboflex series features - more speed and aggressiveness. Designed with AIRSHAFT technology for a more dynamic response and improved racquet acceleration, X-ARMS to strengthen the frame for more stability and power, and Extended String Holes; strategically placed enlarged grommet holes to improve string movement and overall playability.
The new rackets were designed with and for Mohamed El Shorbagy they feature Tecnifibre's new X-TOP no bumper, 100% performamance technology while still keeping the fundamental assets (Airshaft, X-Arms and Extended String Holes) that made the Carboflex series so popular.
Racquet Covers - SquashGalaxy Cover is Only $8.00
A full racquet cover is NOT provided by the manufacturer with this racquet. You have the option of adding a full cover for $8 if you would like. See below for more details.
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Our favorite Squash wrap grip is the Squash Galaxy Wrap Grip. We've been in the business a long time and always get requests on what our favorite wrap grip is for squash so we went out and made our own! The Squash Galaxy Wrap grip has a smooth and extremely tacky feel and is the appropriate length and size for any squash racquet on the market. It's only $8 to have it installed at the time of purchase.
The Python Atlas Deluxe 18g (Black) string upgrade (+$25) is recommended at the time of purchase because the factory string generally has lesser playability and durability qualities and often strung too tight. After years of play-testing and selling strings in squash and racquetball we feel we can finally recommend a string to our customer base that not only offers great durability, but backs that up with a great feel and play. The Python Atlas Deluxe is a soft, multifilament string that will gradually fray through the life cycle of the string.(This is completely normal, so don’t worry about it. It will fray down to the very last fibers) For players looking for added “feel”, try the Atlas Deluxe in an 18g which is thinner and more responsive and for those who like a little "stiffer" string, try Tecnifibre 305 Green 17g which is still a multifilament or those who like a textured string that does not fray, try the Ashaway PowerNick 18g String.
If you choose a vibration dampener go with the Python Vibration Dampner (Our favorite), Head Smart Sorb, Head Megasorb, or the BBB (Big Bad Band).
A question we get everyday is "What is Grommet Tape?" It's a piece of tape that goes over the head (bumper) of your racquet. Sometimes you need a restring because of a broken bumper. For an extra buck to add this, it could save you $25-40!!
We recommend an overgrip for players that tend a sweat a lot, want to build up a grip, or wear through wrap grips very often. An overgrip is thinner and wears quicker than re-grips, but can be changed much quicker and easier than a re-grip. We recommend the SquashGalaxy Black Overgrip or SquashGalaxy White Overgrip, but for those looking for the best sweat absorption, durability, and feel... the Overgrip/Re-grip gives the best combination. Note** when an overgrip is installed, you will not be able to see the re-grip if chose to have it installed.
We get follow up calls/emails everyday thanking us for the upgrades as they really help bring out the performance of the racquet.
If you want the best cover on the market buy the SquashGalaxy Full Racquet Cover. It has a full outside pocket, a handle strap and a large shoulder strap as well as a ventilated pocket to let your grip breathe and best of all its $2 less than the others because we want to help you by supporting our company! The charge will only be $8.00 when added to the cart for this choice instead of $10.00 like the other covers.
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SquashGalaxy Ratings for the Tecnifibre Carboflex X-TOP 130 Squash Racquet (12CAR130XT)
SquashGalaxy's Durability Rating:
SquashGalaxy's Power Rating: Age 24- Age 35 Age 45+
SquashGalaxy's Control Rating:
Court Control represents how the racquet handles. We're basically looking at how certain components stacked together produce good (or bad) racquet maneuverability.
SquashGalaxy's Overall Rating: Age 24- Age 35 Age 45+
A completely new top racquet head construction where the bumper is replaced by active fibers for enhanced RESISTANCE, SPEED & PLAYABILITY
- Resistance: the Bumper is Replaced by a more efficient material
- Aramid Fibers: Shock Resistant
- PTFE Treatment: Abrasion Resistant
- Sleek Frame: No bumper & integrated grommets for a sleek frame
- More Acceleration
- Glides better on the wall
- Energy: Plastic (dead weight) is replaced by fibers (active) for more power and reactivity
- Comfort: No Plastic added layer for less vibration
Airshaft frame geometry is modified for more dynamic response and acceleration
X-Arms technology increases the strength of the structure for more stability
Extended String Holes
Flaired Grommets in 12 specific locations for more playability and tolerance.