PROVIDES EXCELLENT TOUCH ON DROP SHOTS.
Xamsa Crucible Specifications:
|Construction||Toray Japan Carbon Fiber, Basalt|
|Net Frame Weight||115 grams +/- 5gr|
|Strung Weight||155 grams +/- 5gr|
|Surface area||500 cm2|
|Balance (strung)||365 mm +/- 5mm|
|String||14x19 pattern, Xamsa Multifilament PM 18, 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 proved 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 Xamsa PNT, and it's not a teardrop racquet like Xamsa 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 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.
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!
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.
10/10 would buy again
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.
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.
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.