The Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 Has become the top selling racket in the new 2009 squash racket range. The new range of Carboflex rackets feature the ‘Isomorph Shaft’ which is an added tendon in the racket’s shaft that increases stiffness up to 25% for extra power. They are also constructed using ‘Basaltex Transmitters, the best compromise between graphite and carbon fibre and materials which are 100% natural (a mineral fibre extracted from volcanic lava stone). This system is located in line for flex control which enhances increased strength, power and ultimate feel. The racket range has been designed especially for modern skillful player of today where power and control are at a balanced level.
Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
- Construction – Graphite and Basaltex
- Weight – 130 g +/- 5 g
- Balance – 355 mm
- Head Size – 500 cm 2 (concave)
- String Pattern – 14/18
- Beam – 18 mm
- Length – 68.5 cm
- String – X-1 Biophase 1.18 premium red
- Grip – Tec Dry
The Carboflex 130 is not only my favourite racket out of the new Tecnifibre range but is also my overall favourite racket that has been released this year. I have never really given Tecnifibre much thought as I as a racket choice as I only associated them for making great string, but now I feel I might have been missing out. Over the past few year Tecnifibre rackets have created a following and you only have to look at the professional players who use these rackets to realise they are a top brand of premium rackets who are making their mark on world squash.
The Carboflex 130 was so easy to play with and did really feel like an extension of your arm. It gave such a great solid feel on the ball’s impact with effortless power when needed. The weight was just right because of how the racket is balanced which meant I could move and prepare quickly. You also have the added bonus of the premium string strung in as standard so you get the imediate feel of the rackets true potential.
Getting away from the technical stuff, both carboflex models look amazing with their updated design and colours. The pictures do not do the racket’s appearance justice. I am so impressed with the Carboflex 130 I have recently bought two to use as my main rackets which is a massive decision for me as I have played with other brands for over ten years.
Although Tecnifibre have designed these rackets for advanced players they are a very reasonably priced compared to the other well known brands. I would also recommend these rackets to players of intermediate level as I am sure they would feel the benefits of a premium racket and not having to pay the earth.
5 star rating – best buy
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