It’s the Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S, which is the new version of the muy popular Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 that Shorbagy, Rodriguez, Sherbini and more play with.
Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S
Image via dlsports.de
Buy (Canada): controlthet.com
Weight: Light (125 grams)
Balance: Head-Light (35 cm)
Head Size: Large (500 cm sq)
String Pattern: 14 x 18
First saw this puppy posted at dlsports.de in Germany. Thanks to Michel Goulche for the tip.
This racket is pretty much identical to the previous Tecnifibre Carboflex 125, with even-hotter cosmetics, and also a detachable bumper guard, if you want to take a little weight out of the head. Turns out you can only remove the bumper guard when you restring it though. See the reviews for more.
Here’s another photo from PDH Sports:
Photo via instagram.com/pdhsports ∞
Gregoire Marche was using this in the first round of the 2015 Grasshopper Cup in Zurich:
Photo by Irena Vanisova ∞
Here’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez in the 2015 Bundesliga finals:
Mohamed El Shorbagy just got his shipment in:
Here’s a review from Paul at PDH Sports:
Larry at Squash Unlimited comments:
Cosmetics are amazing and the custom bumper system should be an interesting feature to playtest. We will be be taking them on the court shortly.
get my first hits tonight and as expected i felt immediately confortable with the racket as i was playing with the yellow one before.
I did not notice any big big changes but subtle things mainly, i think, due to the brand new string:
– the ball was popping out the racket with a very nice sound like a real “pop”
– the sweet spot was easier to find
– control was better especially on the back hand side : high, deep and glued to the side wall.
– very good feeling on the drop shot while cutting the ball.
These are my feelings BUT it could be that i was in a good day, or very pleased to play a brand new racket, or just a psychological type of things, or all that together !!!
Anyway this is a fantastic racket that i warmly recommend. lovin’ it !
Its the same stick as before with some pretty matte black and red cosmetics. The primary and only truly noticeable difference would be the graphics and the two piece frame/gromet strip.
Update: I got a chance to to hit with this myself. I took to it immediately. The balance felt head-light / even and the racket had tons of control.
Have you tried this racket? Please leave a review in the comments!