The Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 squash racket has been used by Nour El Sherbini of Egypt on the WSA World Tour and Miguel Angel Rodriguez and Omar Mosaad on the PSA World Tour.
Note: This racket has been succeeded by the Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 S
Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 – 2012
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The Carboflex 130 is made of Graphite (boring) and Basaltex™ (exciting) technology. What’s Basaltex™, you ask? Well, according to the Basaltex website, this seems to mean products made of basalt. In case you didn’t know, that’s cooled-off lava.
That’s right: if you play with this racket, you can say your racket is made from lava. Why is that good? Well for starters, you can say your racket is made from lava. But in addition, if you are ever playing squash and the court becomes covered with red-hot molten lava, your racket will be more likely to survive than your opponent’s racket.
If you are really keen on lava-based rackets, you may also want to check out the Wilson Tour BLX.
Here is Mohamed El Shorbagy using his Carboflex 130 in an insanely long rally against Peter Barker, who happens to use the Wilson Tour BLX. In case you aren’t paying attention, this means both players are using rackets made of lava! Unfortunately the court did not flood with lava during this point, so we are not able to witness the high melting point of these rackets, but we are nevertheless treated to an exceptional squash point:
Note: Mohamed El Shorbagy has since switched to the Tecnifibre Carboflex 125.
Here’s Miguel Rodriguez:
Also, Henrik Mustonen and Joe Lee both use this. Here’s Henrik:
Photo: Steve Cubbins
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Fares Dessouky also uses this:
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And Nouran Gohar:
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Here’s Georgina Kennedy:
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Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 – 2011
And here is Nour El Sherbini, on fire, with the 2011 version of this racquet:
Photo by Jordan Mansfield for Squash TV
Here’s a big picture of the 2011 version:
You can still buy the 2011 version at these stores:
Name: Tecnifibre Carboflex 130
Manufacturer: Tecnifibre Squash
Weight: Light (130 grams)
Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 – Blue / White
Just spotted this white and blue model at Squash Gear in April 2017. They may have had these custom made for their shop, because I haven’t seen then anywhere else. According to the product description they are strung with Tecnifibre SynGut (so, not one of the “premium” Tecnifibre squash strings). All in all you get a classic racket, plus decent strings, for $108. Not too shabby.