Here is the Tecnifibre Carboflex X-Speed 125 squash racket:
Release year: 2018
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Racket Specs chart
Advertised weight (unstrung): 125 grams
Head size: 500 cm sq
String pattern: 14x18
Measured weight (all-in): 151.5 grams
Measured balance: 36 cm
Factory strings: Tecnifibre DNAMX
Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 X-Speed Review
The Tecnifibre 125 X-Speed is the top-of-the-range model from Tecnifibre’s 2018 Carboflex X-Speed series. It rolled out worldwide around March 2018, and it replaced the Tecnifibre 125 S, which had been one of the most popular rackets of the prior 3 years.
Update: Tecnifibre released an updated model, the Tecnifibre Carboflex Airshaft 125, in 2020.
The other rackets in the new X-Speed range are:
- Tecnifibre X-Speed 125 NS. This is a signature cosmetic for Nour El Sherbini, hence the “NS” in the name. It also has a smaller grip.
- Tecnifibre X-Speed 130
- Tecnifibre X-Speed 135
- Tecnifibre X-Speed Storm
This is my review of the X-Speed 125:
Here is a review from Paul at pdhsports.com:
Paul also interviewed Mohamed Elshorbagy about the racket:
There are some excellent reviews in the comments that are worth reading through.
Here’s a trailer from Tecnifibre:
Here are some close-up photos from qss-squash.nl:
You can see from this photo that they have introduced a rubber piece at the end of the grip so that if you re-grip your racket, you can put the piece of rubber over the top of your grip, to retain a clean look and feel:
Another interesting product development are the so-called iBlades that run up the sides of the shaft. These are supposed to act as a form of reinforcement to make the racquet a bit stiffer, which I personally like:
Here are some sightings of the Tecnifibre Carboflex X-Speed 125 on the pro tour.
Mohamed El Shorbagy first started using it at the 2018 Tournament of Champions:
Mohamed had really been looking forward to the launch of his new signature racket:
Photo via @Tecnifibre →
His brother Marwan El Shorbagy was even using it for a bit (although now he uses the 130 X-Speed):
Photo via @_SandeepKBhat →
Richie Fallows (in the background) was using it at the British Nationals:
Hania El Hammamy was using it at the 2019 TOC:
Photo via tocsquash.com →
So was Zeina Mickawy:
Photo via tocsquash.com →
Rachel Arnold used this racquet at the 2019 World Champs:
Photo via Steve Cubbins →
Joshna Chinappa was spotted with it at the 2019 Black Ball Open:
Photo via BlackBallSquash →
Nadine Shahin had the X-Speed 125 in 2019 at the El Gouna International:
Photo via #elgounasquash →
Greg Marche was using this too:
Photo via Nantes Open →
Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 6
Location: 2019 Nantes Open
Fares Dessouky in action at the 2019 Egyptian Open:
Photo via cibworlds.squashsite.net →
Shoes: Adidas Essence
Location: 2019 Egyptian Open
Thanks to Lloyd and Andre for the tips!
Hey squash world! I got THREE of these for sale, letting them go all at once to one lucky buyer.
If you are in the US and interested, check out below:
Got to use the 125 X Speed and its was a wonderful playing experience. Easy to manouver and good for taking the ball early.
Does anyone know why the 125 X-speed costs more than the 130 and 135 – is it really superior in build or is it more a marketing ploy for lightness and use by El Shorbagy and others?
Decathlon in the UK has the 135 at just £68 but the 125 at £125…
I was in one of their stores last week and they’d put a 125 on the 135 rack – I was going to buy it but got it price checked first…