I had been using Harrow Vapours for a few years and was reasonably happy, but I was looking for a racket that could help me take my game to the next level and so I took a chance and bought the Carboflex 125S being unable to try it out beforehand. Let me say I was very disappointed initially, I felt the control that I had was not there with this racket. I play on a very warm court and I was hitting the ball loose and there was too much power.
However, I figured the factory tension of 26-28lbs may have been the issue. Sure enough, I switched over to the Tecnifibre 305 1.1mm at 29lbs and my trusted green string and higher tension made all the difference. I am now able to hit the ball tight, and as a big hitter, still have the power reserves to really hit the ball at pace as well.
I hope this encourages anyone who is currently not happy with the racket to try a different string/ tension before giving up on it.
For those with the Harrow Vapour, the Carboflex racket is lighter in the head but I would say it felt evenly balanced. The Carboflex 125S is definitely more maneuverable and I am able to play more delicate shots at stretch.
My final verdict is that I highly recommend the Carboflex 125S strung with Tecnifibre 305 1.1 green string.
The Carboflex 125 S is the competition racquet played by Mohamed El Shorbagy- World Number 1! The shaft's flex benefits provide a more appropriate racquet suited to today's skillful touch player: powerful, fast and responsive. Additionally, the Custom Fit Bumper allows players to detach the bumper in order to allow for a more head-light balance for even more swing speed. The Carboflex S 125 is designed for the modern player who needs speed for winning points in a short time frame. Web Description: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S Sport: Squash Headsize: 500 cm sq. Length: 27" Beam Width: 18mm Weight Strung: 135g/(4.7 oz.) Color(s): Black/Red/White Composition/Construction: Graphite/Basaltex Multiaxial String Pattern(Mains X Crosses): 14 x 18 Recommended String Tension: 20-30 lbs. Balance: 35cm/(13.8 in.) Stiffness/Flex: 82 RA Grommet Technology: Custom Fit Bumper Frame Technology: ISO Sharp Design Swing Weight: 187 kgcm Manuf. Recommended String: 305+ NOTE: PO box deliveries are not available. The item can't be shipped to AF, AA, AC, AE, AM, AP in the Unite States.