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G'day, State Pennant Level Player in VIC, AU for 30 years. This racket along with the SR 990 are a pleasant find, not too expensive and good playing performance. Nicely balanced with a good degree of stiffness in the fame. Strings were a bit too tight for my liking but after an hour of solid hitting they gave better feedback. With Decathlon's 365 Days to Return policy you've got nothing to loose trialing this product.
Tested on club night at Grove Park Squash Club. Definitely improved my power and timing and it felt very comfortable. For £40 seems like it will be great value for money and I am certainly considering purchasing one
I tried out this racquet at Grove park squash club for a few games. I loved the feel of it and preferred it to the SR990 as I like a head heavy racquet. Excellent value for money too.
The racquet is quiet elegant and designed perfectly. Light weight and decently priced, perfect for a person moving to intermediate range and trying to avoid expensive products from HEAD or JONEX
I've tried this racket a few times (I coach so spend a lot of time on court) and my initial reaction is that it's a good racket for club players of all levels, but could be improved. A number of club players have used it extensively and the reaction is generally good. Our number 1 player used it, preferred it to the 990, a 5th team player used it for a month (and then bought one) and loved it and 4 juniors received them for Christmas and all like the racket.
For me, I found it slightly on the heavy side, so when I'm coaching it makes it hard work as I'm on court for 2 hours + a time. The balance is good, the sweet spot is big and forgiving, there is almost no vibration but good feel, so in many ways a great racket.
For the club player the racket will generate more power than the 990 that is likely to be helpful, so definitely worth considering if you're looking for a good quality and value for money racket. The area I'd like to see improved is the quality of string used. When I've restrung both the 960 and 990 the quality of the experience improves massively for me.
In summary, slightly too heavy for me but many who have tried it love it and then buy it. Club players may look at the Decathlon brand and think a Head / Dunlop / Prince etc. racket is better but I'd suggest you try it (if you have the opportunity) and make your own mind up, failing that £39.99 maybe worth the risk of a cheeky little purchase.
I played with this racket at prestbury squash club and have asked for one for my early birthday present
Awesome racquet and exceptional value. I'm an intermediate player - A/B standard and I was doubtful that a racquet costing $60 would work for me. But it's exceeded all my expectations and it's my preferred racquet over my Head racquet that cost over $100. I will definitely replace it with another when it demises (an unfortunate aspect of the game with its four walls!)
The racket has performed above my expectations. I have been playing competitive squash for nearly 30 years and have used top brand name rackets, which I have been happy with. The Artengo SR 960 Squash racket performed as well as any racket that I have previously used. I am about a above average player.
I have been playing squash pretty regularly at my local clubs for around two years. I upgraded to this racquet in April'18 and I loved it. I used it for a good 10 months and the racquet is still going on solid. It has really helped me play well with some extra power and helped me through an advanced learning stage in my game. I have recently acquired the SR 990 because I loved the 960 so much. And I think I have had the right growth with the right racquets. If the price isn't an issue for you, I suggest you go for the 990 directly. But even if you don't, the 960 is pretty good for casual to intermediate players. And it goes without saying - Artengo SR series is value for money.
The racquet made it very easy to hit boast shots, though you don’t get as good feel of the ball