Yonex Astrox 88 D Badminton Racket Frame

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ASTROX 88 D

Recommended for Double Players(Backcourt) and Single Players

Lead the attack with increased power and control 

  • Item Code: AX88D
  • Flex: Stiff
  • Balance: Head Heavy
  • Frame: H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten
  • Shaft: H.M. GRAPHITE + Namd
  • Weight / Grip Size: 4U (Ave.83g) G3,4,5; 3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
  • Stringing Advice: 4U 20-28 lbs, 3U 21-29 lbs
  • Color: Ruby Red 

Made in Japan

SERIES OVERVIEW 

Introducing the new ASTROX 88 S racquet with Rotational Generator System. The counter balanced head adapts to each shot, helping you to control the drive and attack the opposition with increased acceleration, steeper angle and power on the smash.

PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY 

NEW FRAME DESIGN AND RACKET LENGTH

Making the whole frame flexible allows the“ASTROX 88 S”to hold the shuttlecock for accurate control, while the“ASTROX 88 Dââ‚?has more flex in the upper part of the frame transmitting maximum power to the shuttlecock to break through the opponents. In addition the overall length of theââ‚?8 Sââ‚?is only 5mm longer, which enhances both accuracy and power while theââ‚?8 Dââ‚?is 10 mm longer to provide powerful attacks.

ENERGY BOOST CAP 

The new shape allows the shaft to flex, which ensures the maximum effect of “Namd[1](more flex and faster kick-back graphite material)" and stabilizes the racquet face by preventing the shaft twisting, increasing control

ROTATIONAL GENERATOR SYSTEM

By applying the counterbalance theory, weight is distributed throughout the grip end, frame top and the joint for maximum control. The transition to the next shot can be performed smoothly with a rapid succession.

NANOMETRIC

NANOMETRIC* improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibres enabling us to take racquet shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60%* thinner than a conventional racquet whilst retaining stiffness, YONEX has created a revolutionary lightweight racquet with lightening head speed and control.

*NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOYTM Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.

*approximate measurement when compared to a conventional racquet shaft, tested by YONEX

Flexural Strength (Bending Strength) (%) Flexural Modules (Stiffness) Impact Strength (Resisting External Shock)
Conventional Graphite 100 100 100
NANOMETRIC 108 98 140
NANOPREME 108 109 124

Number (CONVENTIONAL GRAPHITE = 100)

Researched by YONEX R&D Team

NAMD

A world-first, new dimension graphite material, Namd, greatly improves the adhesion of the graphite fibers and resin by attaching nanomaterial directly to the graphite fiber.

In high performance racquets, it is common to combine nanomaterials with resin that connects graphite fibers, but in Namd, nanomaterials are directly adhered to the graphite fibers and resin is greatly increased. This major improvement produces a shaft that flexes and stores energy, delivering explosive force on impact with the shuttle.

ISOMETRIC

The square-shaped ISOMETRIC frame shape is designed to keep vertical strings at a similar length, as well as the horizontal strings to produce an expanded sweet spot in all directions.

 

NEW GROMMETS PATTERN

The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.

AERO+BOX FRAME

Combines solid hitting feel and quick swing.

SOLID FEEL CORE 

The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.

NEW BUILT IN T-JOINT:

 ‘NEWââ‚?Built-in T-Joint is manufactured from a special lightweight plastic combined with epoxy resin and foaming agent that enhances quality and performance by increasing the stability of the shuttle on the string bed and through the air.

SUPER SLIM LONG SHAFT 

The slimmest racquet ever produced by YONEX vastly reduces air resistance whilst providing maximum feel.


Customer Reviews

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Excellent customer service

excellent customer service, great products and ships on time.

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Power at its best

If you're after a power type badminton racket, I highly recommend this to you. As stated in the description, this is a power racket and indeed it delivers a lot of power for my overheads. The racket weight is not very noticeable throughout the rally but when you perform an arm swing, like a clear or smash, then the racket weight feels very obvious. Sounds magical but its just simple physics.

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