YONEX ASTROX88S BADMINTON RACKET
YONEX ASTROX88S Racket- The YONEX Astrox 88S is one model in a new series of racquets designed to replace the now obsolete Votric series of Yonex badminton racquets. Like the old Voltric series, the Astrox series is head heavy and is engineered for players who play most of the game from the mid- to back court. The head heavy balance of this series allows these players to hit drives and smashes harder. It also allows them to hit the shuttle further than players who play mid-to-front court would need to.
Every racquet in the new Astrox series has been redesigned to deliver more power during smashes and more durability over the long term. The new graphite in this racquet makes the old graphite in the Voltric series obsolete. The rotational generator system and counterbalanced head also surpasses the engineering in the old Voltric series.
YONEX is proud to announce the launch of two new badminton racquets. Uniquely designed for the doubles specialist, the ASTROX 88S is targeted at enhancing the SKILL of the front court player while the ASTROX 88D is aimed at allowing the back court player to DOMINATE the opposition.
The key role of a doubles player’s positioning is different: back court players create chances by breaking through the opponents while the front court players require a decisive attack to win points by seizing opportunities. Yonex has focused on these specific roles within the doubles discipline and developed the ASTROX 88 racquets to enhance the performance required in both positions.
Making the whole frame flexible allows the “ASTROX 88 S”to hold the shuttlecock for accurate control, while the“ASTROX 88 D” 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 the “88 S” is only 5mm longer, which enhances both accuracy and power while the“88 D” is 10 mm longer to provide powerful attacks.
The Astrox 88S is currently available only in one colour style: Emerald Green. As with other Yonex frames, new colour options may be released. We will update this page when other colour options become available.
With YONEX ASTROX88D overwhelm the opposition with the fast and powerful ASTROX. For players who demand a steep angled and devastating smash, taking the point to their opponent.
YONEX ASTROX88S SPECIFICATIONS
- Item Code: AX88S
- Flex: Stiff
- Frame: H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten
- Shaft: H.M. Graphite + Namd
- Weight: 4U (Ave.83g), 3U (Ave.88g)
- Stringing Advice: 4U 20-28 lbs, 3U 21-29 lbs
- Colour: Emerald Green
ASTROX 88 & 99 uses a worlds-first, new dimension graphite material, Namd, which greatly improves the adhesion of the graphite fibres and resin by attaching nanomaterial directly to the graphite fibre.
YONEX ASTROX 88S PRODUCT TECHNOLOGY
Making the whole frame flexible allows the“ASTROX 88 S”to hold the shuttlecock for accurate control, while the“ASTROX 88 D” 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 the“88 S” is only 5mm longer, which enhances both accuracy and power while the“88 D” 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(more flex and faster kick-back graphite material)” and stabilizes the racket 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* 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)|
Number (CONVENTIONAL GRAPHITE = 100)
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.
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 GROMMET PATTERN
The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.
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.
Combines solid hitting feel and quick swing.
NEW BUILT-IN T-JOINT
‘NEW’ 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.
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