The Astrox range are Yonex’s most attack orientated rackets and have super seeded the out-going Voltric range. Astrox rackets are known as ‘counterbalance’ frames. This means they will offer a more precise weight distribution throughout the grip end, frame top and joint, thus increasing the rotational power the racket provides.
The Astrox 88S is designed for the front court player as the whole frame is flexible to increase the time the shuttle spends on the string bed, compared to the Astrox 88D which flexes between 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock on the racket face. The 88S is 5mm longer than a conventional racket which helps to increase accuracy and power. As is with all Yonex rackets, this features their famous Isometric head shape which will increase the sweet spot on the racket. Therefore, even if you are hitting slightly off centre, you will find it a lot more forgiving compared to a conventional head shape.
The Astrox is an attack-orientated model which can take the lead in a high-speed game with a design that can deliver powerful, steep smashes, allowing you to dominate the court.
New Frame Design and Racket Length: Making the whole frame flexible allows the Astrox 88S to hold the shuttlecock for accurate control, while the Astrox 88D 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 88S is only 5mm longer, which enhances both accuracy and power while the 88D is 10mm longer to provide powerful attacks.
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 rapid succession.
Namd: Utilising high quality Namd graphite throughout the frame produces more flex with a faster snap back, unleashing dramatic steep power.
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
Isometric – Increases the size of your sweet spot
New Grommet Pattern – Single pass grommet holes for reduced string stress, maximising performance
Solid Feel Core – Reduces vibrations travelling down the shaft for improved comfort
AEROBOX Frame – A combination of faster swing speeds and a solid feel
New Built-in-T-Joint – The lightweight T-Joint increases stability of the shuttle on the strings, maximising power and control
Nanometric – Tightly bonded fibres enhance the rackets strength and minimise twisting during impact. Nanometric is a material which applies the Nanoalloy technology of Toray Industries Inc
Super Slim Long Shaft: The slimmest racket ever produced by Yonex, vastly reduces air resistance whilst providing maximum feel.
- Weight: 4U (Ave. 83g) G4
- Balance Point: Head Heavy
- Flex: Stiff
- String Tension: 20-28lbs
- Frame: HM Graphite / Nanometric / Tungsten
- Shaft: HM Graphite / Namd
- Length: 5mm longer
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We stock a comprehensive range of strings and all members of the team in-store are able to discuss your stringing requirements with you. Choosing the correct string is important to the rackets performance and as racket specialists we’re on hand to help. We’ve provided a quick summary of the key points of each string on the ‘Choose your string’ tab above – this should give you an outline of each string and help you decide which would be best. If you’ve got questions on string choice and would like to discuss further please contact us on 0116 2622113 or email us at [email protected].