Yonex Astrox 88D (Dominate) Badminton Racquet
Designed for the dominant back-court player, Yonex Astrox 88D is the latest racket in the Yonex Astrox series. Combining a head-heavy balance, 4U weight and stiff shaft, the Astrox 88D offers plenty of attacking power for players that love to break through their opponents with powerful smashes. Unique to the AX88D is a new innovation from Yonex; a new 10mm long shaft. The 10mm shaft offers simply unmatched power that rivals even the Z-Force II, making this racket perfect for players that love to stay at the back of the court while hitting smash after smash after smash.
Secondly, the Astrox 88 includes Yonex’s new E.B Cap, which boosts energy transfer from the player to the racket by flexing the shaft in a single direction, reducing shaft twisting and energy loss. This combines perfectly with the innovative Namd graphite which produces extra flex and snapback for players, giving you additional power with no loss of control. Finally, the Astrox 88D flexes at the midpoint of the frame, ensuring that only the upper half flexes, allowing the stringbed to transmit power to the shuttle as efficiently as possible, letting you accumulate energy and momentum before releasing the relentless power that helps you to break through your opponent's defence every time.
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.
- Flex: Stiff
- Frame: H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten
- Shaft: H.M. Graphite + Namd
- New 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 racquet face by preventing the shaft twisting, increasing control
New Frame Design and Racket Length
New Energy Boost Cap
Rotational Generator System
ISOMETRIC NEW Grommet Pattern
SOLID FEEL CORE
NEW Built-in T-Joint
Pro Player Endorsements
- Kevin Sanjaya Sukalmuljo
- Mathias Boe
- Lee Yong Dae