ASTROX 88 S
Astrox 88 S is designed to enhance the skills of a front court specialist. The new frame design of the Astrox 88S lets you hold the shuttlecock for accurate control due to the added flex throughout the racquet head. Added to the shaft's construction is Namd graphite which adds faster snapback without compromising on a solid feel. Fast, effective and perfect for skill oriented players, the Yonex Astrox 88S delivers a racquet that is designed specifically with doubles players in mind.
For advanced players looking for accuracy, touch, and feel for skillful net play.
- Original YONEX US Version
- Grip Size: G5
- Weight: 4U (Ave 83g) / 3U (Ave 88g)
- Color: Off White/ Red
- Flex: Stiff
- Yonex String Recommendation: 4U(ave 83g) 20-28lb, 3U(ave 88g) 21-29lb
- Frame: H.M. Graphite / NANOMETRIC / Tungsten
- Shaft: H.M. Graphite / NAMD
- Cover: Yonex Full Cover
- Made in Japan.
- Recommended String: - Control Players: Aerobite, - Hard Hitters: BG80 Power
- No YY Logo will be printed on string bed.
- Stringing Service is done by Professional Stringer with Yonex Most Accurate High Quality Electronic Machine which is made in Japan.
- Stringing method complies with Yonex Stringing Instructions.
- 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
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 NANOALLOY™ Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.
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 ISOMETRIC™ equalizes the length of the main and cross strings in the string-bed, enlarging the sweet spot for more consistent accuracy even on off-centre hits.
- New Grommet Pattern
The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.
- Soft 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.
- AERO+BOX Frame
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.
- New Frame Design and Racquet Length
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.