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How to String the Yonex Astrox 88

A pair of Yonex Astrox 88D Badminton Racquets strung with BG80 Power.

How to String the Yonex Astrox 88

The instructions on this page are provided as a courtesy to independent racquet stringers in our network. For more information, please consult our YouTube Channel which features hundreds of full movies and time lapse videos illustrating how to string a large variety of racquets of all kinds.


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How to String this Racquet

Length Mains 18.5′
Length Crosses 14.5′
Tension Printed on frame
Pattern 20×21
Start Mains Head
Mains Skip 7H, 9H, 11H, 11T
Tie Off Mains 8T
Start Crosses 9T
Tie Off Crosses 6T
Last Cross 7H
Tie Off Crosses 5H

The outside two mains on either side of this racquet should be finished using a standard Yonex double-back method. For this racquet, the double path is 9T to 12T to 16H to 14H to 10T before tying off at 8T.

Yonex Badminton Racquet Stringing Instructions

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How to Test Drive the Yonex Astrox 88

Yonex Astrox 88 S badminton racquet

How to Test Drive the Yonex Astrox 88

Test drive the Yonex ™ Astrox 88 badminton racquet before you buy it. This racquet is available as part of our Try Before You Buy racquet demo program offered in our southwest Calgary store.


Demo Program Details

This program is offered only in-store. It is not available to online customers.

How much does it cost to test drive racquets?

Test driving costs nothing, but customers who enter the program are committing to buying a racquet from us at the end of the one-month trial period.

How does it work?

Test drivers put down a security deposit. This allows them to test drive any racquet we have in our demo program. They can then test each racquet for up to one week. At the end of the one-month trial period, they choose the racquet they want to purchase and their deposit is refunded against the purchase price.

How much is the deposit?

The size of the deposit depends on the number of racquets the customer wants to take out each each week. If they are testing one racquet at a time, the deposit is $50.00. If they are testing two at a time, the deposit is $100.00.

What if I change my mind and do not want to buy a racquet?

Our demo program is only offered to customers who are committed to purchasing a new racquet from us within 30 days. If you do not intend to buy a racquet from us, please do not enter our demo program.

Can I apply my demo deposit to an online racquet purchase?

Our racquet demo program is offered to in-store customers only. Demo deposits can only be applied to in-store purchases. They cannot be applied to online purchases.

How do I start?

Please come into the store with a valid credit card. One of our experts will set up a demo account and help you choose your first racquet. This process usually requires about 30 minutes on the first visit. Subsequent visits to drop off and pick up only required a couple of minutes each.