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Dial in a secure fit with the new Power Cushion Infinity

Yonex Power Cushion Infinity Tennis Shoes Black

Yonex Co., LTD. is proud to introduce the new innovative badminton shoes, POWER CUSHION INFINITY. The unmatched performance of the POWER CUSHION+ construction meets the most secure fit of the double-dial Boa® Fit System, for faster more precise footwork.


Yonex Power Cushion Infinity Badminton Shoe Red
The red Yonex Infinity is not available in Canada

Badminton is getting faster and more dynamic, with many players demanding a shoe that suits their speedy style of play. POWER CUSHION INFINITY utilizes the lace-less Boa® Fit System, with two dials allowing those quick, fine adjustments independently around both the toes and ankle for an unparalleled fit.


Yonex Power Cushion Infinity Badminton Shoe Sole
The black Infinity features a black sole.

In addition, the new 3D Power Graphite Sheet integrated within the sole increases stability without sacrificing comfort. Whilst the midsole contains POWER CUSHION+ cushioning which transforms the impact when jumping, running and lunging into energy. POWER CUSHION INFINITY supports aggressive footwork with a secure fit, stability and shock absorption.


Order Online – Pickup In-Store

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If you want to be 100% certain that we have them in your size when you get here, order them online and choose Ship to Store for Local Pickup. If they don’t fit, you can exchange them for something that does. If you decide you don’t like them, we can issue a full refund.

Order them online. We will send you an email when they are ready for pickup. That way you only have to come to the store once.


Product Specifications:

Upper: Fully synthetic
Midsole: Synthetic Resin
Outsole: Rubber
Weight ~ 290g (26.0cm shoe)
Colours:
– Black (available in Canada)
– Red (not available in Canada)


Yonex Power Cushion +



Boa Fit System

Create a precise fit from two simple dials. By analyzing the demands and movement of badminton players, two Boa® Fit System dials are positioned to secure the toes and ankle. The toe features a soft lace for flexible comfort and the dial on ankle tightens the sailcloth covering the instep securing the foot. It provides both dynamic footwork and comfort at the same time.

Yonex Boa Fit System Shoe Technology



3D Power Graphite Sheet

The redesigned 3D Power Graphite Sheet positioned at the mid to outer part of the sole improves torsional rigidity where it is needed most.

Yonex 3D power graphite sheet shoe technology

New 3D Power Graphite Sheet Torsional Rigidity: +20%

*Tested by Yonex

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Yonex Releases Astrox 99

Yonex Astrox 99 Badminton Racquet

Yonex Co., Ltd. is proud to announce the ASTROX 99, the newest racquet in the ASTROX series, which continues to gain a never-before-seen level of trust among the world’s top badminton players. Targeted at advanced players, the ASTROX 99 is designed to deliver power from hit after hit. Worldwide release is scheduled for mid-September 2018.

Until now, the ASTROX series has utilized next-generation graphite “Namd” in the shaft, which results in a large increase in the snap back speed of the shaft, producing greater smash speeds. But the ASTROX 99 has adopted Namd in the entire body of the racquet, including the frame, doubling contact time with the shuttle*2, resulting in an explosive shot as the racquet returns from flexed to straight at the end of the swing. Additionally, the Energy Boost Cap shape is designed to encourage even more flex in the shaft, further benefiting from the effects of the Namd graphite.

The series trademark technology, Rotational Generator System, which contributes to a smooth transition from shot to shot also helps the player maximize the effects of the entire Namd body.

The design of the ASTROX 99 is inspired by the power and energy of the sun. The base of orange and black echo the sun spinning in the vast blackness of space, while red highlights recall the explosive solar flares that occur on its surface.

*1 Namd is a technology developed by Nitta Corporation to “uniformly disperse carbon nanotubes into carbon fiber composites.”
*2 Based on machine test results, compared to conventional racquets

INNOVATION

New dimension graphite Namd

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. In the ASTROX 99, Namd has also been incorporated in the racquet frame, which helps it to “hold” the shuttle, increasing contact time and, resultingly, the speed and force with which it is expelled.

Below left: A shuttlecock hit by the ASTROX 99 reaches the target fast and penetrates deeper than when hit by a conventional racquet.

Below right: The contact with the shuttlecock is twice as long with the ASTROX 99 than with the conventional racquet, and the shuttle is ejected faster and further.

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 and in rapid succession.

New Cap Design “Energy Boost Cap”:

Maximizes shaft performance

The new shape allows the shaft to flex, which ensures the maximum effect of “Namd[1](more flex and faster kick-back graphite material)” and stabilizes the racquet face by preventing the shaft twisting, increasing control.

Yonex Astrox 99 — Technologies


Yonex Namd

Yonex Namd Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Namd Badminton Racquet Technology

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 Yonex Namd, nanomaterials are directly adhered to the graphite fibers and resin is greatly increased. This major improvement in Yonex racquets produces a shaft that flexes and stores energy, delivering explosive force on impact with the shuttle.



Yonex Badminton Racquet Full Frame Namd

Yonex Full Racquet Namd Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Full Racquet Namd Badminton Racquet Technology

The ASTROX 99 has adopted Namd in the entire body of the racquet, including the frame. This doubles contact time with the shuttle, resulting in an explosive shot, as the racquet returns from flexed to straight at the end of the swing.



Yonex Nanometric

Yonex Badminton Racquet Nanometric

Yonex Nanometric Badminton Technology
Yonex Nanometric Badminton Technology

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.



New Grommet Pattern

Yonex New Grommet Pattern Racquet Technology
Yonex New Grommet Pattern Racquet Technology

Yonex’ new single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes and fewer shared holes than other brands. This permits for a more high-performance stringing pattern.



Rotational Generator System

Yonex Rotational Generator System Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Rotational Generator System Badminton Racquet Technology

Yonex rotational generator system applies the counterbalance theory in Yonex racquets. Weight is distributed throughout the grip end, frame top and the joint for maximum control. This ensures a smooth and rapid transition to the next shot.



Solid Feel Core

Yonex Solid Feel Core Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Solid Feel Core Badminton Racquet Technology

The built-in solid feel core in Yonex premium racquets reduces harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. This technology, called “solid feel core” is a feature of all Yonex racquets manufactured in Japan.



Super Slim Long Shaft

Yonex Super Slim Shaft Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Super Slim Shaft Badminton Racquet Technology

This is the slimmest racquet ever produced by Yonex. It vastly reduces air resistance whilst providing maximum feel.



Aero+Box Frame

Yonex Aero Box Frame Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Aero Box Frame Badminton Racquet Technology

Yonex frames are contoured differently on different parts of the loop. Some areas feature an aerodynamic shape to reduce air resistance. Other areas feature a box shape to provide strength and power. This combination offers a quick swing with a solid feel.



Built in T-Joint

Yonex Built In T Joint Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Built In T Joint Badminton Racquet Technology

‘New’ Built-in T-Joint is manufactured from a special lightweight plastic combined with epoxy resin and a foaming agent. Yonex says that it enhances quality and performance by increasing the stability of the shuttle on the stringbed and through the air.



Yonex Energy Boost Cap

Yonex Energy Boost Cap Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Energy Boost Cap Badminton Racquet Technology

The new shape of the energy boost cap allows the shaft to flex, which ensures the maximum effect of “Namd[1](more flex and faster kick-back graphite material)” and stabilizes the racquet face by preventing the shaft twisting, increasing control



Isometric Head Shape

Yonex Badminton Racquet Isometric

Yonex Nanomesh Neo Badminton Racquet Technology
Yonex Nanomesh Neo Badminton Racquet Technology

Yonex’ square-shaped ISOMETRIC frame shape is designed to keep vertical strings at a similar length. This shape produces a larger sweet spot in all directions.

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Yonex Eclipsion Best Stability Award

Tennis_Magazine_ECLIPSIONTennis Magazine, the No. 1 tennis publication in the world*, has awarded the POWER CUSHION ECLIPSION with the Editor’s Choice for Best Stability in their 2016 Shoe Guide. This award comes hot off the heels of the ECLIPSION receiving the gold medal in French magazine tennis addict. The shoe has received high accolades for its exceptional cushioning and shock absorbance provided by the POWER CUSHION. The shoe’s extraordinary performance has also earned the trust of top players, such as World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka, who talks about the shoe here.

The Tennis Magazine Shoe Guide looks at 13 new shoes from a number of different manufactures and puts them through extensive performance tests. The tests are carried out by several players of various physical builds, skill level and play style on varying surfaces to get a well-rounded picture of each shoe’s performance. Along with Best Stability, other awards included Best Technology, Best Lightweight Shoe and Best New Line.

Impressions opened with praise for the POWER CUSHION, “Its three-layer cushioning system provides superior padding on harsh impact and gave noticeable spring into the next step.” The review continued, praising the shoe’s Toe Assist Shape, “Yonex created a new toe-support design by adding additional room in the forefoot, relying on the foot’s natural movement for stability.” The shoe was also lauded for its combo of the POWER CUSHION and DURABLE SKIN which locks players into the shoe even during harsh movements, and its versatility across varying surfaces was also praised.

Yonex ™ gear has been a hit in Tennis Magazine, which recently awarded the VCORE Duel G 97 with Editor’s Choice for Best Heavy Hitter.

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A First for Spain

Carolina MariAs of June 11th, Carolina Marin (NANORAY Z-SPEED, SHB-02LX) has made history by becoming the first Spanish badminton player to achieve a ranking of World No. 1.

The Spanish shuttler has several achievements to her name. Last year she won at BWF World Championships, becoming the first Spanish player to do so. In 2015 she had consecutive triumphs at the Yonex ™ All England, Malaysia Open Superseries Premier and Australian Open Superseries. With accomplishments like these, she now truly stands among the world’s elite.

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VCORE TOUR F 93 “Best Performance Frame”

YONEX VCORE TOUR F 93 TENNIS RACQUETYONEX USA MEDIA RELEASE
3 MARCH 2015

The VCORE Tour F 93 has been selected as the racquet with the best high-performance frame in Tennis Magazine’s 2015 Racquet Guide, published in its March/April issue.

Testing was comprehensive, with many samples of each racquet sent to a panel of diverse playtesters, ranging from tennis coaches, former players, and racquet technicians. With racquets strung to the respective manufacturers’ standards, playtesters examined the racquets in areas such as power, control, comfort, manoeuvrability and playability. Playtesters also received evaluations from playing partners, students and customers to form a well-rounded opinion on the racquets.

“This frame is about precision and control,” praised the review, “Nowhere was that more evident than at net, where the small head size, easy handling and superb feel at contact made for great volleying.” The slightly larger VCORE Tour F 97 also received a mention in the category of high-performance frame.

Read the full review on Tennis Tuesday here: http://issues.tennistuesday.net/02-24-2015/p/8

Members of Team Yonex ™ are seeing remarkable results with the VCORE Tour F. In the recent Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, rising Croatian tennis talent Borna Coric (VCORE Tour F 97, POLYTOUR SPIN) played an outstanding match against Australian Open runner-up Andy Murray, which the teenager seized in straight sets.