Yonex Astrox 88S Badminton Racquet

(7 customer reviews)

From: $330.00 $269.99

Free string. Free installation. Free overgrip. Free stencil.

Description

Yonex ™ Astrox 88S Customized Badminton Racquet


Endorsed by:

Viktor Axelsen
Viktor Axelsen


Endorsed by:

Kevin S. Sukamuljo
Kevin S. Sukamuljo


Endorsed by:

Lee Yong Dae
Lee Yong Dae

Our Description

The Astrox 88S is one model in a new series of racquets designed to replace the now obsolete Votric series of Yonex badminton racquets. Like the old Voltric series, the Astrox series is head heavy and is engineered for players who play most of the game from the mid- to back court. The head heavy balance of this series allows these players to hit drives and smashes harder. It also allows them to hit the shuttle further than players who play mid-to-front court would need to.

Every racquet in the new Astrox series has been redesigned to deliver more power during smashes and more durability over the long term. The new graphite in this racquet makes the old graphite in the Voltric series obsolete. The rotational generator system and counterbalanced head also surpasses the engineering in the old Voltric series.


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Manufacturer’s Description

YONEX is proud to announce the launch of two new badminton racquets. Uniquely designed for the doubles specialist, the ASTROX 88S is targeted at enhancing the SKILL of the front court player while the ASTROX 88D is aimed at allowing the back court player to DOMINATE the opposition.

The key role of a doubles player’s positioning is different: back court players create chances by breaking through the opponents while the front court players require a decisive attack to win points by seizing opportunities. Yonex has focused on these specific roles within the doubles discipline and developed the ASTROX 88 racquets to enhance the performance required in both positions.

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 10 mm longer to provide powerful attacks.

Legendary Korean doubles player Lee Yong Dae, the Beijing Olympic Gold Medalist and former BWF World #1, tested the racquet several times during its development and gave the following feedback: “I’m really impressed that Yonex managed to improve the performance every time I tested these unique racquets. The “ASTROX 88S and 88D” have become racquets that maximize the performance of both the front and back court doubles player positions.”


Two Special Offers

Special Offer
#1 – Customers who purchase select premium Yonex badminton racquets online are offered free string, free installation, free overgrip, and free shipping.

#2 – Customers who purchase select premium Yonex premium racquets in-store get $200 worth of free stringing upgrades. They are also able to take advantage of our Try-One-Before-Buy-One racquet demo program.

Choose the special offer that best suits you.


Racquet Specifications


Colours

The Astrox 88s is currently available only in one colour style: emerald green. As with other Yonex frames, new colour options may be released. We will update this page when other colour options become available.

Flex

This is a stiff flex badminton racquet, which makes it suitable for players at the advanced to elite level. Most recreational players will find this frame too stiff to use effectively, especially on the corner-to-corner backhand clear. Players below advanced to elite level should consider more flexible racquets in the Astrox series.


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Materials

The loop of this racquet consists of a mix of advanced materials that include high modulus graphite, Nanometric and Tungsten. The shaft consists of high modulus graphite and Namd.

Available Weights / Grip Sizes

This racquet is being manufactured in a range of weights and grip sizes. The 4U version weighs an average of 83 grams and is available in one grip size: G5. The heavier 3U version weighs an average of 88 grams and is available in grip size 4. Both options are being imported by Yonex Canada.

Stringing Advice

The heavier of these two racquets (3U4) should be strung in the 21-29 lb range. The lighter (4U4) should be strung in the 20-28 lbs range. Players who need advice about stringing this racquet should come into our store and consult with a stringing expert.


Racquet Technology


Astrox 88 New Frame Design and Racquet Length

Astrox 88 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.



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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.


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Product Details

Sport

Brand

Grade

Adult Performance

Game Group

Singles Only, Doubles Only, Singles & Doubles

Age Group

Player Type

Aggressive

Format

Customized

Length

Grip Size

,

Frame Weight

4U (80-84g), 3U (85-89g)

Colour

Emerald Green

Item Type

Core item

Frame Flex

Stroke Style

, ,

Balance

Warranty

6 months

7 reviews for Yonex Astrox 88S Badminton Racquet

  1. Racquet Network

    Ponkrit Chaninchoduk. Demo card feedback. 19 March 2019

  2. Racquet Network

    Eric Tang. Demo card feedback. 30 March 2019

  3. Racquet Network

    Jacob Cu. Demo card feedback. 7 April 2019

  4. Racquet Network

    Spencer Bonin. Demo card feedback. 22 May 2019

  5. Racquet Network

    Siyue C. Demo Card Feedback. 12 JAN 2019.

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    Shekar J. Demo Card Feedback. 19 JAN 2019

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    Tyler Taylor. Demo Card Feedback. 3 JAN 2019.

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