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Test Drive the Yonex Astrox 88

Yonex Astrox 88 S badminton racquet

Test Drive the 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 in our southwest Calgary store.

Customers can take up to a month to test drive a variety of premium Yonex badminton racquets before they commit to buying one. Our customers test drive more than 1000 racquets every year. See us in-store for details.

Yonex Astrox 88

The Astrox 88S features the Rotational Generator System technology that is unique to the ASTROX series and is already performing for the world’s best. By precisely distributing the weight throughout the entire racquet it prevents a loss of follow-through power and allows quick fire attacks by creating a smooth transition into the next shot.

The Astrox 88D features the Rotational Generator System technology that is unique to the ASTROX series and is already performing for the world’s best. By precisely distributing the weight throughout the entire racquet it prevents a loss of follow-through power and allows quick fire attacks by creating a smooth transition into the next shot.


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 Badminton Racquet Energy Boost Cap

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 Badminton Racquet Rotational Generator System

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

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 Badminton Racquet Nanometric



Yonex 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 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 Namd



Isometric Head Shape

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.

Yonex Badminton Racquet Isometric

Yonex Badminton Racquet Isometric



New Grommet Pattern

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.

Yonex Badminton Racquet New Grommet Pattern



Solid Feel Core

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.

Yonex Badminton Racquet Solid Feel Core



Aero+Box Frame

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.

Yonex Badminton Racquet Aero + Box Frame



Built in T-Joint

‘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 Badminton Racquet Built in T-Joint



Super Slim Long Shaft

Yonex Badminton Racquet Super Slim Long Shaft

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