Yonex Astrox 88D badminton racket - OFF White New Color
The new ASTROX 88 S and ASTROX 88 D are released with linked designs which combine red, black and off white. These colors are aimed to personify an athlete’s passion and fighting spirit. Men’s doubles, Kevin S. Sukamuljo and Marcus F. Gideon (INA) will be adopting the new ASTROX 88 S/D designs alongside men’s doubles, Keigo Sonoda and Takeshi Kamura (JPN) and women’s doubles, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota (JPN).
The “88 S and 88 D” also feature 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 S…S stands for Skill、ASTROX 88 D…D stands for Dominate
Item Code: AX88S-White/Black
Frame: H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten
Shaft: H.M. Graphite + Namd
Weight / Grip Size: 4U (Ave.83g) G5, 3U (Ave.88g) G4
Stringing Advice: 4U 20-28 lbs, 3U 21-29 lbs
Colour: OFF White and Black
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.
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
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 NANOALLOYTM Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.
*approximate measurement when compared to a conventional racquet shaft, tested by YONEX
|Flexural Strength (Bending Strength) (%)||Flexural Modules (Stiffness)||Impact Strength (Resisting External Shock)|
Number (CONVENTIONAL GRAPHITE = 100)
Researched by YONEX R&D Team
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