Yonex Astrox 88S Designed for the skilful game, Combining a head-heavy balance, 4U weight and stiff shaft, the Astrox 88S offers plenty of attacking power for players that love to strike the opponent with decisive attacks. The AX88S has one major difference compared to AX88D - AX88S is a 5mm shorter shaft. The 5mm shorter shaft offers an excellent balance between reduced air resistance ( found in classic, regular length rackets ) and extra power (found in longer length rackets), making this racket perfect for players that love to attack from the front and the follow through quickly and easily.
Secondly, the Astrox 88 includes Yonex’s new Energy Boost Cap, which boosts energy transfer from the player to the racket by flexing the shaft in a single direction, reducing shaft twisting and energy loss. This combines perfectly with the innovative Namd graphite which produces extra flex and snapback for players, giving you additional power with no loss of control.
Finally, the Astrox 88S flexes at the bottom of the frame near the T-Joint, allowing the string bed to hold the shuttle longer, giving you the extra acceleration and agility you need to win. Altogether, this makes the Astrox 88S the perfect racket for players that want to control their opponents from start to finish with a fantastic blend of power, speed and control.
|HM Graphite / Namd / NANOMETRIC / Tungsten|
|HM Graphite / Namd|
|5 mm longer Shaft|
Weight Grip Size
|4U (Ave.83g) G4, 5|
|White / Red|
Control Players: AEROBITE, Hard Hitters: BG80P
|4U: 20 - 28 lbs|
Technologies Used In Racket
( 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.
( 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.
*approximate measurement when compared to a conventional racquet shaft, tested by YONEX
( AERO+BOX Frame )
Combines solid hitting feel and quick swing.
( ISOMETRIC 0
Enlarged Sweet Spot
ISOMETRICTM technology continues to help the world’s greatest players achieve global success. Developed over 30 years ago, the ISOMETRICTM design increases the sweet spot by 7%*. Compared to a conventional round frame, a square-shaped ISOMETRICTM racquet generates a larger sweet spot by optimizing the intersection of the main and cross strings. ISOMETRICTM delivers greater control without sacrificing power. ISOMETRICTM is a Trademark of Yonex CO., LTD.
*Tested by Yonex
( New Grommet Pattern )
The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.
( Rotational Generator System )
Counterbalanced Weight Distribution
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 rapid succession.
( Solid Feel Core )
The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.
( Super Slim Shaft )
Reduced Air Resistance
The slimmest racquet ever produced by YONEX vastly reduces air resistance whilst providing maximum feel.
( Energy Boost CAP )
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
( New Built-in T-Joint )
The lightweight T-Joint increases stability of the shuttle on the strings, maximizing power and control.