Yonex is proud to announce the launch of two new badminton racquets in March. Uniquely designed for the doubles specialist, the ASTROX 88 S is targeted at enhancing the SKILL of the frontcourt player.
Overwhelm the opposition with the fast and powerful ASTROX. For players who demand a steep angled and devastating smash, taking the point to their opponent.
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
Balance: Rotational (Even/Head Heavy)
Frame: H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten
Shaft: H.M. Graphite + Namd
Weight / Grip Size: 3U (Ave.88g) G4, 5
Stringing Advice: 3U 21-29 lbs
In doubles, the backcourt player’s role is to dominate the opponents to create opportunities for the frontcourt player to finish with a decisive attack. 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.
New Frame Design and Racquet Length
Making the whole frame flexible allows the ASTROX 88 S to hold the shuttlecock for accurate control. In addition, the overall length of the 88 S is only 5mm longer.
New Cap Design - Energy Boost Cap: Maximizes shaft performance
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.
Endorsed by a respected double specialist, Lee Yong Dae
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 88 S have become the racquet that maximize the performance of both the front and backcourt doubles player positions.”
The ASTROX 88 S also 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, creating a smooth transition into the next shot allowing for quick-fire attacks.