The Astrox line is the newest line of rackets from Yonex. The Astrox 77, the first in this series, with its striking colors, had an important role to play in the acceptance and success of the Astrox series. From a technology standpoint, it used the world’s first new dimension graphite material, Namd, which allows for its weight to be distributed throughout the grip end, frame top and the joint for maximum control. More importantly, however, it was critical for it to have a great feel and playability for the demanding advanced level player.

Introduced in 2017, the Astrox 77 immediately had International players such as Marcus Gideon Fernaldi from Indonesia, Ratchanok Intanon from Thailand, and Akane Yamaguchi using it. A definite plus, considering Gideon is a frantic doubles player while Intanon and Yamaguchi are more traditional singles players.

The Yonex Astrox 77 badminton racket is targeted at players who like lightweight rackets. Similar to the Nanoray 750 in feel and balance, the Astrox 77 is easy on the wrist and forearm. It allows for a quick backswing and good control at the net. It might not be as powerful as the Astrox 88 but that is expected. Ideal tension for this racket is about 25 lbs but some might prefer a higher tension for better net control. Overall, the Astrox 77 serves as a great doubles racket for quick racket swings and net play but also works well for those who prefer lighter rackets for singles.

Pros: Lighweight for quick swings, Medium Flex, ideal for long rallies

Cons: Limited Power compared to the Astrox 88S and Astrox 88D.

 

Check the video below by B. R. Sankeerth, an International badminton player from Canada, that demonstrates the flex of the shaft.

 

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