Unlike the Yonex Astrox 88D which is 10mm longer than the standard racket, the Yonex Astrox 88S badminton racket is only 5mm longer than the standard racket and is ideal for setting up decisive kills for the backcourt partner with precise drops, taps, and drives.
The Yonex Astrox 88S badminton racket is perfect for the frontcourt specialist. The Yonex Astrox 88 Skill badminton racket has immense power in the front for quick taps, drives, net kills, and defense. This is not to say it is an inferior option for backcourt players who typically are responsible for high power smashes to finish long rallies. Perfect for any player who loves attacking the net and playing upfront during doubles game.
Yonex made the “ASTROX 88 S” entire frame flex allowing the player to hold the shuttlecock for accurate control and placement.
Frame Composition: H.M. Graphite / NANOMETRIC / Tungsten
Shaft Composition: H.M. Graphite / Namd
Weight: 4U (80.0-84.0 gms.)
Grip Size: G5 (small grip)
Balance: Head Heavy
Stringing: Custom Stringing Available
Recommended string: (20-28 lbs.)
Racket Cover: Yonex Full Cover
Made in: Japan
The square-shaped ISOMETRIC frame shape is designed to keep vertical strings at a similar length, as well as the horizontal strings to produce an expanded sweet spot in all directions.
New Grommet Pattern
The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a higher-performance stringing pattern.
Solid Feel core
The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all rackets manufactured in Japan.
Aero + Box Frame
The AERO + BOX Frame Combination delivers the solid hitting feel and quick swing.
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 rackets, it is common to combine nanomaterials with resin that connects graphite fibers, but in NAMD, the 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.
New Frame Design And Racket 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. The overall length of the"88 S" is only 5mm longer than the standard racket, which enhances both accuracy and power while the"88 D" is 10 mm longer than the standard racket to provide powerful attacks.
New 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 racket face by preventing the shaft twisting, increasing control.
Rotational Generator System
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.
New Built-in T-Joint
‘NEW’ Built-in T-Joint is manufactured from a special lightweight plastic combined with epoxy resin and foaming agent that enhances quality and performance by increasing the stability of the shuttle on the string bed and through the air.
NANOMETRIC improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibers taking racket shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60% thinner than a conventional racket while retaining stiffness, Yonex has created a revolutionary lightweight racket with lightening head speed and control.
NANOMETRIC is the new material that applies the NANOALLOY Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.
Super Slim Long Shaft
One of the slimmest rackets produced by YONEX vastly reduces air resistance while providing maximum feel.