The perfect badminton racket for dominant, back-court players. Explosive power allows you to effortlessly deliver killer smashes.
- Flex : Stiff Flex
- Balance : Head Heavy
- Weight : 4U ( 80- 84g)
Yonex Astrox 88D is the latest racket in the Yonex Astrox series and is designed for heavy hitters who love to play at the back-court. Combining a head heavy balance and a stiff shaft, the Astrox 88D provide you with plenty of attacking ammunition to break down your opponents defence.
Yonex has designed a powerful racket by infusing the Astrox 88D with the latest innovative technologies. It consists of the Rotational Generator System found in all the Astrox series which distributes the weight throughout the racket for maximum control and smooth transitions between shots. The Astrox 88D also introduces Yonex’s next generation material Namd in its shaft, allowing it to quickly flex and return to normal which translates to faster smash speeds. Unique to the Astrox 88D is that it has a 10mm longer shaft which is a new innovation from Yonex. The longer shaft offers unmatched power that rivals even some of the all-time favorites such as the Z-Force II and Nanoray Z-Speed, making this racket a perfect choice for players that love to dominate the back court and consistently deliver powerful smashes.
Additionally, the Astrox 88D is designed with Yonex’s latest Energy Boost Cap technology which increases energy transfer from player to the racket by flexing the shaft in a single direction. By reducing unnecessary shaft twisting this racket allows energy to be maximized and utilized for maximum power. This works perfectly together with the Namd material found in the shaft that allows extra flex and snapback for players, providing explosive power and perfect control. Finally, the point of flex on the Yonex Astrox 88D is at the mid-point of the frame which allows only the upper half to flex. This allows you to accumulate energy and momentum before releasing relentless power that helps you break down your opponent’s defence every time.
Our view is that the longer shaft of the AX88D compared to AX88S makes it a more suitable choice if you prefer staying at the back court. This is the perfect choice if you like to release smash after smash after smash.
Racket of Choice :
- Marcus Fernaldi Gideon – 2017 and 2018 Yonex All England Winner
- Carsten Mogensen
- Lee Yong Dae