Yonex Astrox 88D Tour 3RD Generation Badminton Racket - Frame Only

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Weight: 4U (80-84g)
Sale price£161.99 Regular price£175.00
  • Weight: 4U (80-84g unstrung), offering a lightweight feel without compromising on the ability to generate power.
  • Balance: Head-Heavy, ideal for players who thrive on delivering powerful smashes and deep clears.
  • Flex: Stiff, providing excellent control and precision for advanced players.
  • Recommended Strings: Yonex Aerobite Hybrid (0.67/0.61mm) for power and comfort; Yonex BG65Ti (0.70mm) for control and durability.
  • Stringing Tension Range: 20-28 lbs, catering to a broad spectrum of playing styles and preferences.
  • Racket Cover: Not included, highlighting the professional-grade focus of this racket on performance and technology over accessories.

Introducing the Yonex Astrox 88D Tour 2024: a masterpiece crafted for those who command the backcourt with authority and precision.

Dressed in a striking silver and black, this head-heavy badminton racket is the perfect blend of explosive power, unmatched stability, and sleek aesthetics, designed to let you dominate the game from the backline.

Key Features:

  • Aero+ Box Frame: This frame combines the best of both worlds; the solid hitting feel of a box frame with the quick swing capabilities of Aero+ technology. It's engineered to enhance your swing speed while maintaining power, allowing for devastating smashes and clear shots.
  • Isometric Design: A hallmark of Yonex innovation, the Isometric design has been refining players' games for over 30 years. This design increases the sweet spot by 7% compared to traditional round frames by optimizing the intersection of the main and cross strings, offering a larger area for precision hits.
  • Rotational Generator System: Embracing counterbalance theory, this system distributes weight across the racket, ensuring a smooth transition between powerful shots and enabling rapid, successive attacks. It's all about maintaining momentum with balance and precision.
  • Expanded Sweet Spot for Control: The Astrox 88D Tour's frame has been lengthened by 5mm, enhancing maneuverability and expanding the sweet spot. This optimization not only supports fast rallies but also increases the precision of front-court attacks, giving you the upper hand in every match.
  • Ultra PE Fiber: The shaft is constructed with Ultra PEF—ultra polyethylene fiber—remarkably light yet able to endure immense forces. This material choice ensures maximum shock absorption, lessening the strain on your hands and improving the racket's durability.
  • Super Slim Shaft: Standing as the slimmest racket produced by Yonex, it significantly reduces air resistance, offering an unmatched feel and control over the shuttlecock, enhancing your ability to place shots with precision.
  • Energy Boost Cap Plus: This unique cap design maximizes shaft performance. It allows for greater flex on shots, while its side arch-shaped curve stabilizes the racket face by preventing twisting, ensuring your shots are both powerful and precise.
  • Power Assist Bumper: Equipped with a tungsten-infused nylon bumper, this feature amplifies power by optimizing weight distribution, enabling you to channel more energy into the shuttlecock for heavier, more powerful shots.

The Yonex Astrox 88D Tour 2024, unstrung to allow for customization, is the ultimate tool for players who demand the very best in power, control, and speed from the backcourt. Whether you're an aggressive smasher or a precise shuttlecock placer, this racket is built to elevate your game and intimidate your opponents. Embrace the silver precision of the Astrox 88D Tour and redefine your backcourt blitz.

Not in a rush? Check out our detailed guide here.

  1. Purpose of Play

    • Beginners: Opt for even-balanced rackets, which ensure ease in learning and versatility in shots.
    • Intermediate Players: Depending on playing style, consider rackets that are slightly head-heavy (for power) or slightly head-light (for speed).
    • Advanced Players: These players often have specific preferences. They might opt for rackets that amplify power, speed, or control, depending on their playing style.
  1. Weight Class:

    • Ultralight (5U,6U,7U): Easier to control, quick swing. Suitable for beginners and defensive players.
    • Standard (4U): Provides a balanced feel. Suitable for intermediate players.
    • Heavy (3U): Emphasizes power, might be harder to maneuver. Preferred by advanced players.
  1. Balance Point:

    • Head-Heavy: Emphasizes power, ideal for smashing.
    • Even-Balance: Offers a mix of power and speed. Suitable for players who play both at the net and the back of the court.
    • Head-Light: Emphasizes speed and quick reflexes, ideal for front court plays and doubles.
  1. String Tension:

    • Beginners: 20-23 lbs. Provides a larger sweet spot and is more forgiving.
    • Intermediate: 23-26 lbs. Offers a good mix of power and control.
    • Advanced: 27+ lbs. Delivers precise control but requires consistent hitting technique.
  1. Shaft Flexibility:

    • Flexible: Easier for beginners. Generates power without much effort but might compromise on accuracy.
    • Medium: Balanced flex and suitable for many intermediate players.
    • Stiff: Preferred by advanced players. Offers precision but requires good technique to generate power.
  1. Grip Size:

  • Smaller Hands: G5 or smaller
  • Average Hands: G4
  • Larger Hands: G3

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