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ASTROX 88 S

ASTROX 88 S

Item Code:
AX88S
Flex:
Stiff
Frame:
H.M. GRAPHITE/NANOMETRIC/Tungsten
Shaft:
H.M. Graphite/Namd
Weight / Grip Size:
4U (Ave.83g) G4,5
3U (Ave.88g) G4,5
Stringing Advice:
4U 20-28 lbs, 3U 21-29 lbs
Colour:
Emerald Green

Made in Japan

Product Technology

New Frame Design and Racquet 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. In addition the overall length of the“88 S” is only 5mm longer, which enhances both accuracy and power while the“88 D” is 10 mm longer to provide powerful attacks.

New Enargy Boost Cap

The new shape allows the shaft to flex, which ensures the maximum effect of “Namd[1](more flex and faster kick-back graphite material)” and stabilizes the racquet 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 a rapid succession.

nanometric logo

NANOMETRIC* improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibres enabling us to take racquet shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60%* thinner than a conventional racquet whilst retaining stiffness, YONEX has created a revolutionary lightweight racquet with lightening head speed and control.

*NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOYTM Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.

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*approximate measurement when compared to a conventional racquet shaft, tested by YONEX

Flexural Strength (Bending Strength) (%) Flexural Modules (Stiffness) Impact Strength (Resisting External Shock)
Conventional Graphite 100 100 100
NANOMETRIC 108 98 140
NANOPREME 108 109 124

Number (CONVENTIONAL GRAPHITE = 100)

Researched by YONEX R&D Team

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 racquets, it is common to combine nanomaterials with resin that connects graphite fibers, but in Namd, 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.

Namd

Tennis Tech ISOMETRIC LOGO

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.

Isometric

The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.

New Grommet Pattern 2013 ver

The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.

SOLID FEEL CORE

Combines solid hitting feel and quick swing.

AERO+BOX Frame

‘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.

NEW Built-in T-Joint

Super Slim Long Shaft

The slimmest racquet ever produced by YONEX vastly reduces air resistance whilst providing maximum feel.