Designed for the Aggressive Doubles Player
The Astrox 88 D is designed specifically for aggressive doubles players looking to fire powerful smashes from the rear court.
All New NAMD Graphite; High Tension frame up to 29 lbs
The Astrox 88 features Yonex latest NAMD graphite which is a stronger and more responsive. This allows the racket to take up to 29lbs of string tension (covered under Yonex original manufacture warranty).
Hybrid Power and Control; The Astrox Technology*
The Astrox 88 features the Rotational Generator System. This simple technology allows the very same racket to feel like a control racket and a power racket in your game. When stationary, the Astrox feels like a Balanced Racket. When attacking (usually when smashing), the Astrox feels like a Head Heavy racket. Scroll down to the bottom if you'd like to read more on this technology.
New Frame Design
The Astrox 88D is designed to be 10mm longer than a conventional racket for a more powerful smash and a higher reach.
Official Equipment for most Yonex Sponsored Player
The Flagship Astrox 88 is the choice of rackets for most doubles pairing including World no.1 Kevin and Marcus from Indonesia, and Boe and Morgensen from Denmark.
Shaft Flexibility: Stiff
Balance Point: Rotational
Frame Material: H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten
Shaft Material: H.M. Graphite + Namd
Weight: 4U (83 grams)
Grip Size: G5 (Small)
Color: Ruby Red
MADE IN JAPAN
The Astrox Technology (Rotational Generator System), Hybrid Balanced and Power
The Yonex Astrox concept is simple but revolutionary. In simple terms, weights are allocated to the top and bottom of the Astrox racket. When stationary, it feels like a 'Balanced Racket' as the weights counter each other. As you swing the racket (especially a large swing), the Astrox feels like a 'Head Heavy' racket because as you swing, you'll feel the weight at the top of the frame simply because the swing motion at the top of the racket is larger than the motion at the bottom of the racket. As you finish swinging, the racket becomes a 'Balanced Racket' again as both weights at the top and bottom counter weighs each other again.