Yonex Astrox 88 S/D: A new dawn for doubles

Yonex Astrox 88 S/D: A new dawn for doubles


Introducing the highly anticipated ASTROX 88 S and ASTROX 88 D, the latest innovation set to revolutionize the world of doubles badminton. As defensive techniques continue to evolve at a rapid pace, scoring points has become increasingly challenging for players. The ASTROX 88 S and D models have been specifically designed to address this challenge head-on, offering unique advantages tailored to different playing styles.

Scheduled for a global launch on March 22, 2024, the updated rackets will be available in multiple models catering to players of all skill levels. From the elite PRO model to the TOUR, GAME, and beginner-friendly ASTROX 88 PLAY, each variant shares the same core performance concept while incorporating distinct materials and technologies.

The ASTROX 88 S is engineered to empower players with decisive front-court attacks, combining enhanced control and maneuverability for fast-paced rallies. With extended length and an expanded sweet spot, this racket ensures precise shot placement and increased power when needed. On the other hand, the ASTROX 88 D excels in back-court play, breaking down defenses with its focus on power shots. Featuring a longer frame and weight distribution optimized for stability, this model delivers smashing performance from the rear of the court.

The advanced features of the 3rd generation ASTROX 88 S/D series include the upgraded Rotational Generator System, incorporating a POWER-ASSIST BUMPER at the top of the frame. This innovative addition enhances power transfer to the shuttle by reducing air resistance, resulting in more impactful shots. Furthermore, the PRO and TOUR models boast the implementation of 2G-Namd Flex Force technology throughout the shaft, maximizing shot power through quick flex and snapback capabilities.

Notably, the ASTROX 88 S and D are not just about power; they also prioritize precision and control. An expanded sweet spot on the ASTROX 88 S improves shuttle-hold for enhanced control, while the ASTROX 88 D's concentrated sweet spot and frame weight distribution ensure a strong and stable smash.

To complement these groundbreaking rackets, matching bags will be launched simultaneously, featuring the distinctive colorways of the ASTROX 88 S and D models. With the promise of improved performance and game-changing features, the ASTROX 88 S and D herald a new era for doubles badminton players worldwide.

Sweet Spot

ASTROX 88 S – An expanded sweet spot improves shuttle-hold for enhanced control.

ASTROX 88 D – Concentrates power to the sweet spot for an enhanced shot power.

Stability Weight Distribution

ASTROX 88 D - Additional weight is added on the sides of the frame. This weight distribution on all four sides of the frame improves stability at impact for an overall stronger smash.

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