ASTROX 88 D - New color [White/Red]
Worldwide release: May 15, 2020
Lead the attack with increased power and control.
- Item Code: AX88D
- Flex: Stiff
- Balance: Head Heavy
- Frame: H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten
- Shaft: H.M. GRAPHITE + Namd
- Weight / Grip Size: 4U (Ave.83g) G5; 3U (Ave.88g) G4
- Stringing Advice: 4U 20-28 lbs, 3U 21-29 lbs
- Colour: Ruby Red, Red/Black 
NEW ASTROX 88 S and ASTROX 88 D are released with linked designs which combine red, black and off white. These colors are aimed to personify an athlete’s passion and fighting spirit. Men’s doubles, Kevin S. Sukamuljo and Marcus F. Gideon (INA) will be adopting the new ASTROX 88 S/D designs alongside men’s doubles, Keigo Sonoda and Takeshi Kamura (JPN) and women’s doubles, Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota (JPN).
Introducing the new ASTROX 88 D racquet with Rotational Generator System. The counter balanced head adapts to each shot, helping you to control the drive and attack the opposition with increased acceleration, steeper angle and power on the smash.
New Frame Design and Racket 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.
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.
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.
NEW Grommet Pattern
The single-pass grommet hole construction provides more grommet holes for a more high-performance stringing pattern.
SOLID FEEL CORE
The built-in solid feel core cuts harmful miscellaneous vibration at impact. Solid feel core is carried in all racquets manufactured in Japan.
Combines solid hitting feel and quick swing.
NEW Built-in T-Joint
‘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 Energy Boost Cap
The new shape allows the shaft to flex, which ensures the maximum effect of “Namd(more flex and faster kick-back graphite material)” and stabilizes the racquet face by preventing the shaft twisting, increasing control
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