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Yonex Astrox 88D Badminton Racket - Off-White Red

By Yonex
£147.99
£185.00
- 20%

Or 4 payments of £37.00 with Paypal credit

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  • Buying Guide
  • Delivery
  • Returns & Warranty
  • Price Match Promise

Description

  • For the back court doubles power player, also suitble for singles
  • Rotational Generator System
  • Isometric
  • New Grommet Pattern
  • Solid Feel Core
  • Aero+Box Frame
  • New Built-in T-Joint
  • Super Slim Shaft
  • Namd
  • Nanometric
  • Boost Cap

In a new colourway for 2020, the Yonex Astrox 88D Badminton Racket is designed for doubles players who rely on a strong smash and want to dominate their opponents from the rear of the court. Used by World No1, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon , this racket is built with a 10mm longer shaft and  head-heavy balance to enable the steepest possible shot angles, combined with the headweight for maximum power. The 88D's stiff flex creates a high degree of accuracy in shot execution, and also allows strong players to transmit thier power quickly through the frame. 

Astrox 88D has the new revolutionary graphite material in the shaft; Namd, Rotational Generator System weighting, new primary material for different flex points and new Energy Boost Cap for increased power.

For the back-court player to dominate the point. Flex in the upper frame and a longer shaft length, transmit maximum power to the shuttlecock.

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.

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

Brand Yonex
Model Series Astrox
Model name Astrox 88D
Shaft Construction H.M. Graphite / Namd
Original Racket Strings & Tension Frame Only, No Strings
Recommended Strings & Tension Yonex BG80 Power
String Tension Range 20-28lbs
Racket Bag/Cover Included Full Size Zip Racket Bag
Player Level Professional
Player Style Power
Racket Balance Head Heavy
Balance Point (mm) 315mm
Flex Stiff
Weight 83 grams
Grip Size G4/S2 (Medium)
Head shape Isometric
Overall length 665mm
Players Using Racket Anthony Ginting, Jonathan Christie, Ji Hyun Sung, Michelle Li, Marcus Gideon, Hung Ling Chen, Fajar Alfian, So He Lee, Chris Adcock
Country of origin Japan
Hi Tension Racket Hi Tension

Buying Guide

Badminton Rackets Buying Guide

The key question to ask firstly is what style of player are you, or what type of player do you want to become?

  1. Power Attacking
  2. All ound
  3. Fast Reactions to Rallies
  4. Control and Touch, by moving players around the court to create space

As a general guide for your playing style below is the kind of racket you'll want to look at purchasing:

Playing Style

Racket Balance

Racket Flexibility

Racket Weight

Power Attacking

Head Heavy

Stiff

85g – 89g (3U)

All Round

Balanced

Medium

80g – 84g (4U)

Speed & Fast Reactions

Head Light

Medium

79g or below (5U and up)

Control & Touch

Head Light

Hi Flex

79g or below (5U and up)


In simple terms is means this:
Player with Explosive Backswing Hitting = Stiffer Shaft needed as it'll unload faster for more power
Player with Slower Backswing Hitting = More Flexible Shaft needed so that it'll unload fully at impact

If you're still unsure what to choose for yourself, we'd recommend going for a medium flex badminton racket to minimise the chances of choosing incorrectly what's right for you.

Weight:
Weight can make a real difference to reaction speeds, and power behind the hit of a shuttle. Too light a racket and it won't go far or powerful enough. However too heavy a racket and you'll find you'll be reacting too slow in fast flat rallies, where reaction speed is everything.

Most rackets are weighted around 3U (85-89g) or 4U (80-84g), this is because it's a good weight balance for players to hit hard and also be able to react fast too.

Typically singles players will use heavier rackets 3U (85-89g), this provides the player with more stability and accuracy, with a little more weight for power behind it, without compromising on racket speed too much, as quick racket head speed isn't needed as much in the singles game.

Doubles players however will usually want lighter rackets, the most popular weight for this being 4U (80-84g), this is because the Badminton Racket will offer more speed and quicker reactions in around the net and for defence against smashes.

Racket Strings Used & Tension

Again like the grip, this is customisable on any racket. However do look out for racket tension ranges on the product as this could potentially limit your ability to have the racket strung at a desired tension.

For a full breakdown on strings and tensions, see our buying guide specifically on this.

To put it simply however, if you're unsure what to choose when buying a racket you like, either go for the “Original Strings” option or “Stringers Professional Decision” for which we'll choose the string that best suits getting the maximum performance out of the racket for you.

Full Badminton Racket Buying Guide

Delivery

UK Mainland Delivery

FREE Delivery (Orders £50+)

2-4 days delivery.

Next day delivery (£3.95)

Order by 1pm Monday-Friday for Next Working Day UK delivery.

Saturday Day Delivery - £9.95

following Saturday between 7am to 7pm

Outside of UK Mainland?

International Delivery

EU/European Countries - 3-5 Days depending upon the specific country

USA & Canada - 2-4 Days depending upon around of the Country

Rest of the World - 5-9 Days

For more specific information on prices and delivery speed of your specific country check out our delivery information.

International Shipping Taxes and Duty

Delivery to the Europe, EU, EEA or EFTA Countries?

Shipping and Taxes are already paid in full!

Countries Include: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.

Delivery to the Rest of the World?

Your order may be subject to additional local duty & tax charges depending upon the country of delivery, please take this into consideration when buying.

Return & Warranty

Easy Returns

UK Customers

We have a simple 30 days (can be extended) upon receiving the order policy, but we will be flexible and extend this if it's a gift for a specific event, such a a birthday, this can be done by simply ticking the the gift option when purchasing.

We a provide a part filled returns form for all UK orders, simply follow the process below:

To find your local collect plus shop: https://www.collectplus.co.uk/store-locator See here for our full returns details & information.

International Customers

We provide a pre-filled returns form you can use for the return. For returns outside the UK, you'll be required to pay shipping costs with tracking.

Once received, a full refund to the value of the goods, minus the full cost of the us sending the order originally out to you will be given.

Our UK Address for returns is:

Badminton HQ
Unit 1, Greabridge Business Park,
Budds Lane,
Romsey,
Hampshire,
England
SO51 0HA

Warranty Policy - Our Risk Free Support

Within 30 Days of receipt of the items?

Simple 30 days retailer warranty on all orders with genuine manufacturer defects.

More than 30 Days?

We work with the brands/suppliers to see if it can be covered under warranty for you (usually it is, but depends on the way the damage has occurred).

Still not covered but within 6 months of purchase?

We offer a crash replacement policy, where we offer a goodwill policy of 25% discount off your next order with us for the same/alternative replacement item, not including postage costs.

Price Match Promise

Price Match Promise

It's this simple - Find it cheaper ANYWHERE else & we'll match it PLUS give you 10% of the difference off in addition! Subject to conditions (see below).

So how does it work?

  1. Fill in the form and go ahead and place your order now Important: make sure you use the same email for both the price promise form and your order.
  2. We'll email you after the order has been placed confirming the refund +10% the difference for the price match, if there's any issue that comes up, we'll ask you what you want. Alternatively call us on +44 (0)2380 002388.

* By requesting the price request you have checked it meets the requirements below.

The boring conditions bit:

  1. Make sure the item being sold elsewhere is new and include a direct link to it.
  2. We can only price match other UK retailers. Inernational retailers can not be price matched.
  3. The item must be in stock and actively being sold.
  4. At our own discretion we can refuse to offer the price match. Where this is the case we will offer you a full refund, this is rare, but there are exceptions. We will offer to refund the order in full if this happens.
  5. The product is identical to ours in brand, colour, size and model number.
  6. We cannot provide retrospective price matching after you have already purchased from us in the past, as we cannot verify if on the date of original purchase the price of the alternative retailer you may ask us to price match with.
  7. Strings and Shuttlecocks excluded.
  8. Yonex products are excluded from this offer.

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