Yonex Astrox 100

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  1. Ch1k0

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    Definitely. If the clash is hard enough I've seen worse tbh.

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    Yeah. There was one accident that happened on the baddy court where one dude executed a power jump smash. Accidentally hit his partner who is a 10 year old kid who stood too near him and turned to look. Poor kid received 4-6 stitches on his eyebrow and the racket broke in 3 diff areas. If your strong enough, not only the racket can break in diff areas you might/will hurt ppl too.


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    some people just never learn to hold/stop themself when needed. They just given up themself to their blood thirsty & adrenaline.
    & i know some brave (or dumb) whos stand in the front court with racket up to try defend a bad return from his partner along with his face right at the net. Pretty much good combination when you want an accident happen on court. Glad the shuttle didnt hit his eye...
     
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    You can't wait to get your own loss from breaking 100ZZ???
     
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    If you choose to be dense and read it that way then that's what it is.

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    Plenty of stock in Vietnam. And that's not the only place to have it.
     
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  8. Ch1k0

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    It's an ugly racket to behold. But I have to give points where they are deserved. The paint mixture is well engineered. Looking at the corner of the head straight on and you see a navy blue but off to the side at a different angle the blue turns into purple.

    I hate to admit it but so far most of the early reviews have been right especially if you can see past the bias. Balance and swing is somewhere between both 88s. Stiffness is comfortable and easily accessible if you can move it. Got a 3U and 4U because they both swung so nice but had different qualities of their own somehow. Not much more to say til I get shuttle time tomorrow really..

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    Can you elaborate on stiffness, what's it more comparable to when swinging?
     
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    Between the 88s I suppose? This is possibly the most accessible Z racket they've ever made aside from the Z Slash. Even then that one was inaccessible due to that amazing tiny sweetspot. Oh yes. The frame shape at the top reminds me insanely of the Gosen Trivista Delta.

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    So if someone likes stiff rackets like ZF2 and DZS then they should skip this racket? Even Z Speed is a bit too bendy for me. I was really looking forward to extra stiff version of Astroxx too..
     
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    Oh yeah. Skip it completely then. It's no extra stiff bat at all. I have 4U 88Ds and they carry more head balance and stiffness. But of course being 4U the swing speed is naturally higher so its easier to bend. But if I had a 3U I'd be borked completely despite my love for extra stiff. The frame on the 100ZZ is more refined and aerodynamic too. Jctai summed up all the impressions very nicely tbh.

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    I got an 100 4u. Gonna test it tonight. I don’t think that power wise will be the same as the 3u but I’m hoping it will perform better in the drives and defence. What you say is correct too. Feels like a upgraded 88s


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    @Ch1k0 You know what I'm gonna ask for...
    bare weight and head weights please!

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    I didn't have space to do it at the shop I can only say it has 89.Xg of dry weight. I will measure wet though. Current setup is BGAS with 402DX with cushion wrap and a butt bulge.

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    Almost on impulse gotten the 4u too, due to the 'chemistry', gotten a 3ug5 only, too bad no g6 was avail.
    Initially feels very similar to dzs, but faster on full swing, shaft is tiny bit shorter than dzs.
    The matte and gloss combination reminds me of the fortius 10 power/control.
    Only can share more feedback upon trying on court tomorrow
     
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    Well well well. RF has graciously graced us with most important data! [​IMG][​IMG]

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    Okay so this is most likely feel closest to 88s?
    Lucky i've ordered the 3U :D
     
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    head weight suggests it's closer to 88d than 88s, but i'm guessing the smaller head shape is bringing the swing weight down closer to 88s levels.
     
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    The head isn't really smaller at all. It's a few mm at best height wise. It's also wider at the 3 and 9. But the left and right top corners are slimmer. It's a unique top head shape that only gosen have done before AFAIK. But the way YY has done it entirely, my outermost mains literally aren't straight. They slant from outwards to inwards from top to bottom.

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