Yonex ASTROX 77 (2017)

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  1. M Helmi

    M Helmi New Member

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    Have VTZF.
    Could not master it as well, due to the stifness of the shaft.

    Regularly used Fleet 3K Woven Ti 1, also a head heavy racket.
     
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    You'll be surprised..

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    Try a lighter head. I like my 88s. Quick and just a little bit head heavy.
     
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    I agreed with tiger smash, this racket is really really forgiving, I'm going to try n9 ii for more power from the back with almost the same med flex
     
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    I have now weighed three ax77’s two yellow, one blue. All 4UG5 stringed with BG80. Don’t know if it’s so much interest since they are stringed, but I think the difference is interestring. So:

    1. Yellow, with strings and original grip:
    87.4 g

    2. Blue, with strings and original grip:
    89.3 g

    3. Yellow, with strings, og removed, two layers of cushion wrap and overgrip:
    87.3 g

    Even if this doesn’t tell us the unstringed weight, the blue is clearly heavier. So don’t always expect yellow to be heavier (or we got a blue freak racket)

    Edit:
    I bought 1 and 2 just a couple of months ago. Maybe this thing with the yellow being heavier is a first/early edition thing?
     
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    Without string i.e. dry weight of AX77 is around 82-83g?
     
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    Should be around 83 g, yes
     
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    So Yonex's 4U is equivalent to other brands i.e. Apacs' and RSL's 5U.
     
  10. Ch1k0

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    It's more of other brands don't conform to the common weight classes than the big brands not conforming to them lol.

    E.g. Apacs 4U encompasses up to 86g

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    Anyone have experience with the 4U versions of both AX66 and AX77? I'd love to read a comparison or a review on the 66.
     
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    hello! new here :) i was wondering if anyone had any advice for which weight i should get. i currently use a 3u even balance racket, and play mostly doubles. any pointers would be great. thanks!
     
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    Get a blue 3U. They tend to weigh less than the yellows so the transition will be easier.

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    Hello everyone. I've previously used a 4u vtzf2, looking for a more forgiving replacement and currently considering ax77 or arc11. Would the 3u ax77 feel much heavier than a 4u vtzf2, or should i get the 4u version? I've also used duora 10 before and i didn't like it, would the arc11 feel the same? I mainly play doubles
     
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    For doubles i would prefer AX77 in 4u or a Nanoflare700 for medium stiff rackets. Arc11, Duora10 and AX77 in 3u are better for singles.
     
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    Hi

    If you prefer the ZF2 (like me), you will not like the AX77. AX77 does not have the shuttle holding (whipping power). I personally prefer the AX88s which still have the 1/2 of the ZF2 shuttle hold. I have not played with Arc11 yet


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    Thank you, would you recommend the 4u or 3u version of the 88s?
     
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    I moved from ZF2 3U to 88s 4U, need a bit of adjustment, first few games was awful but after get use to the swing of 88s, absolutely love it.
     
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    Wow thats quite a change, dont you feel the 88s 4u too light after using ZF2?Whats your reason changing to a very different racket?
     
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    Hi there

    In your previous statement, I believe you will like the 4u. 3u will be abit heavy for you.

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