YONEX ASTROX 88S & 88D (2018)

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  1. visor

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    Whatever it is, there is something special happening with the 88D and 88S.

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    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke



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    Good poin. Saw kantaphon using astrox 88D, is it good for single? I thought astrox 88 are made for doubles only

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    An age old question with an age old answer. **** their marketing. Only you can decide if it works for you or not. I use an N90 to play doubles and that was tailor made for an amazing singles player, does that make it unsuitable?

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    For the players that use >=30lbs in your 88D or 88S, how often do you guys change grommets, or do you even need to?
     
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    I mean considering you rotate your grommet everytime you re-string, since at that tension you should, that means you should get new grommet every 4 re-string

    Grommets aren't exactly expensive, much cheaper than having a potentially damaged frame
     
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    If you actually do change grommets yourself and change them everytime they've done all sides. You'll know that the single pass grommets can go 4 jobs and your shared grommets will do maximum 3 jobs. That is if you're worried about not having a untouched grommet surface to support the string.

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    Oh i dont actually know how to change grommets, i just wanna know later down the line when i go up in tension if its its really necessary since most top of the line racquets can hold high tensions without changing the grommet. Now i know that if i do go high tensions i'll ask my stringer on his opinions.
     
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    Just saying haha. I speak from experience because I change my own all the time. I don't wait for them to split on any. As long as its got 3-4 notches it's gone.

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    Hehe i understand. BTW what would be the border of how much tension a grommet can take in these kind of rackets in your experience?
     
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    Depends. My replacement grommets are of far superior quality to stock stuff. In a nutshell the stock Astrox grommets are pathetic. They were never designed to go beyond the warrantied tension. Sure they might hold a few times. But the heads are so thin they might not provide enough of a buffer between the frame and string at 30lbs even.

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    What grommets do you reccomend? Availible online?
     
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    I get them from one of the guys here. Can't recall his UID. Check the stringing section.

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    Could anyone who has used astrox 88d 4u and voltric z force 2 4u(for doubles only) suggest which one performs better in his opinion? I can buy only one of them.It would be great if you guys could help me out.

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    for double choose axtrox 88d 4u :)

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    Can anyone give me feedback about astrox 88d 4u?? Most of the reviews here are about astrox 88s 3u/4u or astrox 88d 3u.
    How is astrox 88d 4u compared to voltric z force 2 4u in doubles?? Please guide me.

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    4U 88D is more user friendly for doubles than 4U ZF2. There's something magical about how easy the shaft and frame generates easy power for such an easily maneuverable racket. But make sure to get a head heavier (ie. higher bp) one... I had one with bare head weight of 38.1g which plays like a dream, while another with 37.4g that lacks sufficient punch.

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    Gee,the problem is that in would be buying it online, so i wouldn't know the balance pt/weight before paying. :/
    Also how is the smash of astrox 88d 4u compared to voltric z force 2 4u?? Is there a really big difference or the difference is minimum?

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    I guess you could ask the seller to measure the bp to get the highest one...

    There's a reason why you see many pros currently using 88D (eg. KGJ, Ginting, etc) and many previous ZF2 pro users have switched to 88D (eg. Adcocks, Momota for a while before going to 99, many JAP doubles players, etc.

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    Hey guys,yesterday i went to the shop and dry swung astrox 88d 4u and arcsaber 11 3u (both without any grip or strings).
    What i felt that astrox 88d 4u was even heavier than arcsaber 11 3u.Is it possible?or is it feeling heavy due to the head heaviness vs even balance?

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