YONEX ASTROX 88S & 88D (2018)

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  1. BalajiSethuraman

    BalajiSethuraman Regular Member

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    It depends astrox 88 Is a beautiful racket if you want to replace that I can’t say. Turbocharging rackets are different feel, in fact all the lining racket are Great to use my suggestion would be to keep your existing racket and buy a new turbo charging racket And feel the difference


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  2. Lemollin

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    Guys please, stop discussing Li Ning and Victor rackets in 88S and 88D thread, will you??
     
  3. Josieun

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    i would say, keep playing with ur 88d. Save your money. 88d is good for both back and front court but i recommend 4U tho for double.
     
  4. Lemollin

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    Geez, 88D should give you fair amount of raw power already, both JS12 and AS90S will not punch as hard as 88D, unless you looking for quicker speed racket, and please go to correct thread to seek for your answer...
     
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    Bro I can feel a lot of love coming From you .
     
  6. samabraham

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    Thank you man appreciate it :)
     
  7. Khamenman

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    Haven't used Yonex racket for really, really long time. Do they still have this numb feeling with Astrox 88 S/D?
     
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    If i come from 4u zf2, what diffrence would i receive if change to 3u 88d? I can make use of about 70-80% of the zf2 though since it is a demanding weapon
     
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    IME... Ax88d 3u, more demanding due to head and overall weight is heavier than vtzf2 4u.
     
  10. budin9210

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    88d more hh than zf2 is it??

    Suffer from lack of defense using the zf2..the offence,no need to explain already
     
  11. boby

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    Yes, Ax88d 3u is more head heavy, with compact head and extra slim shaft make vtzf2 4u more manoeuvrable and easier for defense if you adapted to hit the smaller sweet spot.

    IME..
    Smash/clear/energy consumption
    ax88d 3U > Vtzf2 4u > ax88d 4u
    Defense/maneuverable
    Ax88 4u > Vtzf2 4u > ax88d 3u
     
  12. Dezlets

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    Guys ax88s is the same headheaviness as ax88d just that ax88s is more flexible?
     
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    It's also head lighter, noticeably so.
     
  14. Marzung

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    Currently have a zf2 3u and looking to get an 88D. I play both front and back with no preference but I do like smashing and the zf2 currently offers good power of course. Should I go for a 3u or 4u? Is there a significant difference?
     
  15. Holyseraphy

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    Go 4u, trust me.
     
  16. visor

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    What are you looking to improve upon the 3U ZF2 by switching?

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  17. Marzung

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    Why 4u though?

    Sorry I meant to say I play a lot of doubles and found the zf2 a bit slow sometimes. I read the 88d is a little quicker.
     
  18. Ch1k0

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    Why not a 4U ZFII first instead? It's an amazing racket compared to the 88D at least IMO.

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    I want to try something different and I like the features I read about on the 88d
     
  20. Ch1k0

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    Oh. Fair enough. I'm with visor on this then. 4U 88D would be a good way to go. Since you find 3U ZFII slow, a 3U 88D frankly would not give you any marginal speed increase. Especially with its poorer aerodynamics.

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