YONEX ASTROX 88S & 88D (2018)

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  1. Vivek Bagadhi

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    Seems like yonex can't forget the ARC10 red colorway

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    :eek:New color....
    So... Just paint job or something different
     
  3. Vivek Bagadhi

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    Personally the previous colorways are better.

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    yes but coz of the hype it become a very popular racket among all skill level player, regardless its 88 itself or its little brother 68 & 38. Makes me dont want it, now the new color makes me :eek:. Cant wait it available here & hopefully no one get it as they already own the old color or else i will lose interest again:(
     
  5. Vivek Bagadhi

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    I want to get the AX88D, can't seem to forget about it, after mine got cracked after a string broke, and I didn't have a scissor to cut the whole set and tada till I reached home it was already disfigured. Damn you 30lbs

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    never leave a broken string stay on racket especially when you use tension equal or higher than the recommended. Saw many of my friend racket head shape become wierd coz of this.

    1 thing, an advice from my stringer. When cutting a snapped string, do it diagonal not straight vertical/horizontal. Doing so the frame lose its preasure equally to prevent unwanted scenario happen. Idk if its true but well, nothing wrong by doing it anyway.
     
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    Yep now I always keep a scissor in my racquet bag, always

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    Its not a BP series right?:D
     
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    I like the ax77 bps' color more.
     
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    Oof red and white, arc 11 anyone?
    Still prefer emerald green tbh but irl might look better than what it looks on photo
     
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    How would you rate 88D stiffness in comparison with ax77 and new 99?
     
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    Ai. Same thing happend with my AX77 4U. 32 lbs. Although I cut it out quite quickly. Just saw the crack later. I'm afraid to buy a 4U again. But, I thought I read that there's coming a new color Voltic Z-Force (one). If so, I'm kinda tempted to try the 4U if the color scheme looks nice. 3U would be too heavy. I already tried the ZF2 3U and didn't like it.
     
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    how quickly did you cut it out? Because we are technically supposed to cut it as soon as the rally ends. Only reason pros don't cut theirs is because they get theirs free.
     
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    Smack in between the two. And it's just perfect!

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    Thanks, what I wanted to hear :)
     
  16. Vivek Bagadhi

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    88D is lub

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    I have tried the 88s and 88d, both in 4U, and my feeling is that the 88s plays stiffer (maybe due to the lighter head). Seems to be lots of conflicting opinions about this...
    However, I liked the 88d a lot and ordered a 4U5, yay! I think it's a racket that will be great allround for both singles and doubles.
     
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    I wonder if lyd is going back to ax88s. Seems he’s been tagged to promote it hard in Korea. I mean I guess he did help design it?


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    It's quite funny tbh.

    LYD during development phase: I wish this racquet can be painted red
    Troll YY: ok let's do 88D frame predominantly red and 88S's red where LYD wraps the grip over and green on the frame heeeheee. Now you can't see sh1t son!
    LYD (msia masters 2019): my god I love red so much let me try the 88D.
    LYD: nope too head heavy I can't handle this

    then...

    LYD: hmph I'mma gonna change to NF700 red
    Troll YY: nono promo events pls stick to 88S kthx
    LYD @ all LV events: *pulls out from bag and wields 88S*

    2020 rolls around..
    Troll YY: maybe let's recolor AX88 to our indo minions' country flag, highest hope of medaling at Tokyo, boost some sales time
    Also Troll YY: LYD, nah, here you go, red on your 88S. Now go pose.

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    Damn, the new paint job looks gorgeous
    Unfortunately, we're stuck with old stock in Montreal
     

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