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Yonex Astrox 88D Pro (Camel Gold) Badminton Racket
Yonex Astrox 88D Pro is a premium badminton racket for doubles players who want speed without losing power. A racket for champions! A racket for professionals! Next-gen rotational generator system, new isometric head shape, improved handle length, changed shaft thickness, new grommet construct, and enhanced counterweight balance: Yonex promises all this and much more power to dominate the game with AX88D-P.
Did you know Yonex launched Astrox 88D in 2018? With the growing popularity of the racket model, Yonex re-introduced Astrox 88D Pro in 2021 with dramatic changes to adjust to the evolving style of the doubles game. If you have used Yonex Astrox 88D in the past, you will find the current model to have an even weight distribution to ensure you do not tire during fast rallies.
Yonex Astrox 88D Pro racket is a preferred choice of a long list of badminton professionals: Kunlavut Vididsarn, Kong Hee Yong, Marcus Fernaldi Gideon, Lucas Mazur, Kim So Yeong, and Soh Wooi Yik.
- Flex: Stiff
- Level: Advanced / Professionals
- Balance: Head Heavy
- Frame: HM Graphite / VOLUME CUT RESIN / Tungsten
- Shaft: HM Graphite / Namd
- Joint: NEW Built-in T-Joint
- Length: 10 mm longer
- Weight / Grip Size: 4U/G5 (Avg 83g), 3U/G5 (Avg 88g)
- Stringing Advice: 4U (20-28 lbs), 3U (21-29 lbs)
- Color: Camel Gold
- Strung Type: Unstrung
- Made in: Japan
- Item Code: AX88D-P
How is 88D Pro different from the previous Astrox 88D model? Is it worth upgrading to the latest model? TIA.
Although AX88D-P is an enhanced version of the original Astrox 88 Dominate racket model, it is not just an upgrade. Many badminton professionals will tell you it feels like a different racket altogether.
There are many changes from the original racket. The company has introduced different materials and innovations in the latest version. For example, the Volume Cut Resin included in 88D Pro ensures powerful adhesion with less material usage and lower weight. It also has an improved, larger grommet pattern. Thus, you can enjoy a faster and stronger racket without compromising durability.
Yonex Astrox 88D Pro model has a different head shape, handle, shaft thickness, diff. Even though the racket is still a head-heavy model, you will feel a more balanced distribution of weight throughout the racket body, making it effortless for players who want a powerful racket with an overall faster frame.
I have used Victor Thruster Ryuga II in the past. I am looking to buy a Yonex racket this time. Will Astrox 88D Pro be a good choice?
Although Yonex has marketed the Astrox 88D Pro as a doubles player, many singles players prefer the racket because it delivers power and speed together. If you have been using Victor Thruster Ryuga II, you will enjoy the Astrox 88D Pro version because both are designed for aggressive players with a penchant for smashes and drives.
If you are looking for power explicitly, we recommend Astrox 99 Pro, but if you want a mix of power, speed, and maneuverability, Astrox 88D Pro will be the perfect choice for you.
I am confused between 88S Pro and 88D Pro. What are your opinions as a badminton expert?
The choice between Astrox 88S Pro and Astrox 88D Pro depends on your playing style. A badminton professional or an intermediate player who plays for several hours knows their plating style. If you are a heavy-hitter and love to play aggressive shots, go for AX88D-P. It has an intense driving power to deliver stronger shots.
On the other hand, if you prefer a more controlled game with a focus on skills, Nydhi recommends Astrox 88S Pro. Remember it doesn't matter whether you play the singles game or the doubles game. Focus more on how you play to make the decision.
I have seen people comparing Yonex Astrox 88D Pro with the Arcsaber 11 Pro model. One is designed for hard hitters while the other is for all-rounders. What is your take on it?
You are correct when you say that both rackets are marketed for different badminton players. However, marketing is different than what players decided to do with their rackets. Often, a racket marketed for a doubles game can work for singles players if they are comfortable yielding it.
Arcsaber 11 Pro is a revamped version of the original Arcsaber 11. Yonex re-launched it in 2022 to revive its popularity among badminton players who prefer more accurate shot placement. If you want precision and control, you can choose the ARC11-P. If you want more power, go for the Astrox 88D Pro.
Order Processing Time: We usually take 2 to 4 days to process the order and then ship it. Custom racket stringing may take upto 4 days. If more time is needed, then we will reach out to you over phone or email.
Delivery Time: Orders will be shipped as per the shipping method what customers chose while placing order. However the carrier provided dates are just tentative dates and the delivery time may get effected due to several reasons. NYDHI is not responsible for delivery times after the package is shipped. For any concerns, customers should call the carrier directly and check with them for delivery times.
Missing & Damaged Items: Carriers will take utmost care to deliver the packages safely. However due to unforeseen circumstances package will be missed or gets damaged. In this case, customers should get in touch with our customer support team and we will take care of it. All the items are insured and your money is safe.
Nydhi offers a 30-day conditional return policy for all of its products. Any "unused" products may be returned and requested for refund within 30 days of the order completion date. Original Shipping fees and any merchant transaction fees if paid thru Credit/Debit card (3%) will not be refunded. Service providers charge us 3% fee when customer places an order and they will not waive the 3% fee even if the order is cancelled. So we have strict return policy as our profit margins are too low.
Ways to avoid Merchant fee of 3% on return products is to make payment thru Direct Payment method (Zelle, Venmo, Pop Money or Check). We will refund your amount and its 100% safe and all our customers love it.
Exchanges can only be accepted for items that remain in the new, unused condition, with all original packaging intact. Any items showing signs of usage or opened packaging will not be accepted.
Unused products more specifically means:
Rackets: Manufacturer plastic wrap on handle is not tampered, all stickers and tags are still in place as it was when new, must include original cover. If racket was requested to be strung by Nydhi, it is considered a customized racket and is not eligible for return or exchange. If racket was ordered to be unstrung but was strung by a third-party, the racket is considered used and not eligible for return. Rackets pre-strung from the manufacturer are eligible for return if the manufacturer plastic wrap is still intact with handle and strings must show no sign of wear and tear or usage.
All Other Items: must remain in new condition, with original packaging, unopened, and with all tags and/or stickers intact.
All Returns/Exchange must be sent back to Nydhi, in a shipping box, using pre-paid shipping, insured, with a tracking number to the address below. All Returns/Exchange must also have the order number or a ,return authorization code written on the outside of the shipping box, any that do not have this code will be returned to sender at sender's expense. In order to receive a Returns/Exchange authorization code, the buyer must contact Nydhi and receive a return authorization code at email@example.com.
For all returns, the customer must contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org within the 30 day period, from the order completion date, for detailed instructions and also to receive a return authorization code. If an item is determined defective, it can be exchanged or returned for a replacement item or a refund.
2. How can i cancel an order?
For order Cancellation, the customer must contact us at email@example.com. There is a restocking fee of 3% if order is paid thru Credit/Debit card. Service providers charge us 3% fee when customer places an order and they will not waive the 3% fee even if the order is cancelled. So we have strict order cancellation policy as our profit margins are too low.
Ways to avoid Merchant fee of 3% on cancelled orders is to make payment thru Direct Payment method (Zelle, Venmo, Pop Money or Check). We will refund your amount and its 100% safe and all our customers love it.
Yonex provides one year Manufacturer Warranty for all Rackets purchased. This warranty covers Manufacturer defects only and does not cover accidental damage. String breakage is not covered under warranty. As such, it is NOT 100% guaranteed that a claim will yield a new Racket. For situations where Yonex decides that a racket has a Manufacturer defect,Yonex USA will provide a new racket (frame only). Customer will ship the racket to Yonex USA if the racket is purchased from Nydhi. Please do not cut the string as this voids all warranty. The entire process usually takes approximately 3-4 months.
Victor Badminton Rackets
Victor provides one year Manufacturer Warranty for all Rackets purchased. This warranty covers Manufacturer defects only and does not cover accidental damage. As such, it is NOT 100% guaranteed that a claim will yield a new Racket. For situations where Victor decides that a racket has a Manufacturer defect, Victor Canada will provide a new racket (frame only). Customer will ship the racket to Victor Canada if the racket is purchased from Nydhi. Please do not cut the string as this voids all warranty. The entire process usually takes approximately 3-4 months.
Instructions for Warranty
1. Racket should be shipped to the manufacturer (Yonex/Victor). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the manufacturer address.
2. Without cutting or removing the strings from racket, please package the racket in its original packaging.
3. Ship the package to the Manufacturer address. It is recommended to use a courier with a tracking number.
4. Include a copy of the invoice or packing slip with order.
5. Your warranty will be processed within 3-4 months upon receipt of package. This includes time it takes to ship the racket to the manufacturer as well as the manufacturer inspecting the racket.