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Yonex Astrox 88S Game Badminton Racket
For a badminton player who wants to enhance his doubles skills, the Yonex Astrox 88S Game badminton racket proves to be a worthy partner. A front-court specialist will benefit from using the racket because it promises longer shuttle hold, and precise net control without any loss of power. The emerald blue AX88S-G racket has a medium flex for improved playability.
Yonex has made sure that the Astrox 88S Game is potent even in the hands of a beginner or an intermediate player. With a large sweet spot, it becomes easier to ensure precise shuttle contact and the longer hold makes it easy for accurate shuttle placement.
- Item Code: AX88S-G
- Flex: Medium
- Balance: Head Heavy
- Frame: HM Graphite / VOLUME CUT RESIN / Tungsten
- Shaft: H.M. GRAPHITE + Nanomesh Neo
- Joint: Built-in T-Joint
- Length: 5mm longer
- Weight / Grip Size: 4U/G5 (Avg. 83g)
- Stringing Advice: 4U (20-28 lbs)
- Color: Emerald Blue
- Made in Taiwan
Is Astrox 88S Game Head Heavy?
In simple terms, the Yonex Astrox 88S Game racket is head-heavy. But, if you understand the context, you will realize that it is not as head-heavy as Astrox 99 or even the Astrox 88D racket. Even while being a head-heavy racket, it does not feel too heavy for long rallies because of the Volume Cut Resin used in the racket for increased durability and strength at a reduced weight. Add to it, the Rotational Generator System, and the racket becomes even quicker and more menacing. It is the perfect racket to deliver an all-around performance around the net.
What is the Difference between Astrox 88S Game vs 88D Game?
Yonex launched Astrox 88 series in 2018 as a part of their doubles concept. The company introduced two rackets designed for two separate groups of players. The 88D (Dominate) racket was dedicated to backcourt players who needed the power to dominate the opponent. On the other hand, the Astrox 88S is perfect for front-court players who want to enhance their skills for accurate shuttle control.
When the rackets received the adulation of the badminton players, Yonex quickly launched newer versions of the models. In 2021, the company introduced affordable Game versions to provide an opportunity to players so that they can purchase on a limited budget.
Both rackets are made from H.M. Graphite, Volume Cut Resin, Tungsten, and Nanomesh NEO. They are economical versions of their premium-end rackets. If you want decent power, go for the AX88D-G. And, for players who want extra shuttlecock hold with more accuracy and control, AX88S-G is the perfect choice.
I play badminton with friends over the weekend. I am looking for an all-around racket for my doubles matches. I want an affordable racket but I am confused between Astrox 88S Game and Tour.
To ensure more people buy Yonex rackets, the company has introduced several affordable versions of its flagship models. For example, in addition to the Astrox 88S Pro version, Yonex launched Astrox 88S Game, Tour, and even Play models.
The Astrox 88S Tour is a second-tier badminton racket. AX88S-G is a third-tier racket and then comes the Play model. The higher the tier, the higher its price, and the more technologies are used to create the racket.
The Tour racket has a fully recessed frame like the Pro model. If you are looking for a cheaper version of the Pro racket, you must go for the Tour model. However, it is lighter, faster, and, thus, less powerful when compared to the flagship model.
If you add Astrox 88S Game to the equation, it is more similar to the Tour racket, but, without the fully recessed frame. It has a half-recessed wider frame and a thicker shaft, leading to a slight drag. However, the issue is unnoticeable, especially in the hands of a beginner or a recreational player.
Then, there is also the Play model that comes without the Volume Cut Resin. It is very light in weight but lacks the modern technology used in other versions of the Astrox 88S racket series.
So, it all depends on your budget and preferences.
Which racket is better the Astrox 88S Game or the Astrox 99 Game?
One must understand that neither of the rackets is better than the other. It is because both are designed for different types of players. The Astrox 99 Game racket is an affordable version of the best-selling Astrox 99 racket. It is designed for aggressive players who want more power in their shots.
On the other hand, the Astrox 88S Game is an affordable racket for front-court players. If you enjoy playing doubles games and are looking for a budget-friendly racket that delivers control and accuracy, this racket can be your top choice.
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.
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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.
Badminton Shoes are guaranteed for 1 month from date of consumer purchase against manufacturers defects in materials and workmanship only.