Years ago the Yonex Muscle Power 99 was the undisputed champion of the world, until its retirement and the Armortec series took over. These were unbelievable rackets and technically superior to anything any brand had on offer. Starting with the Armortec 700, this racket was what dreams were made of; as demonstrated by the king of badminton: Lin Dan.
Moving on from there was the Armortec 800 Offensive, using the power armour frame, and the Armortec 900 Power, as used by the other king of badminton: Lee Chong Wei.
Armortec was swiftly and heartbreaking followed by Voltric series, which struggled to live up to such heights.
The Astrox 77 had the feel the Voltric’s lacked and reminded players of old. Then came the Astrox 88S and D, honouring the double model's of the Armotec series.
But to a lot of Yonex fans, the Armortec 700 has always been a favourite. Admittedly the Armortec 700 (2008 Olympic model) was the stuff of legend; it’s success has never been replaced or replicated.
The perfect replacement for the Voltric Z-Force II.
Featuring unrivalled power and explosiveness.
Ladies and gentlemen this is the Astrox 99.
Available in 4U for ease of playing and 3U for extreme power - as expected the racket is now used by Lee Chong Wei, Kento Momota, and I expect Lin Dan will follow very soon
The voltric series is no more...
Astrox 99 has finally replaced and improved the racket that has been missed for so many years.
It’s here. It’s now!
Shaft: H.M. Graphite/Namd
Weight / Grip Size: 3U (85-89.9g) G4
Colour: Sunshine Orange
Made in: Japan
Players using this racket: Lee Chong Wei and Kento Momota
Introducing Yonex Astrox; the latest range from Yonex. Designed to update the Voltric series, Yonex Astrox rackets are head-heavy and aimed at players that seek as much power as possible. However, Yonex Astrox rackets, while maintaining the power of the Voltric series, provide more speed and acceleration thanks to a new type of graphite material; Namd. Namd graphite attaches nanomaterial directly to the graphite fibre, allowing the shaft to flex according to each player's swing-speed, ensuring that the racket adapts to you, rather than you adapting to the racket. The Namd graphite shaft also snaps back quickly during the follow-through, allowing the energy stored in the shaft to explode rapidly, providing increased power, while returning to its original form quicker than a Voltric racket, ensuring that players can play continous, fast strokes and transition between shots seamlessly, maintaining momentum in fast exchanges.
Made in Japan.