YONEX Astrox 77 Badminton Racket Review

In this article, we will review all the features, merits, and demerits of the Astrox 77 badminton racket which is designed by the Yonex ASTROX series.

So, read out the article carefully if you’re willing to switch your badminton racket to ASTROX 77.

Astrox 77 Badminton Racket Review

Astrox 77 badminton racket is counted in the list of offensive rackets. It is an attack-oriented racket that can take the lead in a high-speed game generally designed for powerful, quick smashes which allow you to dominate the court.

The new model of Astrox 77 is launched with Rotational Generator System.

Due to the counter-balanced head shape, it adapts all the shots, which helps you to control the drive and attack the opponent with increased acceleration and powerful smash.

This badminton racket is basically designed for the advanced and the intermediate players but professionals even choose this badminton racket sometimes for the powerful smashes. YONEX now uses new dimensional graphite material Namd while making the shafts which results in more powerful shots.

The upper part of the frame, the joint, and the end of the grip contain more weight which results in less momentum lost and the next shot is rapidly played.

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Specifications

  • Size:G4-4U
  • Brand:  YONEX
  • Frame material: Graphite
  • Sport: Badminton
  • Material: Graphite
  • Flex: Medium
  • Weight: 4U (80-85g)
  • Colour: Shine yellow’ Metalic blue
  • Shaft:  H.M Graphite+ Namd
  • Frame:  H.M Graphite/ Nanometric/ Tungsten

About Astrox 77

  • While constructing the racket shaft the nanometric technique is used which improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibres.
  • The world’s first new dimension graphite material (Namd) is used in ASTROX 77 which improves the adhesion of graphite fibre.
  • The Head shape of ASTROX 77 is isometric which helps in keeping the vertical strings at the same length and horizontal strings to produce an expanded sweet spot in all directions.

Additional factors

  • This badminton racket has a rotational generator system.
  • New Grommet pattern.
  • Super slim long shaft.
  • Isometric head-shape.
  • Solid feel core.
  • Built-in T-joint.
  • Aero-box frame.
  • New control support cap.

Pros:

  • Astrox 77 is a bit lightweight and is easy to handle and quick swing.
  • This badminton racket has a medium flex.
  • And this badminton racket is ideal and best for long rallies.

Cons:

  • It has limited power as compared to ASTROX 88 S and ASTROX 88 D.
  • Beneficial for advanced and Intermediate players.

Top players that prefer Astrox 77:

Astrox 77 is easy to handle and use. It has become one of the best rackets chosen by world-class female players.

A mixed doubles player from Hong Kong, Tse Ying Sue, who is ranked 10th in the world, apart from her more players are using this certain badminton racket. The world number 9 player who belongs from South Korea, An Se Young, and the number 11 player from Japan, Sayaka Takahashi.

Even the male players go for this badminton racket. In 2017 Indonesian men’s doubles player, Marcus Gideon played with this certain racket when he won the men’s doubles BWF World superseries finals 2017.

Strings used in ASTROX 77

For ASTROX 77 beginners should go for 24-26 lbs of string tension for more boost in power and repulsion. And if we talk about the advanced players then they should go for 26-29 lbs of string tension which provides extra repulsion. And the professional players go for the 30 lbs string tension or more.

Hitting performance

As now you’ve known that ASTROX 77 is easy to handle and a friendly badminton racket. Everyone can easily use this badminton racket from beginner to professional but it all depends on the skills and knowledge of the shots and game. This badminton racket has a wide range of gameplay (from center, and backcourt). It’s not only recommended for the doubles but is also for the singles.

While attacking drive this badminton racket provides speed while hitting the shuttlecock, and can even reverse the shuttlecock in whichever direction we want to.

Smash

Because of the slim trunk and light head smashes are more accurate and perfectly played. Not only smashes but the other shots such as drives and drop shots become easy with ASTROX 77.

Drop shots and Net area

Yonex ASTROX 77 is best for drop shots and net playing areas just like the smashes. A player can easily handle the shuttlecock and can find the best feeling when placing the shuttlecock in the area near the opponent’s net.

Defense

It’s a difficult task to use this badminton racket in defence. It feels less powerful when it’s your turn to return the smash. ASTROX 77 needs a lot of improvements in the defensive field.

Conclusion

Astrox 77 is a very friendly racket well known for its factors like durability, flexibility, and the main part it is easy to handle. A beginner can also start up with this racket and even the advanced players and intermediate can go for this choice. As we deeply reviewed all the common factors about the ASTROX 77 badminton racket above. If you have any confusion about this badminton racket then go thoroughly through the article given above.

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