YONEX ASTROX 88S & 88D (2018)

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  1. Quentin11

    Quentin11 Regular Member

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    Agreed. You don't need to change a racket to change your style. Ofc.

    But this racket is definitely less tiring than the VZF2 and with less powerful smash.

    Although he might be gaining on a few other points like defense and net shots.

    Lin Dan conserves energy compared to Ginting. Not sure Ginting would know how to do that!
     
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    Agreed. You don't need to change a racket to change your style. Ofc.

    But this racket is definitely less tiring than the VZF2 and with less powerful smash.

    Although he might be gaining on a few other points like defense and net shots.

    Lin Dan conserves energy compared to Ginting. Not sure Ginting would know how to do that!
     
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    Boe casually halfing his AX88s at WC.


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    does anyone know where to get an Astrox 88D in 3U???? Everywhere I checked so far only have 4U and I need 3U:(
     
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    e78 shop, global rakuten or shuttle-house

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    It will be expensive to ship from Japan to northern europe:eek: anywhere in europe who has it?
     
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    No idea where in europe you can get an 88D 3U. How about yumo?

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    I am a DZS 3U user.
    Erm.....So,I was going to AX88S 3U and then 99 came out.....Which one should I buy?
     
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    the 99 has different specs than 88S and DZS... its much more head heavy... you should say what are you looking for in the new racket and use DZS as comparison
     
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    Thanks.....I think I made up my mind.
     
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    Thinking about giving the green one another go - the one I tried wasn't strung or gripped to my spec and I'm being told more and more about the feel of this thing.

    ... Just have to find a used one on here.
     
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    And here I am in the midst of sanding one and making it gloss black..

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    Still waiting... :rolleyes:
     
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    Well this is where its at so far. I would be a lot quicker if I didn't have to work lol. [​IMG]

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    Will you be spray painting it to keep the layer thin or with a brush?
     
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    This is simply sacrilege!!

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    Air brushing it. There's way way less control with a brush not to mention the ugly streak marks that will stay there once I gloss coat it.

    Trying to figure out what needle size to go with to get a good balance of thickness yet not turn my 3U into a 2U

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    Will you be using lacquer acrylic or any other type of paint?

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    Enjoy more sacrilege. I'm not even going to bother with sanding the recessed channel on the upper half of the head. It's way too much work for what I'm planning to do.

    However in the last week I've been doing this project on and off, I've come across a couple of interesting facts. The head essentially has 4 layers sprayed onto the base. Grey primer > green layer > black > lacquer/sticker. [​IMG]

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