Yonex Astrox 38S , 38D , 39 , 68S , 68D , 69 : Are They Genuine Yonex Badminton Rackets? And What’s So Special About Them?

Recently, we have just launched the Yonex Astrox 38S , 38D , 39 , 68S , 68D , 69 badminton rackets and despite the fact that they are sold like hot cakes even before officially launched by Yonex, we have been asked so many times on whether these rackets are genuine.

Yonex produced the Astrox range of 38D, 38S, 39 as well as the Astrox 68D, 68S and 69 to satisfy the souls of players longing to own rackets from the Astrox range with a fraction of the price of the high-end ones.

Some history: When did Astrox join Yonex family?

Well, you may have heard the word ‘Astrox’ since a year ago and it’s been a frenzy among Yonex fans ever since. Since the word can’t be found in dictionaries, it’s a little funny to hear a few versions of its pronunciations.

People are still curious about this particular series and quite sceptical to try out the new Astrox range until we posted the article below earlier (Read the article HERE). They feel more comfortable buying from us just because they are sure that they could get genuine rackets here.

Yonex Astrox 77 is the first racket from Astrox series which we sold and still selling now. Thanks to Yonex because they did a very good job introducing this racket through top Yonex sponsored players such as Saina Nehwal, Ratchanok and Marcus Gideon who played well with Astrox 77.

In the latest badminton scene, we see Kento Momota leading the way by using Yonex’s Latest Astrox 99. Almost all top doubles sponsored players such as Kevin Sanjaya and Marcus Gideon aka the Minions have both switched to using the specially designed doubles rackets, Astrox 88D (Dominate) & Astrox 88S (Skill). All in their easily recognized colors.

Yonex Astrox 99 in Sunshine Orange, Astrox 88D in Ruby Red & Astrox 88S in Emerald Green.

What’s In Astrox rackets?

Every Yonex Astrox racket is built with the long-awaited new technology from Yonex, the Rotational Generator System.

Rotational Generator System helps you to lead the attack with increased power and control. This happens when the racket has the ability to return itself to neutral position after smashing, causing less vibration and produces steeper smash attacks.

  • Smash power up 7.1% (The difference between the initial speed and the final speed is minimized in order to be launched strongly)
  • Smash angle is 2.3° steeper *Tested by Yonex (Measurements by swing robot)

If you would like to know in-depth about the Astrox technologies, we have an article written on this.
All you need to know about Yonex Astrox rackets and Astrox technologies

 

What’s so special about Yonex Astrox 38S , 38D , 39 , 68S , 68D , 69?

First of all, these rackets are specially manufactured with beginner to intermediate players in mind.

Anyone could own a beautifully designed rackets that look similar in cosmetics to the highend rackets Astrox 99, Astrox 88D and Astrox 88S. Besides that, they are built with the same technology Rotational Generator System too.

Yonex Astrox 68D, Astrox 68S & Astrox 69 are made in Taiwan and they resemble the cosmetics/designs of Astrox 88D, Astrox 88S and Astrox 99 respectively.

Yonex Astrox 38D, Astrox 38S & Astrox 39 are made in China and they resemble the cosmetics/designs of Astrox 88D, Astrox 88S and Astrox 99 respectively.

Well, you must be wondering if the rackets carry the same technical specifications as the highend rackets, and you know what we were too!
Here’s what you need to compare each. 

Specifications Comparison

Product Details
Product Yonex Astrox 99 Sunshine Orange AX99 Made In Japan Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 69 Sunshine Orange AX69 Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 39 Sunshine Orange AX39 Badminton Racket (4U-G5)
Image Yonex Astrox 99 Sunshine Orange AX99 Made In Japan Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 69 Sunshine Orange AX69 Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 39 Sunshine Orange AX39 Badminton Racket (4U-G5)
Model Astrox99 4UG5 Astrox69 4UG5 Astrox39 4UG5
Made In Japan Taiwan China
Racket Specifications
Frame H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten H.M. GRAPHITE H.M. GRAPHITE
Shaft H.M. GRAPHITE + Namd H.M. GRAPHITE + Nanomesh NEO H.M. GRAPHITE + Nanomesh NEO
Flex Stiff Stiff Stiff
Weight 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5) 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5) 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5)
Max Tension 28 lbs 28lbs 28lbs
Length 672mm +/- 2 675mm +/- 2 675mm +/- 2
Balance Point 310mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy) 310mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy) 298mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy)
Grommets 76 76 76
Shaft Diameter 6.9mm 7.1mm 7.2mm
Color Sunshine Orange Sunshine Orange Sunshine Orange
Special Features New Full Frame NAMD; Nanometric; Rotational Generator System; New Grommet Pattern; Isometric; New Build-in T-Joint; Energy Boost Cap; Aero + Box Frame; Solid Feel Core; Super Slim Long Shaft Rotational Generator System; Nanomesh NEO; New Grommet Pattern; Isometric; Aero + Box Frame; New Build-in T-Joint; Control Support Cap; Rotational Generator System; Nanomesh NEO; Isometric; Aero + Box Frame; New Build-in T-Joint; Control Support Cap; New Grommet Pattern;

 

Product Details
Product Yonex Astrox 88D Dominate Ruby Red AX88D Made In Japan Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 68D Dominate Ruby Red AX68D Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 38D Dominate Ruby Red AX38D Badminton Racket (4U-G5)
Image Yonex Astrox 88D Dominate Ruby Red AX88D Made In Japan Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 68D Dominate Ruby Red AX68D Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 38D Dominate Ruby Red AX38D Badminton Racket (4U-G5)
Model Astrox 88D 4UG5 Astrox68D 4UG5 Astrox38D 4UG5
Made In Japan Taiwan China
Racket Specifications
Frame H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten H.M. GRAPHITE H.M. GRAPHITE
Shaft H.M. GRAPHITE + Namd H.M. GRAPHITE + Nanomesh NEO H.M. GRAPHITE + Nanomesh NEO
Flex Stiff Stiff Stiff
Weight 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5) 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5) 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5)
Max Tension 28 lbs 28lbs 28lbs
Length 672mm +/- 2 675mm +/- 2 675mm +/- 2
Balance Point 300mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy) 310mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy) 293mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy)
Grommets 76 76 76
Shaft Diameter 7.0mm 7.1mm 7.2mm
Color Ruby Red Ruby Red Ruby Red
Special Features New Frame Design & Racket Length; Nanometric; Rotational Generator System; Namd; New Grommet Pattern; Isometric; New Build-in T-Joint; Energy Boost Cap; Aero + Box Frame; Solid Feel Core; Super Slim Long Shaft Rotational Generator System; Nanomesh NEO; New Grommet Pattern; Isometric; Aero + Box Frame; New Build-in T-Joint; Control Support Cap; Rotational Generator System; Nanomesh NEO; Isometric; Aero + Box Frame; New Build-in T-Joint; Control Support Cap; New Grommet Pattern;

 

Product Details
Product Yonex Astrox 88S Skill Emerald Green AX88S Made In Japan Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 68S Skill Emerald Green AX68S Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 38S Skill Emerald Green AX38S Badminton Racket (4U-G5)
Image Yonex Astrox 88S Skill Emerald Green AX88S Made In Japan Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 68S Skill Emerald Green AX68S Badminton Racket (4U-G5) Yonex Astrox 38S Skill Emerald Green AX38S Badminton Racket (4U-G5)
Model Astrox 88S 4UG5 Astrox68S 4UG5 Astrox38S 4UG5
Made In Japan Taiwan China
Racket Specifications
Frame H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten H.M. GRAPHITE H.M. GRAPHITE
Shaft H.M. GRAPHITE + Namd H.M. GRAPHITE + Nanomesh NEO H.M. GRAPHITE + Nanomesh NEO
Flex Stiff Stiff Stiff
Weight 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5) 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5) 83g +/- 2 (4U-G5)
Max Tension 28 lbs 28lbs 28lbs
Length 668mm +/- 2 668mm +/- 2 668mm +/- 2
Balance Point 295mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy) 297mm +/- 3 (Head Heavy) 288mm +/- 3 (Even Balanced)
Grommets 76 76 76
Shaft Diameter 7.0mm 7.1mm 7.2mm
Color Emerald Green Emerald Green Emerald Green
Special Features New Frame Design & Racket Length; Nanometric; Rotational Generator System; Namd; New Grommet Pattern; Isometric; New Build-in T-Joint; Energy Boost Cap; Aero + Box Frame; Solid Feel Core; Super Slim Long Shaft Rotational Generator System; Nanomesh NEO; New Grommet Pattern; Isometric; Aero + Box Frame; New Build-in T-Joint; Control Support Cap; Rotational Generator System; Nanomesh NEO; Isometric; Aero + Box Frame; New Build-in T-Joint; Control Support Cap; New Grommet Pattern;

In a nutshell

Yonex has so far been able to cater for all walks of players and this time its ability to produce the Astrox series with everyone in mind, that’s truly an amazing deal.

Get your genuine products only from authorised dealers like Badminton Bay. Rest assured, you’ll get what you paid for.

View Original Yonex Astrox Products HERE

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6 Comments on "Yonex Astrox 38S , 38D , 39 , 68S , 68D , 69 : Are They Genuine Yonex Badminton Rackets? And What’s So Special About Them?"

  1. NINGOMBAM RAJESH SINGH | July 18, 2020 at 4:56 pm | Reply

    Which one is better Yonex Astrox 69, 68D & 9

  2. Kanhaiya Sharma | August 28, 2020 at 10:05 am | Reply

    which one is better yonex astrox 39 or FB.

    • Hi, If you are a player who prefers to play singles or dominate in doubles games, and has the power to execute smashes, go for Astrox 39.
      Astrox FB is a lighter, all-rounder racket which is easier to play for beginners.

      – Badminton Bay Team

  3. Bryan Andre Villarojo | September 9, 2020 at 5:17 am | Reply

    what makes the 9 series feel heavier (based on swing experience) then the 8 series if they are all weighing 83 grams? how come the orange ones feel a lot heavier than the green ones?

    • The Yonex Astrox 39, 69 and 99 are all made for singles play. They are heavier in head compared to the Astrox 38S. 68S and 88S hence the heavier feel.
      As for Astrox 38D, 68D & 88D, these are racket built for doubles players who are smashers and it is why it’s got similar balance point as the 9-series rackets.
      Hope this clarifies!

      – Badminton Bay Team

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