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New ASTROX 99: The power to reset and resolve

Date
23 August 2021

TOKYO, Japan – The popular ASTROX 99 series known for generating dominating smash power, is coming out with new technology and a new look ― in collaboration with men’s singles World No1. Kento Momota. The new ASTROX 99 goes a step beyond unequivocal raw power, gaining the ability to control the pace of the game. The new ASTROX 99 will be available in late-September with a design reveal on September 1st.

Like the ASTROX 88 S/D models, the new ASTROX 99 will be available to a wider audience with versions PRO, TOUR, GAME, and PLAY, designed and crafted with the same performance concept for different levels of play.

The ASTROX 99 is a head-heavy power racquet, boasting the heaviest swing weight of the ASTROX series. It’s known to generate a single, powerful smash, often too heavy to be speedy in recovery. In response, Yonex worked hand in hand with Kento Momota to craft a racquet that would give him both power and the ability to convert defensive plays into offense; the result is an improved ASTROX 99 where decisive power is accompanied by extended shuttle hold for enhanced defensive shot-making.

The new ASTROX 99* is equipped with the POWER-ASSIST BUMPER, a tungsten-infused weighted bumper installed at the top of the frame transferring additional weight to the shuttle for more powerful smashes. To enhance defensive shot-making, Wide Diameter Grommets are strategically placed on the frame sides, allowing strings to shift at impact for emphasized shuttle pocketing. The iconic ISOMETRIC frame has been modified by strengthening frame corners to adjust the shape and expand the sweet spot.

*Technologies may vary between TOUR, GAME, and PLAY models.

INNOVATIONS

POWER-ASSIST BUMPER

Boosted power with a tungsten-infused weighted bumper, adding 55% more weight* than conventional grommets. The POWER-ASSIST BUMPER enhances the Rotational Generator System, quickly transferring more weight to the shuttle.

Rotational Generator System

Intricate weight distribution technology designed with the counterbalance theory that allows head-heavy racquets to recover faster between shots. By employing the VOLUME CUT RESIN and POWER-ASSIST BUMPER, the new ASTROX 99 models have a further refined Rotational Generator System where intricate weight distribution can be taken to the next level.

Wide Diameter Grommets

Control the shuttle-release timing with larger grommets designed for more string movement, extending the shuttle contact time.

Modified ISOMETRIC frame shape

The iconic ISOMETRIC head shape is enhanced for a larger, more forgiving sweet spot. Frame sides are strategically reinforced with wider areas for a stronger construct.

PRODUCT ASTROX 99 PRO
MATERIAL Frame:HM Graphite+Namd+VOLUME CUT RESIN+Tungsten
Shaft:HM Graphite+Namd
Joint:New Built-in T-Joint
COLOR White Tiger, Cherry Sunburst
SIZE 4U(Avg. 83g) 5・6, 3U(Avg. 88g) 4・5・6
AVAILABILITY Late September 2021
MADE IN JAPAN

PRODUCT ASTROX 99 TOUR
MATERIAL Frame:HM Graphite+Namd+VOLUME CUT RESIN+Tungsten
Shaft:HM Graphite+Namd
Joint:Built-in T-Joint
COLOR White Tiger, Cherry Sunburst
SIZE 4U(Avg. 83g) 5・6, 3U(Avg. 88g) 4・5・6
AVAILABILITY Late September 2021

PRODUCT ASTROX 99 GAME
MATERIAL Frame:HM Graphite+NANOMESH NEO+VOLUME CUT RESIN+Tungsten
Shaft:HM Graphite+NANOMESH NEO
Joint:Built-in T-Joint
COLOR White Tiger, Cherry Sunburst
SIZE 4U(Avg. 83g) 5・6, 3U(Avg. 88g) 4・5・6
AVAILABILITY Late September 2021

PRODUCT ASTROX 99 PLAY
MATERIAL Frame:Graphite
Shaft:Graphite
COLOR White Tiger, Cherry Sunburst
SIZE 4U(Avg. 83g) 5・6
AVAILABILITY Late September 2021

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