Yonex is proud to announce the release of the Limited Edition ASTROX 99 LCW, designed exclusively for, and in collaboration with, legend Lee Chong Wei. The ASTROX 99 LCW will be available in limited quantities from August 17th, 2019.
Yonex staff traveled to Malaysia several times to consult with Lee Chong Wei, hear his thoughts and opinions, and get his approvals on designs, arriving at a racquet which expresses his commitment to the game and passion for badminton.
The base color, green, was selected by Lee Chong Wei to represent liveliness, speed and power. It’s also his lucky color. The contrasting purple, in addition to adding to the dynamism of the design, represents the dignity and top level of his career.
CENTRAL SPORTS: RATED
Our no-nonsense guide - How Does The Astrox 99 Score?
Power = 10/10
Control = 7/10
Manoeuverability = 7/10
Value = 8/10
Appearance = 9/10
OVERALL RATING = 8.2/10
WHAT WE SAY AS TESTED BY OUR OWN FULLY QUALIFIED BADMINTON COACHING STAFF:
The much anticipated Astrox 99 is here, with a very stiff flex and a head heavy balance this racket immediately feels like a very suitable replacement for the popular Voltric Z-Force II. After a thorough play-test, we very much enjoyed the high quality feel and performance of the 99. Huge power is generated from the rear-court with increased angles quite noticeable compared to its competitors - making the racket just as suitable for doubles as it is for the modern singles game. The striking graphics and flame theme finish the racket beautifully. We feel the Astrox 99 best suits hard hitting offensive players.
POSITIVE: Best in class for power and angles.
NEGATIVE: It’s not cheap!
The most eagerly awaited Racket yet produced by Yonex, the Astrox 99 has set new levels in performance and technology.
Already used by some of the Worlds Elite including the Legend that is Lee Chong Wei it provides dynamic power of epic proportions and yet still provides maximum shuttle control.
“This racquet has more feel than any racquet I’ve ever used,” Momota said of the ASTROX 99. “Because it fits my play style so well, I have very high expectations for it. I’m hoping for victory at the World Championships with the ASTROX 99.”
Flex: Stiff Frame: H.M. GRAPHITE/Namd/NANOMETRIC/Tungsten Shaft: H.M. Graphite/Namd Weight / Grip Size: 3U (Ave.88g) G3,4,5 Stringing Advice: 3U 21-29 lbs Colour: Green/Purple Made in: Made in Japan
Overwhelm the opposition with the fast and powerful ASTROX. For players who demand a steep angled and devastating smash, taking the point to their opponent.
NANOMETRIC* improves the bonding strength between the carbon fibres enabling us to take racquet shaft construction to another level. By reducing the amount of carbon in the shaft to make it 60%* thinner than a conventional racquet whilst retaining stiffness, YONEX has created a revolutionary lightweight racquet with lightening head speed and control.
*NANOMETRIC is the new material which applies the NANOALLOYTM Technology of Toray Industries, Inc.
|Player Type||FAST ATTACKING|
|Country of Origin||Japan|
|Racket Used By||Lee Chong Wei|
|Head Construction||H.M. GRAPHITE/Namd/NANOMETRIC/Tungsten|
|Shaft Materials||H.M. Graphite/Namd|
|Stringing Comments||3U 21-29 lbs|
|Zone||First Class||Next Day|
|Isle of Man||–||–|
|Scot..Highlands & Islands||–||–|
Yonex Astrox 99 Lee Chong Wei Limited
WORLD WIDE LIMITED EDITION
- Your Price £139.99
- Free Upgrades
- Free Autograph
- Out of Stock