TOKYO, Japan – Power is an integral characteristic of the ASTROX family. For racquets in the ASTROX line-up, the head-heavy nature of the series means strength is pertinent to unlocking the raw power. The brand new ASTROX 77 is different — power is effortless and accessible to all. The new ASTROX 77 is designed with a mid-flex shaft and a maneuverable, slightly heavy head which grants extra power for a wide range of players from intermediate to advanced. This second-generation sports improvement in the hitting feel by enhancing shock absorption, and in power by balancing snapback and flex. The racquet will hit store shelves worldwide in late October.
The original ASTROX 77 is designed for intermediate to advanced players looking to dominate the court with steep smashes. It is equipped with the Rotational Generator System that enables quick recovery for a continuous stream of powerful attacks. The racquet utilizes NamdTM throughout the shaft producing more flex and a faster snapback. The new ASTROX 77 is a further evolved version of its predecessor, featuring new technologies for better performances and a 2.9% increase in smash power. The joint at the bottom of the frame is composed of a new resin material, Flex Fuse, which combines a shock-absorbing material with base resin for a softer feel on impact. The new elongated shaft is equipped with NamdTM, a carbon-graphite material that generates quick snapback to accompany the extra flex. The addition of the E.B.CAP PLUS (Energy Boost Cap Plus) is used for the further snapback.
The new ASTROX 77 will be seen in the hands of Tokyo Olympic Gold Medalist, Chen Yu Fei (CHN), World Tour Finals 2021 champion, An Se Young (KOR), 2022 World Championships mixed doubles winner, Huang Ya Qiong (CHN), and 2022 Malaysia Masters champion, Fajar Alfian (INA). The racquets are scheduled for a global launch on October 21st, 2022, in three different models, PRO, TOUR and PLAY – each developed with the same performance concept but with variations in performance materials used.