Yonex Astrox 100 Tour badminton racket is similar to the Astrox 100 ZZ but with more standard materials used in the construction, e.g. instead of solid core, the Astrox 100 Tour version uses a hollow-core shaft and instead of the Hyper Slim Shaft, the ZX uses the extra slim shaft. The racket is precisely balanced with materials distributed for maximum control and quick changes of pace in the game.
Similar to the ASTROX 88 and ASTROX 77, the ASTROX 100 Tour (AX100T) has utilized next-generation graphite Namd on its shaft, which results in a large increase in the snap-back speed of the shaft, producing greater smash speeds and doubling contact time with the shuttle, resulting in an explosive shot as the racket returns from flexed to straight at the end of the swing.
In high-performance rackets, it is common to combine nano-materials with resin that connects graphite fibers, but in Namd, nano-materials adhere directly to the graphite fibers, and the degree of adhesion between graphite fibers and resin is greatly increased. This major improvement produces a shaft that flexes and stores energy, delivering explosive force on impact with the shuttle.
From the initial movement of the player to the impact, the new dimension graphite is difficult to harden, and the shaft extends and accumulates energy due to the speed of the fast swing. Since the follow-through of the swing is smaller after direct impact with the shuttle, the swing speed drops and the new dimension graphite regains hardness and strengthens the resilience of the shaft, allowing the energy to explode rapidly before returning to its original state.
By applying the counterbalance theory, weight is distributed throughout the grip end, frame top, and the joint for maximum control. The transition to the next shot can be performed smoothly with rapid succession.