YONEX ASTROX 100 ZZ

2020 – Present

The Yonex Astrox series was lauched in 2017 and in 2020 Yonex brought this new version. This is a head heavy racket with a rigid frame. The racket comes in 4U and 3U variants. This racket is powerful, fast, and precise.

This racket is one of the heavier rackets available. It can deliver powerful smashes but it is not too tiring to the arm. This racket will be beneficial for both doubles and singles players who want a fast, accurate and powerful racket. It features a solid core racket shaft.

Hiroyuki Endo using a Yonex Duora Z strike in 2019
YONEX DUORA Z STRIKE

2018 – 2020
Hiroyuki Endo is currently using a Yonex Duora Z Strike. In the photo above, the shaft of the racket near the handle looks different because Endo puts adhesive tape on the shaft. Its just a unique thing that he does.

The Duora Z Strike is not a very common racket for doubles players. If you watch him play closely, it can be seen that Endo clearly changes his hand grip up and down the racket handle. This is a technique many doubles players use. This technique helps you a lot if you are using a heavier racket for doubles.

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