Yonex Duora Z Strike and Yonex Astrox 77 are Top end badminton rackets from Yonex Brand . Both the rackets are developed for professional and advanced players.
Following are the key Characteristics of Duora Z Strike:
This racket is equipped with solid aerodynamic which allow player to move racket freely into air. This offers better racket speed suitable for fast racket handling.
Its design and material science is suitable for single player game.
Player with attacking game style and speedy smashes will like this racket.
Currently, this racket is used by Viktor Axelsen from Denmark.
As a comparison, Duora Z strike is equipped with extra stiff shaft with Astrox 77.
Following are the key Characteristics of Astrox 77:
Astrox 77 is latest launch by Yonex with all new technology and features.
This racket is suitable for all round type of player with advance level of playing skills.
Astrox 77 is equipped with two latest technology by Yonex .i.e NAMD and ROTATIONAL GENERATOR SYSTEM.
Comparison of Yonex Duora Z Strike and Yonex Astrox 77:
Sweet Spot area: Astrox 77 is having large sweet spot area which gives possibility to hit powerful shots. So player can enjoy the shot timing even from the 1st shot. Duora Z Strike is having concentrated sweet spot.
Stiffness of the shaft is Key: As per configuration mention on Yonex Official Website , Yonex Duora Z strike is equipped with extra stiff shaft. While Astrox 77 is a medium flex shaft. No doubt, as a comparison, Duora z strike is far better on putting extra power on shots. Player can easily clear the 3rd line shots with Z Strike.
Weight: Astrox 77 is available in 83 gms while Z strike is available in 8 gms. So Players who love to play with lightweight racket can go for Astrox 77.
Handling the shots at Net: During test of both the rackets, Khelmart team found that, both the rackets are performed well during net area drop and drive.
Defense: Astrox 77 is equipped with rotational technology which helps in controlling the unnecessary vibration caused by shuttle impact and offers accurate shots delivery. You will find the difference when you test this racket on court. While testing of Duora Z strike (with proper string tension),player can get better control on shots.
Counter Attack: If a racket is good on aerodynamic so it will offer you a better and speedy racket handling. We found that, Astrox 77 is better in counter attack.
Racket rating comparison:
Duora Z Strike:
Smash Power: 9.5
3rd Line Clear: 9.2
Smash Power: 8.5
3rd Line Clear: 9.0
About Yonex Astrox 77:
Yonex Astrox is latest 2017 launched by Yonex
This racket is belongs to innovative Astrox series which gives finest control and help in effective drives, Sharpe cuts and powerful smashes. Astrox 77 is developed on rotation generated system which counter balanced the weight of racket into tree points to racket frame top, joint and grip. This type on innovative weight balance system offers better power transfer from string bed to shuttle.
Following are the Key benefits of RGS (Rotation generator system):
•Weight of racket is properly distributed throughout the grip side, Frame top and joint of racket.
•Rotation generated system offers better control on shots at it provide better rigidity.
•This system gives betters transition from one shot to another.
To improve the stiffness of shaft Yonex used NAMD material in shaft along with Hm graphite. NAMD help in better flexibility and stiffness. Frame of racket is made of H.M. GRAPHITE + NANOMETRIC + Tungsten. Astrox is a lightweight badminton racket with weight around 83 gms. Check Out the details
About Yonex Duora Z Strike:
Duora Z strike is latest launched by Yonex 2017. It is dual optimum frame base racket (Its means cross section of the racket is different at two sides. At one side it will be Box type and on the other side it will be aero type). So, in Dual optimum frame technology developed by Yonex, Player gets two fold benefits: With Aero Section Frame, Player will get improve aerodynamics of the racket frame which results into better racket swing speed. With Box Type of frame cross section, player will get rigid frame geometry which helps in better stability and repulsion of the racket.
What New in Duora Z Strike Racket:
Innovative Hyper MG Graphite Material:
Yonex used latest graphite material (hyper MG) at lower part of frame. Hyper MG is very elastic graphite material. With new elastic material at lower part of frame gives better repulsion power on shots. As a comparison, with Hyper MG graphite material, player will get 8 % more repulsion.
Duora Grommets Concept:
In New grommets Yonex used different thickness grommets (8 Linked )on either side of the fame. Due to different thickness of grommets, behavior of sting bed is different on different cross section. Yonex used thicker and harder grommets on Aero side which gives extra power to string bed. Overall , With Duora Grommets ,player get better launch power to shuttle.
Horizontal A concept:
In new grommets patterns Yonex used more horizontal positioned grommets which allow smooth movement of string from grommets. This type of grommets patterns gives enlarged sweet spot and improved power on shots.
Stiffer Racket Feel:
Duora Z strike is latest launch by Yonex and Yonex kept this racket stiffer as compare to old Duora 10, so player who wants stiffer racket, this is good news for them. Racket shaft is also thinner as compared to duora 10 which will provide more repulsion power on shots with accuracy.
Black and White Racket Color:
Racket color is traditional, we can recall aromotec series if rackets. Check Out the details