Recently, I’ve been playing with the Yonex Aerobite Boost badminton strings. I first played with the strings in China and loved them, but I could not find any place that sold and strung Aerobite Boost strings until my friend said he had a whole reel. I could now play with the Yonex Aerobite Boost badminton strings again and collect thoughts for a review.
Welcome to my Yonex Aerobite Boost badminton string review, where you’ll learn how the string plays and if you should string your next racket with the Yonex Aerobite Boost.
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Recommended For: People Who Want A More Durable Aerobite
Where To Buy: Amazon
Power – Great Repulsion and Softer Touch
Like the Yonex Aerobite strings, the Yonex Aerobite Boost is a hybrid string that strings two strings of different thicknesses together. The mains on the Yonex Aerobite Boost are a 0.72 mm High-Intensity Nylon Multifilament With Vectran™ string, and the crosses are a 0.61 mm High-Intensity Nylon Multifilament string.
Playing with the Yonex Aerobite Boost again feels fantastic after months of playing with the Yonex BG65 Ti. The Yonex Aerobite Boost was and continues to be my favorite string because of its power.
The string has great repulsion power, allowing you to hit with much more angle. Considering all the different strings I have tested, the Yonex Aerobite Boost only comes second to the Yonex Aerobite.
I will say that the Yonex Aerobite Boost has a soft feel that people may not like, though.
Due to the mains of the Yonex Aerobite Boost being very thick at 0.72 mm, it makes the string feel soft and hard at the same time. I notice the soft feel, particularly when I smash.
For some people, this soft feeling makes it feel like you must swing harder to hit powerful smashes, which can be highly detrimental if you lose the form and technique necessary for hitting good shots.
Personally, however, I like the soft feeling when I smash. It gives a feeling that the shuttle pulls back into the strings and launches forward at faster speeds which is why I’ve been hitting some of the most powerful smashes I have ever hit with the Yonex Astrox 100ZZ and Aerobite Boost.
Control – Phenomenal Spin
Now for most strings, it’s one or the other; you either get power or control. However, the Aerobite strings change that, with the Aerobite Boost also providing its players with unprecedented control.
I’ve talked a little about how you can get very steep shots with the Yonex Aerobite Boost in the power section, and I want to reiterate it here. Playing with the Yonex Aerobite Boost strings has allowed me to play steeper smashes and drops.
My slices, in particular, have become much better to the point where nearly half of my winners against certain opponents have been slices.
But what the Aerobite strings are mainly known for is how it allows their players to play phenomenal spinning net shots.
There’s no doubt that I’ve been playing the best nets I have in a while when I use the Yonex Aerobite Boost. It’s much easier to spin the shuttle and keep it tight to the net with the Aerobite Boost.
In fact, my entire playing style has changed partly due to my string change. Instead of playing a lot of lifts, blocks, and counterattacking off of defense, I’ve been actively slicing and playing half smashes to set myself up for spin nets and eventual kills.
Durability – Better Than Aerobite, But Not Good
A common theme you might have noticed is my comparison of the Yonex Aerobite Boost to the Aerobite strings. The Yonex Aerobite Boost is just a more durable version of the Aerobite. It sacrifices a little bit in power and control for more durability.
Unfortunately, it didn’t receive a big enough durability increase. Compared to other strings, it’s still one of the least durable strings by Yonex.
Depending on what I’m playing (if I’m smashing more, the string breaks faster), the Yonex Aerobite Boost lasts me about 4-5 three-hour playing sessions. The Aerobite strings last me about one playing session less, and the Yonex BG65 Ti can get me about 8-9 playing sessions for comparison. I also string all my rackets at 28 lbs.
The Aerobite Boost’s weak durability can make things expensive. Though the strings cost about the same as other Yonex strings, you must string the Aerobite Boost almost twice as often as something like the Yonex BG65 Ti. You’ll be buying more string and paying more for labor costs if you’re not doing it yourself.
You will also want more rackets if you play with the Yonex Aerobite Boost. You don’t want to go to a tournament and suddenly be out of rackets during an important match. And we all know how expensive rackets have become.
Yonex Aerobite Boost Badminton String Conclusion
Thank you for reading my Yonex Aerobite Boost badminton string review! In conclusion, if you have the money (or you’re sponsored/have a good deal), I highly recommend the Yonex Aerobite Boost. It’s a phenomenal string will help you play stronger, steeper shots with excellent placement.
But for those who would like more durability in their string, I would highly recommend checking out the Yonex BG65, BG65 Ti, and BG80. The Yonex Aerobite and BG66 Ultimax are also great strings for those who want something that performs similarly to the Yonex Aerobite Boost but with higher hitting sounds and harder feelings.
Have you ever tried the Aerobite Boost? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. As always, if you have any questions as well, feel free to leave them down below, and I’ll be happy to follow up!