The Yonex Astrox 77 Pro badminton racket has been around for some time now and is one of the more popular rackets out there. For some reason, however, I never wrote a review despite trying it. A friend recently reminded me, though, so welcome to my Yonex Astrox 77 Pro badminton racket review!
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Recommended For: Advanced badminton players
Extras: HM Graphite Frame | HM Graphite / Namd Shaft | Medium Flex
Where To Buy: Amazon
Review Model: 4U G5, Victor GR334 Towel Grip, Yonex BG80
Power – Astrox Repulsion
The main theme of the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro is that it’s a very balanced badminton racket when it comes to its power and speed.
The racket is head heavy, but isn’t as head heavy as rackets like the Yonex Astrox 99 Pro and is generally pretty light which has actually made it a very popular choice among female pro players like An Se Young, Chen Yu Fei, and Huang Ya Qiong.
At the heart of the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro lies the revolutionary Namd technology. This innovative material, incorporated into the shaft, enhances the flexibility and snap-back speed of the racket.
The result? A significant increase in repulsion power, allowing players to unleash explosive shots with minimal effort.
Overall power of the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro is pretty good. I personally gave it a rating of 8.5/10, just 0.5 lower than the rackets like the Yonex Astrox 99 Pro and 100ZZ.
It’s still an Astrox racket after all. Astrox was originally touted for its extra angle and power and designed to replace Yonex’s signature line of power, the Voltric series.
My shots with the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro have decent power. If I had to play with the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro, it would be a racket that I didn’t have to take much time to adjust to.
However, I would still take the Yonex Astrox 100ZZ over the 77 Pro as the extra crispness just isn’t there because the shaft isn’t as stiff.
Speed – A Duora 10 Feel
From the speed perspective, the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro is also very good. I suspect the reason Kento Momota changed his badminton racket to the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro from the 99 Pro was due to speed reasons.
The 77 Pro feels a little like the Duora 10 if you’ve ever tried that racket. The main reason is due to its weight. It’s easy to move this racket around compared to other head heavy rackets.
But just like in power, it’s not the best of the best. Compared to Nanoflare rackets and other head light or even balance rackets, the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro will require more strength to bring up and down.
Price and Extras
As for how much the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro costs, it’s actually among the lower-cost high end Yonex rackets. At the time of writing, you can generally get a Yonex Astrox 77 Pro for $260 CAD or about $200 USD which is about $20-$50 cheaper than rackets like the Yonex Astrox 100ZZ and Nanoflare 1000Z.
Is the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro worth it? Yes, if you’re an advanced badminton player.
The balanced nature of the racket in terms of speed and power makes it a great choice for pretty much any player that has developed their technique to a relatively high standard.
If you’re a newer player, however, and can’t hit the shuttle every time, I’d recommend looking at other options. Generally, the play, tour, or game versions of any Yonex rackets will be pretty good. Here’s an article you might be interested in if you’re looking for badminton racket as a beginner:
But if you are ready for the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro, the racket currently comes in one colorway. It runs a combination of a dark navy and orange in a glossy finish as seen in the photo below.
Yonex Astrox 77 Pro Badminton Racket Review Conclusion
Whether you’re a singles player relying on precision or a doubles enthusiast seeking powerful smashes, the Astrox 77 Pro adapts to your playing style. Its balanced design ensures that both offensive and defensive strategies can be executed with finesse, making it a racket that caters to the dynamic nature of modern badminton.
With both the power and speed being equal, it has an overall rating of 8.5/10. This makes it one of the best badminton rackets you can get on the market.
Although I typically recommend everyone to try out the racket before buying, it’s hard to go wrong with the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro. It’s suitable for pretty much any advanced badminton player.
What did you think of my Yonex Astrox 77 Pro badminton racket review? Have you tried the Yonex Astrox 77 Pro? Let me know in the comment section below!