Babolat’s range of Boost tennis rackets is aimed at recreational players who are looking for a good racket at an affordable price.
This article compares the different Babolat boost rackets available so that you find out which might be best for you.
Babolat’s Boost range of tennis rackets includes the Boost Drive (or “BBD”), the Boost Drive W (or “BBDW”), the Boost Aero Yellow (or “BBAY”), the Boost Aero W (or “BBAW”), the Boost Aero Rafa (or BBAR”), and the Boost S (or “BBS”).
The BBD and the BBDW are oversized frames while the BBAR and BBS are tweener-style rackets.
Racket Specs Comparison
|Balance:||3 Pts HH||3 Pts HH||2 Pts HH||2 Pts HH||2 Pts HH||3 Pts HL|
|Stiffness Rating:||65 RA||65 RA||67 RA||67 RA||67 RA||68 RA|
|Beam Width:||23mm – 26mm||23mm – 26mm||23mm – 26mm||23mm – 26mm||23mm – 26mm||23mm – 26mm|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19||16 x 19||16 x 19||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|Colors:||Purple, Yellow, and White||Blue, Green, and White||Black, Yellow, and White||Black, Pink, and White||Black, Purple, and Yellow||Black, Red, and White|
As you can see from the table above, the Babolat range of boost rackets has very similar specs.
The BBD and the BBDW have identical racket specs with the only difference being the color.
Similarly, the BBAY, the BBAW, and the BBAR share identical racket specs with the only difference being the color.
The BBS is the outlier in the range as it has a higher strung weight and it has a head light balance rather than a head heavy balance.
Which Racket Should you Buy?
You won’t find a huge difference between any of the rackets as they all have very similar racket specs (see comparison above).
For absolute beginners, my recommendation would be to get the BBAY as it has a lighter swing weight than the BBD and the BBS, so it will be easier for beginners to swing.
If you have some experience playing tennis and you are starting to develop a full swing, then I would recommend the BBS as its extra weight and head light balance will help you to better control your shots when compared to the other rackets in the range.
If you are an advanced player then I wouldn’t recommend any of the boost rackets as they won’t offer the control you need from a racket.
Where can you buy the Rackets?
They are available to buy from most good online shops like Tennis Warehouse.
They are also available to purchase from Amazon and if you purchase using the link below you will be helping to support our blog as we will earn a small commission from the sale at no additional cost to you.
Babolat Boost vs Pure Drive
The Pure Drive is probably the most popular all round racket that is offered by Babolat.
So how does the Boost range of rackets compare to the Pure Drive?
Below are some of the main differences between Babolat’s Boost range of rackets and the Babolat Pure Drive:
- The Pure Drive has a smaller head size (100 in)
- The Pure Drive has a much higher strung weight (318g) so it wil be heavier to hold in your hand
- The Pure Drive has a more head light balance so it will feel much easier to swing and maneuver.
- The Pure Drive is also a slightly stiffer racket so it won’t be the most arm friendly racket you can play with.