Babolat Evoke 102 vs 105

The Babolat Evoke 102 and Babolat Evoke 105 are light weight tennis rackets with large head sizes that make them ideal for beginner tennis players.

This article will look at the racket specs of the Babolat Evoke 102 vs 105 so you can see how they compare to each other.

Babolat Evoke 102 vs 105

Babolat Evoke 102 vs 105

For this racket comparison, we will compare the Babolat Evoke 102 to the Babolat Evoke 105.

Racket Specs Comparison

Racket Specs:Babolat Evoke 102Babolat Evoke 105
Price Range:$50 – $99$50 – $99
Racket:Babolat Evoke 102Babolat Evoke 105
Head Size:102in105in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:289g (10.2oz)289g (10.2oz)
Swingweight:289g292g
Balance:3 Pts HH3 Pts HH
TW Stiffness Rating:5657
Power:MediumMedium
Beam Width:22mm / 22mm / 25mm22mm / 22mm / 25mm
Racket Colours:White, Yellow, and BlackRed and Black
String Pattern:16×1916×19
Main Skips:8T,8H8T,8H
Grip Type:Babolat Syntec UptakeBabolat Syntec Uptake

Head Size and Racket Length

It won’t surprise anyone that the Babolat Evoke 102 has a 102in head size while the Babolat Evoke 105 has a 105in head size.

Both tennis rackets have a standard 27in racket length.

Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance

Both the Evoke 102 and the Evoke 105 have the exact same strung weight of 289g (10.2oz) with the Evoke 105 (292g) having a slightly heavier swing weight when compared with the Evoke 102 (289g).

Both of these tennis rackets are 3pts Head Heavy so most of the weight will be in the head of the rackets which will help beginners to generate more power on their shots.

Stiffness Rating

Both the Babolat Evoke 102 (56) and the Babolat Evoke 105 (57) have relatively low stiffness ratings so you should find it comfortable to play with these rackets.

Power and Control

As both of these tennis rackets are head heavy you should have no problem generating power with them (even for beginners).

However, this comes at the cost of control so intermediate to advanced tennis players will likely prefer a tennis racket with a better balance between power and control.

Beam Width

Both the Evoke 102 and the Evoke 105 have a beam width of 22mm / 22mm / 25mm, which is a relatively thin beam width for a beginner tennis racket.

String Pattern

Both tennis rackets have a 16×19 string pattern which will help beginners get more spin on their shots.

If you want to learn more about tennis racket string patterns, check out our guide.

Design

I definitely prefer the Evoke 102 in terms of design as it looks similar to the Babolat Pure Aero 2023.

I’m not crazy about the black and red design of the Evoke 105 but I have never been a fan of red on tennis rackets.

Recommendations

Both the Babolat Evoke 102 and the Babolat Evoke 105 are squarely aimed at beginner tennis players.

In my opinion, I think there are better beginner tennis rackets out there e.g. Wilson Clash 108 but if you are looking for a decent beginner tennis racket for less than $100 then the Evoke 102 and Evoke 105 are good options.

As both tennis rackets have very similar specs, you aren’t going to feel a huge difference between the two rackets with the main difference being their head size.

If I had to recommend one racket over the other then I would probably recommend the Evoke 102 but you may prefer the slightly larger sweet spot on the Evoke 105.

I wouldn’t recommend either of these two tennis rackets to intermediate to advanced tennis players as I think these rackets are too light and powerful for most intermediate to advanced players.