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 Evoke 102 vs 105 so you can see how they compare to each other.
Babolat Evoke 102 vs 105
For this racket comparison, we will compare the Babolat Evoke 102 (or “BE102”) to the Babolat Evoke 105 (or “BE105”).
Racket Specs Comparison
|Specs:||Evoke 102||Evoke 105|
|Price Range:||$50 – $99||$50 – $99|
|Strung Weight:||289g (10.2oz)||289g (10.2oz)|
|Balance:||3 Pts HH||3 Pts HH|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||56||57|
|Beam Width:||22mm / 22mm / 25mm||22mm / 22mm / 25mm|
|Racket Colours:||White, Yellow, and Black||Red and Black|
|Grip Type:||Babolat Syntec Uptake||Babolat Syntec Uptake|
Head Size and Racket Length
Both rackets have a standard 27in racket length.
Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance
Both the BE102 and the Evoke 105 have the exact same strung weight of 289g (10.2oz) with the BE105 (292g) having a slightly heavier swing weight when compared with the BE102 (289g).
Both of these 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.
Both the BE102 (56) and the BE105 (57) have relatively low stiffness ratings so you should find it comfortable to play with these rackets.
Power and Control
As both of these 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 players will likely prefer a racket with a better balance between power and control.
Both the BE102 and the BE105 have a beam width of 22mm / 22mm / 25mm, which is a relatively thin beam width for a beginner racket.
Both 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.
I definitely prefer the BE102 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 BE105 but I have never been a fan of red on frames.
Both the BE102 and the BE105 are squarely aimed at beginner tennis players.
In my opinion, I think there are better beginner rackets out there e.g. Wilson Clash 108 but if you are looking for a decent beginner racket for less than $100 then the BE102 and BE105 are good options.
As both frames 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 frames to intermediate to advanced players as I think these rackets are too light and powerful for most intermediate to advanced players.