Babolat Pure Aero Lite vs Pure Aero

The Pure Aero Lite and the regular Pure Aero are both popular tennis rackets made by french racket manufacturer Babolat.

The Babolat Pure Aero is famously endorsed by 22 grand slam singles champion Rafael Nadal as well as Felix Auger-Aliassime, Jennifer Brady, Danielle Collins, Leylah Fernandez, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, and Elise Mertens.

The Babolat Pure Aero Lite is not currently endorsed by any tennis pros as it is simply a lighter version of the regular Pure Aero.

Babolat Pure Aero Lite vs Pure Aero

Comparison of the Babolat Pure Aero Lite and Pure Aero

The comparison below is for the 2019 versions of the Babolat Pure Aero Lite and Pure Aero.

If you want to see a comparison of the 2023 versions, check out our article comparing the Babolat Pure Aero Team vs Pure Aero.

Racket Specs – Pure Aero Lite vs Pure Aero

As you would expect, both rackets share many similarities including a 100-inch head size, 27-inch racket length, 16 x19 string pattern, and a 23mm / 26mm / 23mm beam width.

As you would expect, the biggest difference between these two tennis rackets is their strung and swing weights with the Pure Aero being considerably heavier than the Pure Aero Lite.

As the Pure Aero Lite is over an ounce lighter than the regular Pure Aero, it will be much easier for beginner to intermediate players to use.

In terms of arm friendliness, both of these rackets have relatively high stiffness ratings so are best avoided if you have had arm issues in the past.

Babolat Pure Aero LiteVSBabolat Pure Aero
BabolatRacket Brand:Babolat
Babolat Pure AeroRacket:Babolat Pure Aero
100inHead Size:100in
286 Grams (10.1 Ounces)Strung Weight:318 Grams (11.2 Ounces)
Even BalanceBalance:4 pts Head Light
23mm / 26mm / 23mmBeam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Yellow and BlackRacket Colours:Yellow and Black
16 Mains / 19 CrossesString Pattern:16 Mains / 19 Crosses
22-27kg / 50-60lbString Tension Range:22-27kg / 50-60lb
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Which of these Tennis Rackets is Better?

If you are still undecided as to which of these two rackets is better, I have provided some recommendations below based on your level of play and common playing styles.

Which Racket is Better for Beginners?

If you are a beginner then the Babolat Pure Aero Lite is definitely the better racket to go for as it will be better at helping you generate power on your shots and it will also be a lot more forgiving than the regular Pure Aero.

Which Racket is Better for Intermediate Players?

Again I would recommend the Pure Aero Lite for intermediate players as the regular Pure Aero is just too heavy for most intermediate players.

As an intermediate player, you will find that the regular Pure Aero is just too hard to play consistently well with so the Pure Aero Lite is a much better option.

Which Racket is Better for Advanced Players?

Once you have reached the point in your tennis development where you have a full swing and you can easily generate power on your shots, then this is when the regular Pure Aero comes into its own.

It is definitely the best option for advanced players as it offers great power, control, and spin on your shots.

Which Racket is Better for Baseliners?

Both tennis rackets are more suited to baseline players but the regular pure aero is by far the best option for players who love to hit powerful shots with tons of spin from the baseline.

Which Racket is Better for All Court Players?

I found the regular Pure Aero to be much better at the net as I felt like I had to be super careful with my volleys anytime I used the Pure Aero Lite as I found that there was just too much of a trampoline effect when hitting volleys with the Pure Aero Lite.

In terms of overheads, again the regular Pure Aero came out on top as I felt I could hit my overheads with confidence as I had plenty of control and spin on my shots.

Overall, the regular Babolat Pure Aero was much more suited for an all court player.