Babolat Pure Aero Team vs Pure Aero

Babolat has recently launched 2023 versions of the Pure Aero Team and the Pure Aero so I thought it would be a good time to check how these two rackets compare to each other.

The Babolat’s Pure Aero range of tennis rackets is endorsed by several top tennis pros including Rafael Nadal, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Danielle Collins, and Leylah Fernandez.

This article will look at the racket specs of both tennis rackets so you can see which one might suit your game better!

Babolat Pure Aero Team vs Pure Aero

Babolat Pure Aero Team vs Pure Aero

For this racket comparison, we will compare the 2023 versions of the Babolat Pure Aero Team and Babolat Pure Aero.

Both tennis rackets are due to be released on the 25th of August 2022.

Racket Specs Comparison

Racket Specs:Babolat Pure Aero TeamBabolat Pure Aero
Version:20232023
Racket:Babolat Pure Aero Team 2023Babolat Pure Aero 2023
Release Date:25/08/202225/08/2022
Head Size:100in100in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:301g (10.6oz)318g (11.2oz)
Swingweight:302g322g
Balance:5 pts HL4 Pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6765
Power:Low to MediumLow to Medium
Beam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Racket Colours:White, Yellow, and BlackWhite, Yellow, and Black
String Pattern:16×1916×19
Main Skips:7T,9T,7H,9H8T,8H
Grip Type:Babolat Syntec ProBabolat Syntec Pro

Head Size and Racket Length

The Pure Aero Team and Pure Aero have a 100in head size and a 27in racket length.

Strung Weight, Balance, and Swing Weight

As you would expect, the Pure Aero Team (301g) has a lower strung weight when compared with the Pure Aero (318g) so the Pure Aero Team will feel a good bit lighter in your hand.

The Pure Aero Team (302g) also has a much lower swing weight than the Pure Aero (322g) so the Pure Aero Team will be much easier to swing and be less tiring on your arm.

Stiffness Rating

The Babolat Pure Aero Team (67) has a higher stiffness rating than the Babolat Pure Aero (65) but the difference isn’t big enough for you to feel much of a difference.

To learn more about how a racket’s stiffness rating affects how arm friendly it is, check out my guide on the best tennis rackets for tennis elbow.

Power and Control

Both tennis rackets are low-medium powered frames with the Pure Aero Team providing a little more power than the Pure Aero.

In terms of control, the Pure Aero gives you a bit more control over your shots.

Beam Width

Both of these tennis rackets have a 23mm / 26mm / 23mm beam width.

String Pattern

Both rackets have a 16×19 string pattern so they will be good at adding spin to your shots.

Design

The only difference in terms of design is that the Pure Aero Team has a white colored grip while the Pure Aero has a black colored grip.

Recommendations

In my opinion, the Babolat Pure Aero Team will be the best option for the vast majority of recreational players (especially beginner to intermediate players) as it has a lower strung and swing weight than the Babolat Pure Aero, which means the Pure Aero Team will be a lot more comfortable to play with over a prolonged period of time.

I would only recommend the Pure Aero to advanced players who have developed a full swing and have good technique on all their groundstrokes.

In terms of what playing styles these rackets suit, I think they would suit players who like to like to play from the baseline and hit lots of spin on their shots.

The extra weight you get with the Pure Aero, makes it the better option for players who like to go to the net.