Babolat Pure Aero vs Pure Aero VS

The Babolat Pure Aero and Babolat Pure Aero VS are tennis rackets that are aimed at intermediate to advanced players.

At first glance, both tennis rackets may look very similar but they are actually very different to play with.

The Babolat Pure Aero is the more popular of the two rackets as it has been endorsed by Rafael Nadal for many years.

However, the Babolat Pure Aero VS may see some more sales now that it is the tennis racket of choice for Carlos Alcaraz.

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Babolat Pure Aero vs Pure Aero VS

Difference Between the Babolat Pure Aero and the Pure Aero VS

For this racket comparison, we will be using the 2019 Version of both the Babolat Pure Aero and the Babolat Pure Aero VS.

Racket Specs – Babolat Pure Aero vs Pure Aero VS

Racket Specs:Babolat Pure AeroBabolat Pure Aero VS
Version:20192019
Racket:Babolat Pure AeroPure Aero VS
Head Size:100in98in
Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:318g (11.2oz)320g (11.3oz)
Swingweight:324g321g
Balance:4 pts HL6 pts HL
Stiffness:67 RA67 RA
Power:Low-MediumLow-Medium
Beam Width:23mm / 26mm / 23mm21mm / 23mm / 22mm
Composition:GraphiteGraphite
Racket Colours:Yellow and BlackYellow and Black
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 20
String Tension Range:22-27kg / 50-60lb22-27kg / 50-60lb

Head Size and Racket Length

The Babolat Pure Aero has a bigger head size (100in) than the Babolat Pure Aero VS (98in).

However, both of these tennis rackets have a racket length of 27 inches which is pretty standard nowadays.

Strung Weight and Swing Weight

Both tennis rackets have very similar strung weights with the Pure Aero VS being only two grams heavier than the Pure Aero.

In terms of swing weight, the Pure Aero is slightly heavier than the Pure Aero VS as the Pure Aero VS has more of a head light balance than the Pure Aero.

Balance

Both rackets have a head light balance with the Pure Aero VS having a 6 pts Head Light balance and the Pure Aero having a 4 pts Head Light balance.

The Pure Aero VS is definitely the more maneuverable of the two tennis rackets but not by much.

Stiffness Rating

Both tennis rackets have the exact same stiffness rating (67 RA) so you are not going to feel much of a difference in terms of arm friendliness.

Beam Width

As you would expect from the more control-focused Pure Aero VS, it has a thinner beam than the Pure Aero.

Power

Both the Pure Aero and the Pure Aero VS are low to medium powered tennis rackets so you will need to have good technique and be able to hit with a full swing if you want to get the most out of these rackets.

String Pattern

The Pure Aero has a 16 x 19 string pattern while the Pure Aero VS has a 16 x 20 string pattern.

The extra cross string on the Pure Aero VS helps to add a bit more control to your shots.

If you want to learn more about the pros and cons of the different string pattern options, check out our article on tennis racket string patterns.

Design

Both of these tennis rackets look good and have very similar designs so it’s unlikely it will be a deciding factor when choosing between the two rackets.

Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed our comparison of the Pure Aero and Pure Aero VS tennis rackets.

If you did then you may also be interested in our comparison of the Wilson Clash 100 and the Yonex Ezone 100 tennis rackets.