Racket Specs Comparison – Pure Aero vs Pure Strike
Main Differences: The Pure Strike has a smaller head size (98in vs 100in), a higher strung weight (323g vs 318g), a higher swing weight (327 vs 322), a higher frame stiffness rating (66 vs 65), and a thinner beam width (23mm / 26mm / 23mm vs 21mm / 23mm / 21mm).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same length (27in), string pattern (16 x 19), and balance (4 pts HL).
Please be aware that the below specs are based on averages so the specs of the racket you buy online or at your local tennis shop can differ by 10% or more.
|Racket Specs:||Pure Aero||Pure Strike|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645cm2||632cm2|
|Head Size (sq in)||100in2||98in2|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99cm||32.99cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318g||323g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2oz||11.4oz|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300g||305g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58oz||10.80oz|
|Beam Width (mm)||23mm / 26mm / 23mm||21mm / 23mm / 21mm|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
The Pure Aero has a nice design, good spin, and maneuverability but beginner to intermediate players may find the racket too low powered.
The Pure Strike offers a good mix of control, power, and spin, is maneuverable at the net, and has a generous sweet spot but it has a relatively high stiffness rating, and I found it not to be great on slices.
Head to Head
The Aero is the better option in terms of power, spin, and comfort but the Strike wins in terms of control as it has a smaller head size (98in) and a thinner beam width (21mm / 23mm / 21mm).
Both rackets are best used by intermediate to advanced tennis players with the Aero being slightly better for intermediates and the Strike being slightly better for advanced players.
Pro Player Endorsements
Where can you buy these rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the Babolat website.