Babolat Pure Aero vs Pure Strike

This article will look at the racket specs of the Babolat Pure Strike and Pure Aero to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.

Babolat Pure Aero vs Pure Strike

General Info

Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.

General infoPAPS
Version:20233rd Gen
Color(s):Black and YellowCoral and White

Racket Specs

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Pure Aero (or “PA”) and Pure Strike (or “PS”), which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.

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).

Racket Specs:PAPS% Difference
Head Size (sq cm)6456322%
Head Size (sq in)100982%
Length (cm)68.5868.580%
Length (in)27270%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)32.99330%
Strung Balance (pts)440%
Strung Weight (grams)3183232%
Strung Weight (ounces)11.211.42%
Swing Weight3223272%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3003052%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.5810.82%
Frame Stiffness65662%
Beam Width (mm)23 / 26 / 2321 / 23 / 2110-13%

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.

ProsNice Design, Good Spin, and maneuverabilityGood mix of control, power, and spin, is maneuverable at the net, and generous sweet spot.
ConsBeginner to intermediate players may find the racket too low poweredRelatively high stiffness rating, not great on slices.

Head to Head

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.

Player LevelPAPS

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pure Aero is endorsed by the following tennis players: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Holger Rune, Danielle Collins, and Leylah Fernandez, while the Pure Strike 16×19 is endorsed by Cameron Norrie and Alize Cornet.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the Babolat website.