Babolat Pure Aero vs Pure Strike

The Pure Strike and Pure Aero are two of Babolat’s most popular rackets and in this article, I will look at their specs to see how they compare to each other.

Babolat Pure Aero vs Pure Strike

Racket Specs Comparison – Pure Aero vs Pure Strike

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Pure Aero 2023 and Pure Strike (3rd Gen), 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).

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 AeroPure Strike
Version:20233rd Gen
Design:Babolat Pure Aero 2023Babolat Pure Strike
Head Size (sq cm)645cm2632cm2
Head Size (sq in)100in298in2
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)32.99cm32.99cm
Strung Balance (pts)4 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)318g323g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.2oz11.4oz
Swing Weight322327
Unstrung Weight (grams)300g305g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.58oz10.80oz
Frame Stiffness6566
Beam Width (mm)23mm / 26mm / 23mm21mm / 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).

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

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.

Player LevelAeroStrike

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pure Aero is endorsed by the following tennis players: Felix Auger-Aliassime, 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.