Babolat Pure Drive vs Wilson Blade 100

The Wilson Blade 100 and Babolat Pure Drive are good all round rackets that are ideal for intermediate tennis players looking for a frame that offers good power and spin.

This article will look at the specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other.

Babolat Pure Drive vs Wilson Blade 100

Racket Specs Comparison – Pure Drive vs Blade 100

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Babolat Pure Drive (2021 Version) and the Wilson Blade 100 V8, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.

Main Differences: The Blade 100 has a slightly lower swing weight (320 vs 318), a lower frame stiffness rating (60 vs 71), and a thinner beam width (22.5mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 23mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in), length (27in), strung weight (11.2oz), and balance (4 pts HL).

Racket Specs:Pure DriveBlade 100
Design:Babolat Pure DriveWilson Blade 100
Head Size (sq cm)645cm2645.16cm2
Head Size (sq in)100in2100in2
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)33cm33cm
Strung Balance (pts)4 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)318g318g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.2oz11.2oz
Swing Weight320318
Unstrung balance (cm)32cm32cm
Unstrung balance (pts)7 pts HL7 pts HL
Unstrung Weight (grams)300g300g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.58oz10.58oz
Frame Stiffness7160
Beam Width (mm)23mm / 26mm / 23mm22.5mm

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

The Pure Drive has a good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and gives you easy power on your serves with the main drawback being its high stiffness rating and lack of control.

The Blade 100 has a nice design, a manageable weight, with good spin but more advanced players may find it lacks a little in terms of control.

Head to Head

The Blade 100 offers more control and is more comfortable to play with, while the Pure Drive gives you more power and spin potential.

H2HBlade 100PD
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

Both rackets are best used by intermediate to advanced tennis players who have developed medium to full swings.

Player LevelBlade 100PD

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pure Drive is endorsed by Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Fabio Fognini, and Sofia Kenin, while the Blade range of tennis rackets is endorsed by a number of different pro players including Stefanos Tsitsipas and Emma Raducanu.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets can be purchased in most good online tennis shops like Tennis Warehouse and Racquet Guys.