Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|General info||Pure Drive||Blade 100|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Babolat Pure Drive (or “PD”) and the Wilson Blade 100, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
Both rackets have very similar specs with the main difference being a slightly lighter strung weight, thinner beam width, and higher stiffness rating for the Blade 100.
|Racket Specs:||Pure Drive||Blade 100||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||645||0%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||100||0%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||33||33||0%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||4||0%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318||316||1%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||300||316||0%|
|Unstrung balance (cm)||32||32||0%|
|Unstrung balance (pts)||7||7||0%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||300||0%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.58||0%|
|Beam Width (mm)||23 / 26 / 23||22||–|
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.
|Pros and Cons||PD||Blade 100|
|Pros||– Good mix of power, control, and spin, generous sweet spot, easy power on serves||– Nice Design, Manageable Weight, Good Spin|
|Cons||– Relatively high stiffness rating||– Stiff Frame|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||Blade 100||PD|
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pure Drive is endorsed by Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Fabio Fognini, and Sofia Kenin, while the Blade 100 is not currently endorsed by any pro tennis player.