Babolat Pure Drive vs Wilson Blade 100

This article will look at the racket specs of the Wilson Blade 100 and Babolat Pure Drive to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.

Babolat Pure Drive vs Wilson Blade 100

General Info

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

General infoPure DriveBlade 100
Model Number(s):N/AWR0795(0-4)

Racket Specs

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 DriveBlade 100% Difference
Composition:GraphiteBraided Graphite
Head Size (sq cm)6456450%
Head Size (sq in)1001000%
Length (cm)68.5868.580%
Length (in)27270%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)33330%
Strung Balance (pts)440%
Strung Weight (grams)3183161%
Strung Weight (ounces)3003160%
Swing Weight3203272%
Unstrung balance (cm)32320%
Unstrung balance (pts)770%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3003000%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.5810.580%
Frame Stiffness71693%
Beam Width (mm)23 / 26 / 2322

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 ConsPDBlade 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.

H2HBlade 100PD
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

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

Player LevelBlade 100PD

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.

Where can you buy these rackets?

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