This article will look at the racket specs of the 98 and 100 versions of the Babolat Pure Strike to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.
Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|Version:||3rd Gen||3rd Gen|
|Color(s):||Coral and White||Coral and White|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the 100 and 98 versions of the Babolat Pure Strike, 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 100 has a bigger head size (100in vs 98in), a lower strung weight (315g vs 323g), a lower swing weight (319 vs 327), and a higher stiffness rating (69 vs 66).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same racket length (27in), string pattern (16×19), head light balance (4pts HL), and beam width (21mm / 23mm / 21mm).
|Racket Specs:||100||98||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||632||2.02%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||98||2.00%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99||32.99||0.00%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||4||0.00%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||315||323||2.54%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.1||11.4||2.70%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||305||1.67%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.8||2.08%|
|Beam Width (mm)||21 / 23 /21||21 / 23 /21||0.00%|
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:||A solid racket that has good maneuverability||Good mix of control, power, spin, is maneuverable at the net, and has a generous sweet spot.|
|Cons:||Doesn’t really excel in terms of the balance between power, spin, or control||Relatively 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.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pure Strike 100 is endorsed by Anett Kontaveit, while the Pure Strike 98 (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 Babolat.com.