Babolat Pure Strike 100 vs 98

In this article, I 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.

Babolat Pure Strike 100 vs 98

Racket Specs Comparison – Babolat Pure Strike 100 vs 98

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the 100 and 98 versions of the 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 x 19), head light balance (4 pts HL), and beam width (21mm / 23mm / 21mm).

Racket Specs:10098
Version:3rd Gen3rd Gen
Design:Babolat Pure StrikeBabolat 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)315g323g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.1oz11.4oz
Swing Weight319327
Unstrung Weight (grams)300g305g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.58oz10.8oz
Frame Stiffness6966
Beam Width (mm)21mm / 23mm / 21mm21mm / 23mm / 21mm

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

The 98 has 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 in my opinion, is not great on slices.

The 100 is a solid racket that has good maneuverability but it doesn’t really excel in terms of the balance between power, spin, or control as it offers plenty of power but not enough control.

Head to Head

The 100 is better in terms of power but the 98 wins in terms of control, spin, and arm friendliness.

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SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Level Recommendations

The 100 is a good option for intermediate players, while advanced players will prefer the extra control you get with the 98.

Player Level10098

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pure Strike 100 was endorsed by Anett Kontaveit until she retired in 2023, 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