Babolat Pure Strike 100 vs 98

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.

Babolat Pure Strike 100 vs 98

General Info

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

General info10098
Version:3rd Gen3rd Gen
Color(s):Coral and WhiteCoral and White

Racket Specs

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:10098% Difference
Head Size (sq cm)6456322.02%
Head Size (sq in)100982.00%
Length (cm)68.5868.580.00%
Length (in)27270.00%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)32.9932.990.00%
Strung Balance (pts)440.00%
Strung Weight (grams)3153232.54%
Strung Weight (ounces)
Swing Weight3193272.51%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3003051.67%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.5810.82.08%
Frame Stiffness69664.35%
Beam Width (mm)21 / 23 /2121 / 23 /210.00%

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 maneuverabilityGood 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 controlRelatively 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.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

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

Player Level10098

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