Babolat Pure Strike 100 vs Wilson Pro Staff 97

In this article, I will look at the racket specs of the Wilson Pro Staff 97 and Babolat Pure Strike 100 to see how these two rackets compare to each other.

Babolat Pure Strike 100 vs Wilson Pro Staff 97

General Info

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

General infoPure Strike 100Pro Staff 97
Brand:BabolatWilson
Version:3rd GenV13
Composition:GraphiteGraphite braided with aramid
Color(s):Coral and WhiteBlack

Racket Specs

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Pure Strike 100 (or “PS 100”) and Pro Staff 97 (or “PS 97”) tennis rackets.

Main Differences: The Pure Strike 100 has a bigger head size (100in vs 97in), a less head light balance (4pts HL vs 7pts HL), a lower strung weight (315g vs 332g), a slightly lower swing weight (319 vs 321), a higher frame stiffness rating (69 vs 66), and an overall thicker beam width (21mm / 23mm / 21mm vs 21.5mm)

Similarities: Both rackets have the same racket length (27in) and string pattern (16×19).

Racket Specs:PS 100PS 97% Difference
Head Size (sq cm)6456253.10%
Head Size (sq in)100973.00%
Length (cm)68.5868.580.00%
Length (in)27270.00%
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
HL or HH1HLHL
Strung Balance (cm)32.99323.00%
Strung Balance (pts)4775.00%
Strung Weight (grams)3153325.40%
Strung Weight (ounces)11.111.75.41%
Swing Weight3193210.63%
Unstrung Weight (grams)3003155.00%
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.5811.115.01%
Frame Stiffness69664.35%
Beam Width (mm)21 / 23 / 2121.52-7%

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.

Racket:PS 100PS 97
Pros:A solid racket that has good maneuverability.Offers tons of control, has decent maneuverability, and is a great racket to use on slices, volleys, and drop shots.
Cons:Doesn’t really excel in terms of the balance between power, spin, or control.A low-powered frame that is best suited to advanced tennis players.

Head to Head

Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.

H2HPS 100PS 97
PowerWinner Grey
ControlWinner
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

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

Player LevelPS 100PS 97
BeginnerNoNo
IntermediateYesNo
AdvancedYesYes

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pro Staff 97 is currently endorsed by Grigor Dimitrov, Ons Jabeur, Petra Kvitova, Reilly Opelka, and Roberto Bautista Agut, while the Pure Strike 100 is endorsed by Anett Kontaveit.

Where can you buy these rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the Babolat and Wilson websites.