Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.
|General info||Pure Strike 100||Pro Staff 97|
|Composition:||Graphite||Graphite braided with aramid|
|Color(s):||Coral and White||Black|
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 100||PS 97||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||625||3.10%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||97||3.00%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99||32||3.00%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||7||75.00%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||315||332||5.40%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.1||11.7||5.41%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||315||5.00%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||11.11||5.01%|
|Beam Width (mm)||21 / 23 / 21||21.5||2-7%|
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 100||PS 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.
|H2H||PS 100||PS 97|
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||PS 100||PS 97|
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.