If you looking for a lighter racket than the Babolat Pure Strike 98 and the Wilson RF97 then Babolat’s Pure Strike 100 and Wilson’s Pro Staff 97 are good alternatives to consider as they offer many of the benefits of those heavier rackets but in a lighter frame.
In this article, I will look at the racket specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other.
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|
Racket Specs Comparison
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:||Pure Strike 100||Pro Staff 97|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645cm||625cm|
|Head Size (sq in)||100in||97in|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99cm||32.00cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4 pts HL||7 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||315g||332g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.1oz||11.7oz|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300g||315g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58oz||11.11oz|
|Beam Width (mm)||21mm / 23mm / 21mm||21.5mm|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
|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
The Pure Strike 100 is the better option in terms of power and spin, while the Pro Staff 97 will give you more control and is slightly more arm friendly to play with.
|H2H||PS 100||PS 97|
The Pure Strike 100 is suited to intermediate to advanced tennis players, while the weight of the Pro Staff 97 means that it is best suited to advanced players.
|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.