In this article, I will look at the racket specs of the Babolat Pure Aero (or “PA”) and Dunlop SX 300 (or “SX 300”) to see how these two rackets compare to each other.
Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.
|General info||SX 300||PA|
|Composition:||Sonic Core Infinergy/Graphite||Graphite|
|Color(s):||Yellow and Black||Black and Yellow|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the SX 300 and Pure Aero tennis rackets.
Main Differences: The only real difference in terms of specs is their stiffness ratings with the SX 300 having a higher stiffness rating (68 vs 65).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), string pattern (16×19), balance (4pts HL), strung weight (318g), swing weight (322), and beam width (23mm / 26mm / 23mm).
|Racket Specs:||SX 300||PA||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||645||0.00%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||100||0.00%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||33.02||32.99||0.09%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||4||0.00%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318||318||0.00%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2||11.2||0.00%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||300||0.00%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.58||0.00%|
|Beam Width (mm)||23 / 26 /23||23 / 26 / 23||0.00%|
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:||Good topspin, and power which works well from the baseline and is relatively arm friendly for a racket of this type.||Nice Design, Good Spin, and maneuverability|
|Cons:||Lacks touch and feel at the net||Beginner to intermediate players may find the racket too low powered|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
NB: Both of these rackets have very similar specs, so they are going to be very similar in terms of arm friendliness, spin, control, and power.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||SX 300||PA|
Pro Player Endorsements
The SX 300 is currently endorsed by Michael Mmoh and Miomir Kecmanovic, while the Pure Aero is endorsed by the following tennis players: Rafael Nadal, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Holger Rune, Danielle Collins, and Leylah Fernandez.
Where can you buy these rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the Head and Babolat websites.