Dunlop SX 300 vs Babolat Pure Aero

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 tennis rackets compare to each other.

Dunlop SX 300 vs Babolat Pure Aero

Racket Specs Comparison – SX 300 vs Pure Aero

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the SX 300 (2022) and Pure Aero (2023) tennis rackets.

Main Differences: The only real difference in terms of specs is their frame stiffness ratings with the SX 300 having a higher stiffness rating (68 vs 65) than the Pure Aero.

Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), string pattern (16×19), balance (4 pts HL), strung weight (318g), swing weight (322), and beam width (23mm / 26mm / 23mm).

Racket Specs:SX 300PA
Year Released20222023
DesignDunlop SX 300Babolat Pure Aero 2023
Head Size (sq cm)645cm645cm
Head Size (sq in)100in100in
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)33.02cm32.99cm
Strung Balance (pts)4 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)318g318g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.2oz11.2oz
Swing Weight322322
Unstrung Weight (grams)300g300g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.58oz10.58oz
Frame Stiffness6865
Beam Width (mm)23mm / 26mm / 23mm23mm / 26mm / 23mm

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

The SX 300 has good topspin and power which works well from the baseline and is relatively arm friendly for a racket of this type but it lacks touch and feel at the net.

The Pure Aero 2023 has a nice design and offers plenty of spin with good maneuverability but beginner to intermediate players may find the racket is too low powered.

Head to Head

In my opinion, the SX 300 is slightly worse in terms of power, control, spin, and comfort but both of these rackets have very similar specs, so the differences aren’t going to be huge.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

These rackets are ideal for intermediate to advanced tennis players as they offer a nice balance between control, spin, and power, but some high level players may find that they lack a little control.

Player LevelSX 300PA

Pro Player Endorsements

The SX 300 is currently endorsed by Michael Mmoh and Miomir Kecmanovic, while the Pure Aero is endorsed by the following pro 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 Dunlop and Babolat websites.