The Head Gravity Pro and Babolat Pure Strike are good all-round tennis rackets that are very popular with intermediate to advanced tennis players.
This article will look at the racket specs of each of these tennis rackets to see how they compare to each other.
Head Gravity Pro vs Babolat Pure Strike
For this racket comparison, I will be using the 2021 Version of the Head Gravity Pro and the 3rd Generation of the Babolat Pure Strike.
The Babolat Pure Strike has an 18×20 string pattern version and a 16×19 string pattern version but I have only included the 18×20 version in my comparison below.
However, the Pure Strike 16×19 racket has very similar specs to the Pure Strike 18×20 so the comparisons to the Gravity Pro will be very similar to the ones outlined below.
Racket Specs – Gravity Pro vs Pure Strike
|Racket Specs:||Head Gravity Pro||Babolat Pure Strike 18×20|
|Strung Weight:||332g (11.7oz)||323g (11.4oz)|
|Balance:||6 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|Beam Width:||20mm||21mm / 23mm / 21mm|
|Racket Colours:||Black and Purple||Coral and White|
|Grip Type:||Head Hydrosorb Pro||Babolat Syntec Team|
Head Size and Racket Length
One of the most obvious differences between the two rackets is the head size with the Head Gravity Pro (100in) having a head size that is two inches bigger than the Babolat Pure Strike (98in).
Both tennis rackets have the exact same racket length (27in).
Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance
The Gravity Pro (332g) has a heavier strung weight when compared with the Pure Strike (323g).
However, as the Gravity Pro (6 pts HL) has more of a head light balance than the Pure Strike (4 pts HL), the Gravity Pro (332g) actually has a lower swing weight than the Pure Strike (334g).
The Pure Strike tennis racket has a stiffness rating of 66, while the Gravity Pro tennis racket has a stiffness rating of 62.
Having played with all three rackets, I found the Head Speed Pro to be much more arm friendly than the two Pure Strike rackets.
The Gravity Pro has a thinner beam width than the Pure Strike so you should have more control with the Gravity Pro but more power with the Pure Strike.
The Head Gravity Pro only has an 18×20 version but you have the option of getting the Babolat Pure Strike with a 16×19 or 18×20 string pattern.
A 16×19 string pattern is a good option if you need some help generating spin then but an 18×20 string pattern will be the better option for you if you are looking for more control on your shots.
Both of these tennis rackets have a nice design but I definitely think the Gravity Pro looks nicer.
Where to buy these tennis rackets
Which tennis pros endorse the Head Gravity Pro?
The Head Gravity pro is endorsed by Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev.
Which tennis racket is better for a one handed backhand?
I would recommend the Pure Strike over the Gravity Pro for one handed backhand players.
Which tennis racket is better for a recreational player?
I think both of these tennis rackets are not suitable for the vast majority of recreational tennis players as they are too heavy but if I had to recommend one over the other then it would be the Head Gravity Pro as it has a lower swing weight and stiffness rating.