This article will look at the racket specs of the Babolat Pure Drive and Solinco Blackout 300 to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.
Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, release dates, and colors.
|General info||Blackout 300||Pure Drive|
Racket Specs Comparison
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Blackout 300 and Pure Drive, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
Main Differences: The Blackout 300 has a more head light balance (6pts HL vs 4 pts HL), a slightly higher strung weight (11.3oz vs 11.2oz), a lower swing weight (316 vs 320), and a thicker beam width (23.5mm / 26mm / 23mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 23mm).
|Racket Specs:||Blackout 300||Pure Drive||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||645||0%|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||100||0%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.51||32.99||2%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||6||4||33%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||320||318||1%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.3||11.2||1%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||300||0%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.58||0%|
|Beam Width (mm)||23.5 / 26 / 23||23 / 26 / 23||2%|
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:||Spin-friendly frame, and great power from the baseline.||Good mix of power, control, and spin, a generous sweet spot, and easy power on serves.|
|Cons:||As it is a powerful frame, more advanced players may find they overhit with this racket.||Relatively high stiffness rating|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||Blackout 300||PD|
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pure Drive is endorsed by Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Fabio Fognini, and Sofia Kenin, while the Blackout 300 is not currently endorsed by any pro tennis player.
Where can you buy these tennis rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the Babolat and Solico Sports websites.