For years Solinco were better known for its tennis strings but they are less known for their tennis rackets.
However, recently they have released two new ranges called Blackout and Whiteout, that have become increasingly popular with recreational players.
Currently, no tennis pros are endorsing any Solinco tennis rackets but this might change as their tennis rackets are very popular at the recreational level.
The Solinco Blackout is more focused on power while the Solinco Whiteout is more focused on control.
For this article, we will compare the Blackout 300 and the Whiteout 305 so we can see what are the main differences between the two rackets.
Solinco Blackout 300 vs Whiteout 305 Comparison
For this comparison, I will be using the 2022 Version of both the Solinco Blackout 300 (or “SB300”) and Solinco Whiteout 305 (or “SW305”).
|Specs:||Blackout 300||Whiteout 305|
|Version:||2022 (Version 1)||2022 (Version 1)|
|Strung Weight:||320g (11.3oz)||323g (11.4oz)|
|Balance:||6 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|Frame Stiffness:||71 RA||66 RA|
|Beam Width:||23.5mm / 26mm / 23mm||21.7mm / 21.7mm / 21.7mm|
|Composition:||40T Carbon and Graphite||40T Carbon and Graphite|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|String Tension Range:||22-27kg / 50-60lb||22-27kg / 50-60lb|
|Price:||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
Head Size and Length
The SB300 has a bigger head size (100in) than the SW305 (98in).
Both Solinco tennis rackets have a racket length of 27 inches which is the standard length for most adult rackets.
Strung Weight and Swing Weight
Both tennis rackets have very similar strung weights with only 3 grams in the difference so when holding the two rackets you aren’t going to notice much of a difference.
However, when it comes to swing weight there is a much bigger difference as the SW305 feels significantly heavier to swing.
Both tennis rackets have a head light balance with the Blackout 300 having a 6 pts HL balance and the Whiteout 305 having a 4 pts HL balance.
With its more head light balance and lighter strung and swing weight, the SB300 is definitely the more maneuverable of the two tennis frames.
The SB300 is the stiffer of the two rackets with a stiffness rating of 71.
The SW305 has a lower stiffness rating of 66 so is likely to be the more arm-friendly of the two rackets.
As you would expect from the more powerful SB300, it has a thicker beam width when compared with the SW305.
The SW305 is a low powered frame so you will need to have a full swing and good technique to get the most of this racket.
In terms of power, you get a lot more help from the SB300 so if you are a beginner-intermediate player then this racket is probably the best option for you.
Both the SB300 and the SW305 have a 16 x 19 string pattern.
If you want to learn more about the advantages and disadvantages of the different string patterns, check out our article on tennis racket string patterns.
Both tennis rackets have nice designs but I would have to say that I prefer the SW305 as it just has a bit more character than the SB300.