For years Solinco were better known for their 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 rec level.
The Solinco Blackout is more focused on power while the Solinco Whiteout is more focused on control.
Table of Contents
- Comparison of the Solinco Blackout 300 and Whiteout 305
- Final Thoughts
Comparison of the Solinco Blackout 300 and Whiteout 305
For this comparison, we will be using the 2022 Version of both the Solinco Blackout 300 and Solinco Whiteout 305.
Racket Specs – Solinco Blackout 300 vs Whiteout 305
|Racket Specs:||Solinco Blackout 300||Solinco Whiteout 305|
|Version:||2022 (Version 1)||2022 (Version 1)|
|Strung Weight:||320g (11.3oz)||323g (11.4oz)|
|Balance:||6 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|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 Racket Length
The Solinco Blackout 300 has a bigger head size (100in) than the Solinco Whiteout 305 (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 Solinco Whiteout 305 feels significantly heavier to swing.
Both 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 Blackout 300 is definitely the more maneuverable of the two tennis rackets.
The Solinco Blackout 300 is the stiffer of the two rackets with a stiffness rating of 71.
The Solinco Whiteout 305 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 Blackout 300, it has a thicker beam than the Whiteout 305.
The Whiteout 305 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 Blackout 300 so if you are a beginner-intermediate player then this racket is probably the best option for you.
Both the Solinco Blackout 300 and the Solinco Whiteout 305 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 rackets have nice designs but I would have to say that I prefer the Whiteout 305 as it just has a bit more character than the Blackout 300.
I hope you enjoyed our comparison of the Blackout 300 and Whiteout 305 tennis rackets. If you did then you may also be interested in our comparison of the Clash 98 and Blade 98 tennis rackets.