The Wilson Clash 100 and the Wilson Clash 100 Pro (Tour) are two of the most popular rackets in the Clash range of tennis rackets.
This article will look at the differences between these two rackets to see which one may suit your game better!
Wilson Clash 100 vs Wilson Clash 100 Pro (Tour) Comparison
For this racket comparison, I will be using the V2 of the Clash 100 (or “C100”) and Clash 100 Pro (Tour) (or “C100P”), which were both launched in 2022.
|Strung Weight:||312g (11.0oz)||326g (11.5oz)|
|Balance:||7 Pts HL||9 pts HL|
|Power Level:||Low to Medium||Low to Medium|
|Colors:||Cherry Red||Cherry Red|
As you would expect, the C100 and the C100P share more similarities than differences in terms of racket specs as they both have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), and Beam Width (24.5mm).
In terms of differences, the C100P (326g) has a heavier strung weight when compared with the C100 (312g).
The C100P (325g) also has a heavier swing weight than the C100 (313g) so these two differences combined will mean that the C100P is heavier to hold in your hand and it will feel a lot heavier to swing with.
The heavier weight of the C100P is slightly compensated for by it having a more head light balance (9 pts HL) than the C100 (7 pts HL).
The major selling point of the Clash rackets is that they are super arm friendly with both of these tennis rackets having a stiffness rating under 60 so both are good options if you have suffered from tennis elbow in the past.
In my opinion, the C100P was slightly more arm friendly than the C100 even though it has a higher stiffness rating but this may be because I am used to playing with a heavier racket so the C100 was a bit too light for me.
Another difference between the two rackets is their string pattern with the C100 having a 16×19 string pattern and the C100P having a 16×20 string pattern, so you will have more control with the C100P.
If you are a beginner or intermediate tennis player then I would recommend that you opt for the C100 over the C100P as it gives you more free power and it is more forgiving on off-center shots.
However, if you are an advanced tennis player who has no problem generating your own power then the extra control you get with the C100P makes it a much better option for you.
In terms of different playing styles, I don’t think either tennis racket suits one particular playing style over another as they both are equally good at the baseline and at the net.
However, if you are a net rusher, a serve and volleyer, or an all-court player then the C100P is the much better option for you as it gives you tons of control and is great at the net.