Wilson Clash 100 vs Babolat Pure Strike

The Babolat Pure Strike and Wilson Clash 100 are both popular rackets that are a good option for intermediate players who like a racket that generates lots of easy power and spin.

In this article, I will compare the specs of these rackets to see how they compare to each other.

Wilson Clash 100 vs Babolat Pure Strike

Racket Specs Comparison – Clash 100 vs Pure Strike

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Wilson Clash 100 V2 and Babolat Pure Strike V3 (16×19), which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.

Main Differences: The Clash 100 has a bigger head size (100in vs 98in), a more head light balance (7 pts HL vs 4 pts HL), a lighter strung weight (312g vs 323g), a lower swing weight (313 vs 327), a lower stiffness rating (57 vs 66), and a thicker overall beam width (24.5mm vs 21mm / 23mm / 21mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same racket length (27in) and string pattern (16×19).

Racket Specs:Clash 100PS 98
DesignWilson Clash 100 V2Babolat Pure Strike
Head Size (sq cm)645cm632cm
Head Size (sq in)100in98in
Length (cm)68.58cm68.58cm
Length (in)27in27in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (cm)31.98cm33.02cm
Strung Balance (pts)7 pts HL4 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)312g323g
Strung Weight (ounces)11.0oz11.4oz
Swing Weight313327
Unstrung balance (cm)31cm32cm
Unstrung balance (pts) 10 pts HL 7 pts HL
Unstrung Weight (grams)295g305g
Unstrung Weight (ounces)10.41oz10.80oz
Frame Stiffness5766
Beam Width (mm)24.5mm21mm / 23mm / 21mm

1 Head Light or Head Heavy

Pros and Cons

The Clash 100 is a powerful frame, has good arm comfort, and a manageable weight but advanced tennis players will find it does not offer enough in terms of control.

The Pure Strike 16 x 19 offers a good mix of control, power, and spin, is maneuverable at the net, and has a generous sweet spot, with the main drawback being its relatively high frame stiffness rating.

Head to Head

The Clash 100 is the winner in terms of power and comfort as it has a thicker beam width and a lower stiffness rating, with the Pure Strike being the better option in terms of spin and control as it has a thinner beam width and a smaller head size.

H2HClash 100PS 98
PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Level Recommendations

The Clash 100 is a good option for beginner to intermediate players but more advanced players will likely want a racket with more control e.g. Clash 98.

However, I would not recommend the Pure Strike for beginners as it is not very forgiving and is a bit too heavy for beginners to play with.

Player LevelClash 100PS 98

Pro Player Endorsements

The Pure Strike 16×19 is endorsed by Cameron Norrie and Alize Cornet, while the Clash 100 is not currently endorsed by any pro tennis player as it is mainly for recreational players.

Where can you buy these tennis rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and from the official Wilson and Babolat websites.