The Clash 100 and Pro Staff 97 are two of Wilson’s top-selling tennis rackets with both being very popular with recreational club players.
In this article, I will be looking at the racket specs of the Pro Staff 97 and Clash 100 to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each another.
Wilson Clash 100 vs Pro Staff 97 Comparison
In the comparison below I have used the V2 version of the Wilson Clash 100 (or “WC100“) and the V13 version of the Wilson PS 97 (or “WPS97“).
Racket Specs Comparison Table
|Racket Specs:||Wilson Clash 100||Wilson Pro Staff 97|
|Strung Weight:||312g (11.01oz)||332g (11.71oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||300g (10.58oz)||315g (11.11oz)|
|Swing weight:||313g (11.04oz)||321g (11.32oz)|
|Balance:||7pts HL||7pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||57||66|
|Power:||Low to Medium||Low|
|Player Level:||Intermediate to Advanced||Advanced|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
The WC100 (100in) has a head size that is three inches larger than the WPS97 (97in), so you should find that the WC100 is slightly more forgiving as it will have a bigger sweet spot.
The Clash 100 and PS 97 have a standard racket length of 27 inches.
The strung weight of the Clash 100 (312g) is 20g lighter than the strung weight of the PS 97 (332g), so the Clash 100 will be easier for beginner to intermediate players to use.
The C100 has an unstrung weight of 300g, while the PS97 has an unstrung weight of 315g.
The WC100 has a swing weight of 313g, which is 8g lighter than the WPS97 (321g), so the WC100 will be much easier to swing and you will be less likely to tire out your arm by playing with it.
Both tennis rackets have a 7pts Head Light (or “HL”) balance, which will suit players who have a full and fast swing.
The Clash 100 (57) has a lower stiffness rating when compared with the Pro Staff 97 (66) so if you are at all worried about tennis elbow or arm issues then the Clash 100 will be the better option for you.
Power and Control
The Clash 100 is the more powerful of the two rackets as it has a larger head size and a thicker beam width.
Recommended Player Level
The WC100 is a great option for intermediate players as it provides tons of free power and is super comfortable to play with.
In contrast, the WPS97 is better suited to advanced players as it is a low powered racket with a small head size and a thin beam width which will mean you will need good technique if you are going to generate good power on your shots.
The Clash 100 (24.5mm/24.5mm/24.5mm) has a thicker beam width when compared with the Pro Staff 97 (21.5mm/21.5mm/21.5mm) so you will find that it is much easier to generate power with the Clash 100.
String Pattern and Main Skips
Both tennis rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern, which is a good string pattern to use if you struggle to add topspin to your shots.
Both rackets have a main skips of 7T,9T,7H,9H.
Both tennis rackets come with a Wilson Pro Performance Grip as standard.