Wilson Clash 108 vs Babolat Pure Drive 107

The Wilson Clash 108 and Babolat Pure Drive 107 are two oversized tennis rackets that are perfect for beginner to intermediate tennis players.

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

Wilson Clash 108 vs Babolat Pure Drive 107

Wilson Clash 108 vs Babolat Pure Drive 107

In the comparison below, I have used the V2 of the Wilson Clash 108 (or “C108”) and the 2021 version of the Babolat Pure Drive 107 (or “PD107”).

Racket Specs Comparison

Clash 108VSPure Drive 107
V2Version:2021
Wilson Clash 108 V2Design:Babolat Pure Drive 107 2021
108inHead Size:107in
27.25inLength:27.20in
295g (10.41oz)Strung Weight:301g (10.62oz)
280g (9.88oz)Unstrung Weight:285g (10.05oz)
325g (11.46oz)Swing Weight:309g (10.90oz)
0pts EBBalance:5pts HL
63TW Stiffness Rating:69
MediumPower Level:Medium
Beginner to IntermediatePlayer Level:Beginner to Intermediate
24.5mm/24.5mm/24.5mmBeam Width:23mm/26mm/23mm
RedMain Color:Blue
16 x19String Pattern:16 x 19
7T,9T,7H,9HMain Skips:7T,9T,7H,9H
Wilson Pro PerformanceGrip Type:Babolat Syntec Pro

Head Size

The C108 (108in) has a head size that is 1 inch larger than the PD107 (107in), with both head sizes being classified as oversized.

Rackets with an oversized head size are great for beginners as it provides tons of easy power and is a lot more forgiving of off-center shots due to the larger sweet spot.

Length

The C108 has a racket length of 27.25 inches while the PD107 has a racket length of 27.20 inches, which will give you greater reach on your backhands and forehands when compared with a racket that is the standard 27 inches in length.

Strung Weight

The strung weight of the C108 (295g/10.41oz) is 6g lighter than the strung weight of the PD107 (301g/10.62oz), so the C108 will feel slightly lighter to hold in your hand.

Unstrung Weight

The C108 has an unstrung weight of 280g (9.88oz), while the PD107 has an unstrung weight of 285g (10.05oz), which is a good weight range for beginner to intermediate players.

Swing Weight

The C108 has a swing weight of 325g (11.46oz), which is 16g heavier than the PD107 (309g/10.90oz), which is mainly due to the more Head Light (HL) balance of the PD107.

Balance

The C108 has a 0pts Even Balance (EB) balance, while the PD107 has a 5pts HL balance.

Stiffness Rating

The C108 (63) has a lower stiffness rating when compared with the PD107 (69), with the C108 being the more elbow friendly of the two rackets.

Power and Control

The C108 and PD107 are both medium-powered tennis rackets, which is great for beginner to intermediate players who struggle to get power on their shots.

Recommended Player Level

The PD107 and C108 are best suited to beginner to intermediate tennis players as more advanced players will want to play with a heavier racket with more control.

Beam Width

The C108 (24.5mm/24.5mm/24.5mm) has a thicker beam width when compared with the PD107 (23mm/26mm/23mm) but you will get similar levels of power with both rackets.

String Pattern

Both tennis rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern which is good for adding spin to your shots.

Grip Type

The C108 comes with a Wilson Pro Performance grip, while the PD107 comes with a Babolat Syntec Pro Grip.