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
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 108||VS||Pure Drive 107|
|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 EB||Balance:||5pts HL|
|63||TW Stiffness Rating:||69|
|Beginner to Intermediate||Player Level:||Beginner to Intermediate|
|16 x19||String Pattern:||16 x 19|
|Wilson Pro Performance||Grip Type:||Babolat Syntec Pro|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The C108 has a 0pts Even Balance (EB) balance, while the PD107 has a 5pts HL balance.
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.
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.
Both tennis rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern which is good for adding spin to your shots.
The C108 comes with a Wilson Pro Performance grip, while the PD107 comes with a Babolat Syntec Pro Grip.