Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, model numbers, version, and colors.
|General info||Clash 98||Pure Strike|
|Color(s):||Red Cherry||Coral and White|
Main Differences: The Clash 98 has a more head light balance (8pts HL vs 4pts HL), a slightly heavier strung weight (326g vs 323g), a lower stiffness rating (60 vs 66), and a thicker beam width (24mm vs 21mm / 23mm / 21mm).
|Racket Specs:||Clash 98||Pure Strike||% Difference|
|Head Size (sq cm)||632||632||0%|
|Head Size (sq in)||98||98||0%|
|String Pattern||16 x 20||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||31.75||33||4%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||8||4||50%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||326||323||1%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.5||11.4||1%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||310||305||2%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||11.5||10.8||6%|
|Beam Width (mm)||24||21 / 23 / 21||4-13%|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
Below are what I think are the main pros and cons of these two tennis rackets.
|Racket:||Clash 98||PS 16×19|
|Pros:||Offers a good balance between power, control, and spin, and is very comfortable to play with||Good mix of control, power, and spin, is maneuverable at the net, and generous sweet spot.|
|Cons:||More advanced players may feel it lacks control||Relatively high stiffness rating, not great on slices.|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
|H2H||Clash 98||PS 16×19|
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||Clash 98||PS 16×19|
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pure Strike is endorsed by Cameron Norrie and Alize Cornet, while the Clash 98 is not currently endorsed by any pro tennis player.