This article will look at the racket specs of the Babolat Pure Strike and Wilson Clash 98 to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each other.
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|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Wilson Clash 98 and Babolat Pure Strike, which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
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|
|Head Size (sq cm)||632||632|
|Head Size (sq in)||98||98|
|String Pattern||16 x 20||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||31.75||33|
|Strung Balance (pts)||8||4|
|Strung Weight (grams)||326||323|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.5||11.4|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||310||305|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.93||10.8|
|Beam Width (mm)||24||21 / 23 / 21|
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.
Where can you buy these rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the Babolat and Wilson websites.