This article will look at the racket specs of the Babolat Pure Aero and Wilson Pro Staff 97 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||Pro Staff 97||Pure Aero|
|Color(s):||Black||Black and Yellow|
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Wilson Pro Staff 97 (or “PS 97”) and Babolat Pure Aero (or “PA”), which you can use to get a better idea as to which may be a better suit for your game.
Main Differences: The Pro Staff 97 has a smaller head size (97in vs 100in), a more head light balance (7pts HL vs 4pts HL), a heavier strung weight (11.7oz vs 11.2oz), a slightly higher stiffness rating (66 vs 65), and a thinner beam width (21.5mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 23mm).
|Racket Specs:||PS 97||PA||% Difference|
|Composition:||Graphite braided with aramid||Graphite||–|
|Head Size (sq cm)||625||645||3%|
|Head Size (sq in)||97||100||3%|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19||–|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL||–|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32||32.99||3%|
|Strung Balance (pts)||7||4||43%|
|Strung Weight (grams)||332||318||4%|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.7||11.2||4%|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||315||300||5%|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||11.11||10.58||5%|
|Beam Width (mm)||21.5||23 / 26 / 23||7-21%|
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.
|Pros:||Offers tons of control, has decent maneuverability, and is a great racket to use on slices, volleys, and drop shots.||Nice Design, Good Spin, and maneuverability|
|Cons:||A low-powered frame that is best suited to advanced tennis players||Beginner to intermediate players may find the racket too low powered|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are our recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
|Player Level||PS 97||PA|
Pro Player Endorsements
The Pro Staff 97 is currently endorsed by Grigor Dimitrov, Ons Jabeur, Petra Kvitova, Reilly Opelka, and Roberto Bautista Agut, while the Pure Aero is endorsed by the following tennis players: Felix Auger-Aliassime, Holger Rune, Danielle Collins, and Leylah Fernandez.
Where can you buy these rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the Wilson and Babolat websites.