Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racquet Full Review 2020: 16×19 vs 18×20

Babolat Pure Strike 100 Racquet Full Review

Today I’ll be reviewing and comparing the Babolat Pure strike 100 for both, the 16×19 and the 18×20 patents.  Babolat Pure strike 100 is one of the famous racquets in the market today.

After reading this article you will get to know all the characteristics as well as the pros and the cons of this amazing racquet.

Babolat Pure Strike 100 Quick review

If you are in a hurry and you don’t wanna read the full review, we made it easy for you, just read this quick review to check out the characteristics of this amazing racquet.

Head Size 100 in² / 645.16 cm²
Length 27in / 68,58 cm
Strung Weight 11.19 oz / 317.5g
Unstrung Weight 300g/10.59oz
Balance 4 Pts Head Light
Swingweight 314
String Pattern  16 Mains / 19 Crosses

 

Power  8.2
Serves 8.0
Control 8.6
Groundstrockes 8.3
Maneuverability 8.0
Returns 8.2
Stability 8.3
Slice 8.0
Comfort 8.6
Topspin 8.5
Touch/Feel 8.4
Volleys 8.5
Forgiveness 8.4
 
Pros Cons

✅Great Mix Of Power And Control.

✅Arm friendly

✅Great Feel and Easy spin.

✅Good vibration dampening.

⛔ Nothing we could agree on.

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Who is Babolat Pure Strike 100 tennis racquet for?

The Babolat pure strike 100 is interesting for aggressive players who want a minimum of control to secure powerful hits, without having a very low power racquet that would be very demanding.

I recommend this racquet for intermediate and advanced players who are looking for a control-oriented racquet with a good mix of power and control. although I wouldn’t recommend this racquet to players with very short swing speeds.

Babolat pure strike 100 specs

Looking at the specs of the Babolat pure strike 100, it is a true 100 square inch, with an unstrung weight of 300 grams and 317.5 grams strung, the racquet swing weight is 314, a balanced point of 33 centimeters, and a stiffness rating of 68 RA.

Head Size 100 in² / 645.16 cm²
Length 27in / 68,58 cm
Strung Weight 11.19 oz / 317.5g
Unstrung Weight 300g/10.59oz
Balance 4 Pts Head Light
Swingweight 314
String Pattern  16 Mains / 19 Crosses

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Babolat pure strike 100 full review 

Description 

The new version of the Babolat pure strike 100 is less stiff 68 Ra instead of 70 than the previous one and the frame is thinner.

These two factors make the new version of the racquet less powerful.

In addition, the new version has the CPure Feel technology, which is a material designed to improve comfort and feel.

Power

This version of the Babolat pure strike 100  is slightly less powerful than the previous version.

This is a control-oriented racquet that offers intermediate power without being extremely difficult to play with.

The head size helps to make it a racquet with a good power level for a control-oriented racquet.

Comfort and Forgiveness

The feel is slightly different from the previous version of the Pure Strike 100.

I really felt a significant vibration damping, superior to that of the previous model. The shots are very crisp, even when slightly off-center.

The high vibration dampening can be a little disturbing for some players,  especially if you were used to the previous model and like the feel of the Babolat pure strike 100.

Groundstrokes

The Babolat pure strike 100 is designed to generate a lot of speed and rotation on ground shots. With the right techniques, you will be able to get in-depth smoothly with this racquet.

The racquet provides easy access to spin making it easy to play both offensively and defensively from the backcourt.

Maneuverability

The Babolat pure strike 100 has an unstrung balance at 32 cm and a swing weight of 314, which allows it to be very maneuverable.

The head weight is just enough to provide stability and put weight on the ball.

It’s better to have a good range of motion to generate power with the new Babolat pure strike 100 and feel comfortable handling it.

Final thoughts

The Babolat pure strike 100  is a control-oriented racquet, which means you need to be able to generate ball speed to use this intermediate power racquet. The last version is slightly less powerful than the previous model.

Spin access is good, maneuverability is satisfying and comfort has been improved compared to the previous version with increased vibration dampening.

Power  8.2
Serves 8.0
Control 8.6
Groundstrockes 8.3
Maneuverability 8.0
Returns 8.2
Stability 8.3
Slice 8.0
Comfort 8.6
Topspin 8.5
Touch/Feel 8.4
Volleys 8.5
Forgiveness 8.4
 
Pros Cons

✅Great Mix Of Power And Control.

✅Arm friendly

✅Great Feel and Easy spin.

✅Good vibration dampening.

⛔ Nothing we could agree on.

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Babolat pure strike 100 16×18 vs 18×20

Power

Starting with the power of the two racquets, you can obviously notice the difference between them the Babolat pure strike 100 16×19 gave me more of that topspin feel, it did generate a lot of power, if you’re an aggressive player or you like those heavy topspin shots, the Babolat pure strike 100 16×19 is a great racquet for you it will give you that kind of bite after the ball bounces and the ball will go up while. 

with the Babolat pure strike 100 18×20, you will be able to get through the shots a little bit more but while still getting enough topspin for your game I thought that racquet gives the perfect amount of topspin and plow through the shots.

Maneuverability

when it comes to maneuverability these two racquets are very similar if you compare them to each other.

the Babolat pure strike 18×20 is very similar to the Wilson blade v7 100  they look they’re almost the same racquet except that the Babolat does have a little bit of a thicker beam while the blade has the thinner beams. 

Control

in terms of control between the Babolat pure strike 100 16×19 and the Babolat pure strike 18×20 obviously, the pure strike 18×20 does offer more control I was actually more comfortable with the Babolat pure strike 18×20 it felt more forgiving than the Babolat pure strike 100 16×19 version.

Feel and touch 

The most comfortable racquet to play with between the two racquets is the Babolat pure strike 100 16×19. It’s definitely more comfortable than the 18×20 version.

Final thoughts

the best racquet for a player that plays with a lot of topspin would be the Babolat pure strike 100 16×19. you can get more angles with that racquet than the other one, also you can get a lot of bounce so it would be great for kick serves, and if you’re playing clay chords or slower bouncier quartz I think that’s a perfect racquet for you.

the best racquet for an aggressive baseliner would be the Babolat pure strike 18×20. it will offer you the variations with the slides the touch the volleys and it’s good for serving.

this racquet provides the perfect balance between topspin heavy shots without losing the plow through and pushing your opponent back.

Alternatives to the Babolat pure strike 100 

Wilson Blade v7 100

 
Pros Cons

✅Powerful shots.

✅Great Confort.

✅Create more spin and power.

✅Good vibration dampening.

⛔ Nothing we could agree on.

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The Wilson blade v7 is what I consider a perfect transition racquet for beginners who are looking to be introduced to a more advanced frame where it’s not quite exactly a tweener racquet, it also is not the most difficult to use if you’re capable.

Read The Wilson blade v7 full Review: WILSON BLADE v7 Racquet Full Review 2020 : (16×19) Vs (18×20)

Head Prestige Mp Graphene 360+ 


The Head Prestige MP Graphene 360+ is one of the best racquets for advanced and intermediate players who love to feel connected to their racquet and look for high stability and control.

If you like eastern grips, hitting flat and one precision instrument this might be something that works very well for you immediately but I also think that the racquet can work more for modernized players if they get the setup right.

 
Pros Cons

✅more control.

✅Great Confort.

✅easy to swing.

✅Good vibration dampening.

⛔ Nothing we could agree on.

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Dunlop cx-20

This racquet is perfect for advanced players with great physique it requires a lot of strength but it will generate some great powerful shots for you.

 
Pros Cons

✅More Power.

✅Great Spin potential.

✅Easy to swing.

⛔ Hard to control for beginners.

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Babolat pure aero

 Well, the Babolat pure aero is for players who have a modern technique and hit with a lot of spins. I think they can really demolish their opponents with this stick. If they’re on their game.

Players with more traditional techniques and Flattr shots will have some issues controlling the power and the launch angle of this racquet.

Read The Babolat pure aero full Review: Babolat Pure Aero Full Review

Pros Cons

✅Super powerful shots.

✅Light and strong

✅Create more spin and power.

⛔Hard to control for beginners.

⛔Not recommended for players with tennis elbow or similar injuries

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Prince Textreme Warrior 100T


This racquet is a good alternative to the Babolat pure strike 100 for intermediate and advanced players, it is a spin-friendly racquet with great feel and control, it’s less powerful than the pure aero but it’s great for players with elbow problems.

Pros Cons

✅Super Comfortable racquet.

✅Great maneuverability.

✅More Control

⛔Less powerful.

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Summary 

So guys Here is the complete Babolat pure strike 100 review, which part of this article do you like most? Let me know in the comment section!

Now is your turn to pick one up and to take your game to the next level.

And don’t forget “Talk with your racquet, play with your heart”.

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