Babolat and Wilson are the dominant racket brands in all aspects of tennis life (sorry Head, sorry Yonex). The year 2019 was marked by the internal competition of these two brands. Both of them revealed a new or at least upgraded model of its flagship products. Babolat Pure Aero vs Wilson Clash, that is the main battlefield of tennis brands this and probably also next season. Let us look closer to what have these two rackets in common and what are their main differences.
Wilson Clash is the brand new product that was released in February 2019. Firstly, there were three different specifications. Recently, another two specifications were added. Wilson Clash now provides a large scale that will satisfy every possible player. From professionals to beginners, all can find their own Clash model.
Wilson Clash Specifications
|WILSON||Clash 100||Clash 100 Pro||Clash 98||Clash 100L||Clash 108|
|Head Size||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||98 sq in/632 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||108 sq in/697 sq cm|
|Length||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27.25 in/69.22 cm|
|Weight [unstrung]||10.4 oz/295 g||10.9 oz/310 g||10.9 oz/310 g||9.9 oz/280 g||9.9 oz/280 g|
|Balance||10 pts HL/31 cm||12 pts HL/30.6 cm||12 pts HL/30.6 cm||9 pts HL/31.5 cm||3 pts HL/33.5 cm|
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Moreover, Wilson added also two junior Clash rackets. That is pretty important in building the base between the players. The move from junior to adult tennis can be much easier if you can rely on racket you are already used to.
Wilson Clash Junior Specifications
|WILSON||Clash 26||Clash 25|
|Head Size||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm|
|Length||26 in/66 cm||25 in/63.50 cm|
|Weight [unstrung]||8.64 oz/245 g||8.46 oz/240 g|
|Balance||4 pts HL||4 pts HL|
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BABOLAT PURE AERO
Babolat Pure Aero was originally introduced in 2015 as a follower of a popular AeroPro Drive racket. Currently, Pure Aero is made in eight different specifications. The newest addition and flagship of the Pure Aero line is the Pure Aero 2019 model. Roland Garros edition is the special commemorative model in honor of Rafael Nadal excellence at French Open courts. Basically, it has the same specifications as Babolat Pure Aero 2019. The only difference is the golden design instead of the common blue-yellow (see on the image below). The Lite and Super Lite models are also available for tennis players.
Babolat Pure Aero Specifications
|BABOLAT||Pure Aero 2019||Pure Aero Roland Garros||Pure Aero||Pure Aero Tour||Pure Aero +||Pure Aero Team||Pure Aero Lite||Pure Aero Super Lite|
|Head Size||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm|
|Length||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27.55 in/70 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm||27 in/68.58 cm|
|Weight [unstrung]||10.6 oz/300 g||10.6 oz/300 g||10.6 oz/300 g||11.3 oz/315 g||10.6 oz/300 g||10.1 oz/285 g||9.5 oz/270 g||9.2 oz/255 g|
|Balance||32 cm||32 cm||32 cm||31.5 cm||32 cm||32 cm||33 cm||33 cm|
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Babolat Pure Aero Junior Specifications
And of course, Babolat has its junior Pure Aero models too. Again, the transition for junior players to adult rackets is much easier then.
|BABOLAT||Pure Aero Junior 25||Pure Aero Junior 26|
|Head Size||100 sq in/645 sq cm||100 sq in/645 sq cm|
|Length||25 in/63.5 cm||26 in/66 cm|
|Weight [unstrung]||8.5 oz/240 g||8.8 oz/250 g|
|Balance||31 cm||33 cm|
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HEAD TO HEAD: BABOLAT PURE AERO vs. WILSON CLASH
For comparison, we need to narrow the wide range of specifications to one from each. We decided to compare the newest model of Babolat Pure Aero. Essentially we are comparing Babolat Pure Aero 2019 versus Wilson Clash 100.
What do both rackets have in common?
Head size: 100 sq. inches/645 sq.cm
Length: 27 inches/68.58 cm
What is the difference between Babolat Pure Aero 2019 and Wilson Clash?
Babolat Pure Aero 2019 – 300 grams/10.6 oz
Wilson Clash – 295 grams/10.4 oz
Babolat Pure Aero 2019 – 32 cm
Wilson Clash – 31 cm
Babolat Pure Aero 2019 – 67
Wilson Clash – 55
Main racket benefit:
Babolat Pure Aero 2019 – SPIN
Wilson Clash – CONTROL
BABOLAT PURE AERO vs. WILSON CLASH RESULT
It is almost impossible to name a winner of Babolat Pure Aero vs. Wilson Clash clash. Both rackets are masterpieces of the tennis rackets industry. In terms of design, Pure Aero is more fresh and lively with its blue-yellow color combination. On another hand, Wilson Clash is more decent, the orange-grey frame is really calming for you and threatening your opponent. Pure Aero and Clash are offered in eight respectively five different specifications, so you can really pick the racket most suitable to your playing needs. Junior players have also the possibility to choose their model depending on their age. The price of both models is very similar and therefore should not be a major factor in your decision.
The decisive point is the playing style. If you prefer tennis with a lot of spins, then you should go with Babolat Pure Aero [buy on amazon here]. In case, you need more control with a lot of flat shots, then pick Wilson Clash [buy on amazon here or at Wilson official store here].