Clash of the Season: Babolat Pure Aero versus Wilson Clash

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.

Full comparison of all Babolat vs Wilson tennis rackets is here

WILSON CLASH

Wilson Clash

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

WILSONClash 100Clash 100 TourClash 98Clash 100LClash 108
Head Size100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm98 sq in/632 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm108 sq in/697 sq cm
Length27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm27.25 in/69.22 cm
Weight [unstrung]10.4 oz/295 g10.9 oz/310 g10.9 oz/310 g9.9 oz/280 g9.9 oz/280 g
Balance10 pts HL/31 cm12 pts HL/30.6 cm12 pts HL/30.6 cm9 pts HL/31.5 cm3 pts HL/33.5 cm
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A full review of Wilson Clash 100 can be found here.

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

WILSONClash 26Clash 25
Head Size100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm
Length26 in/66 cm25 in/63.50 cm
Weight [unstrung]8.64 oz/245 g8.46 oz/240 g
Balance4 pts HL4 pts HL
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BABOLAT PURE AERO

Babolat Pure Aero 2019

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 Roland Garros

Babolat Pure Aero Specifications

BABOLATPure Aero 2019Pure Aero Roland GarrosPure AeroPure Aero TourPure Aero +Pure Aero TeamPure Aero LitePure Aero Super Lite
Head Size100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm
Length27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm27.55 in/70 cm27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm27 in/68.58 cm
Weight [unstrung]10.6 oz/300 g10.6 oz/300 g10.6 oz/300 g11.3 oz/315 g10.6 oz/300 g10.1 oz/285 g9.5 oz/270 g9.2 oz/255 g
Balance32 cm32 cm32 cm31.5 cm32 cm32 cm33 cm33 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.

BABOLATPure Aero Junior 25Pure Aero Junior 26
Head Size100 sq in/645 sq cm100 sq in/645 sq cm
Length25 in/63.5 cm26 in/66 cm
Weight [unstrung]8.5 oz/240 g8.8 oz/250 g
Balance31 cm33 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?

Weight [unstrung]:
Babolat Pure Aero 2019 – 300 grams/10.6 oz
Wilson Clash – 295 grams/10.4 oz

Balance:
Babolat Pure Aero 2019 – 32 cm
Wilson Clash – 31 cm

Stiffness:
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 here]. In case, you need more control with a lot of flat shots, then pick Wilson Clash [buy here].

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Simon is the leading editor of TennisProGuru.com from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

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