Racket choice is driven usually by two motives. The first is the playing characteristics of rackets. Do you prefer the spin, power or control? Or you need to mix it? The second motive is emotionally based. What design do you prefer or what racket is used by your favorite player? Babolat vs Head is a hard choice for anyone thinking about buying a new racket.
Babolat and Head tennis rackets are similarly popular between recreational players. Both have one big star under the contract, so your choice is a choice between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Here are a few pieces of information about both tennis racket brands to make your choice easier.
Babolat VS S.A. is a French company owned by family Babolat with headquarters in Lyon, France. Babolat was established in 1875 by Pierre Babolat, who invented natural gut tennis strings. Babolat produces rackets, apparel, shoes and other equipment for tennis, badminton, and padel. The company is still run by Babolat family and CEO is Eric Babolat. Babolat is the leader in connected sports technology and in 2015 it introduced the first connected tennis racket.
Babolat and Head belong to the top four tennis racket brands in terms of popularity among professional players. Babolat is a solid second on WTA tour and third on ATP tour. Head is generally more popular among men than women. However, even with a lower number of ladies professionals using Head rackets, they have some very popular young players under the contract. Check the most interesting names of the players using Babolat and Head below.
Nadal is definitely the name of the Babolat. Rafa Nadal is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when seeing the Babolat logo. Babolat has also a strong ladies line-up under the contract with a lot of top 10 members.
|Men||Rafael Nadal||Dominic Thiem||Jack Sock||Fabio Fognini||Jo Wilfred Tsonga||Sam Querrey|
|Ladies||Caroline Wozniacki||Garbine Muguruza||Karolina Pliskova||Julia Goerges||Johanna Konta||Elise Mertens|
Head is very strong among men professionals. Novak Djokovic, the current no.1 in ATP ranking is the brand name and Alexander Zverev the future of Head and tennis. Head usage among ladies is much lower, but they still have a lot of promising young players signed. Bianca Andreescu, Sloane Stephens, Ashleigh Barty or Karolina Muchova, if we want to name a few.
|Men||Novak Djokovic||Alexander Zverev||Marin Cilic||Fernando Verdasco||Taylor Harry Fritz||Diego Schwartzman|
|Ladies||Sloane Stephens||Asleigh Barty||Elise Mertens||Bianca Andreescu||Daniele Collins||Maria Sharapova|
Blue and white combination is a characteristic color for Babolat tennis rackets. But you can fairly often see also yellow and black color combination, or red and white. Blue and white, or white and black, or blue and black combination is less common but you can still recognize the usual double stripe.
Head is definitely the boldest tennis brand in terms of design. Their frames are known for striking colors that catch your eyes. From orange-blue Head Radical via blue Head Instinct to clear yellow of Head Extreme. Head rackets can be hardly overlooked. They are not very popular among conservative players used to grey and black racket frames and white only shirts and shorts, but the younger generation is all in for Head striking racket design.
Control and Spin potential
Power and Comfort
Power and Spin
Babolat vs Head, my subjective pick is …
It is a pretty hard job to pick the better racquet between Babolat and Head. Head had a wider product range and more appealing design. However, Babolat racket characteristics seem more comfortable for me.
In the end, the decision depends on who do you like more, what player you are and what is your favorite playing style. Do you more Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal? Do you play more flat shots or use a spin all the time?
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