Babolat’s EVO contacts and Pure Strike are two very different tennis rackets with one offering tons of power and the other offering tons of control.

In this article, I will look at the racket specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other.

Strike Evo vs Pure Strike – Rackets Specs Comparison

Main Differences: The Strike Evo has a bigger head size (102in vs 100in), a lower strung weight (295g vs 323g), a lower swing weight (308 vs 327), a slightly lower frame stiffness rating (65 vs 66), and a thicker beam width (23mm / 25mm / 23mm vs 21mm / 23mm / 21mm) when compared with the Pure Strike.

Similarities: Both rackets have a racket length of 27ina 4 pts HL balance and a 16 x 19 string pattern.

Specs: Strike Evo Pure Strike
Year Released: 2021 2021
Design: Babolat Pure Strike Babolat Pure Strike
Head Size: 102in 98in
Length: 27in 27in
Strung Weight: 295g (10.4oz) 323g (11.40oz)
Unstrung Weight: 280g (9.9oz) 305g (10.7oz)
Swing weight: 308 327
Balance: 4 pts HL 4 pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating: 65 66
Power: Medium Low to Medium
Player Level: Beginner to intermediate Intermediate to Advanced
Beam Width: 23mm/25mm/23mm 21mm/23mm/21mm
Colors: Coral and White Coral and White
String Pattern: 16 x 19 16 x 19
Main Skips: 8T, 7H, 9H 8T,8H
Grip Type: Syntec Grip Syntec Team Grip
String Tension: 50-55lbs 50-59lbs

Head to Head

The Strike Evo (or “EVO”) is slightly better in terms of power and arm friendliness*, with the Pure Strike (or “PS”) winning in terms of control and spin.

NB: Both rackets have very similar frame stiffness ratings, so they will offer similar levels of arm comfort, with the EVO being the slightly more arm friendly of the two.

Power Winner Grey
Control Winner
Spin Winner Grey
Arm Friendliness Winner

Player Level Recommendations

The Strike EVO is best used by beginner to intermediate players as more advanced players will find that it lacks control.

The Pure Strike will be the much better option for advanced players while still being acessable to intermediates.

Pro Player Endorsements

Babolat’s Pure Strike tennis rackets are endorsed by Cameron Norrie (16×19) and Dominic Thiem (18×20), while the EVO tennis rackets are not currently endorsed by any player as they are aimed more at recreational players.

Where can you buy these tennis rackets?

The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the official Babolat website.


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