Babolat Pure Strike vs Head Radical MP
In the comparison below I have used the 3rd Generation of the Pure Strike 16×19 (or “PS”) and the 2021 version of the Radical MP (or “RMP”).
Racket Specs Comparison
|Specs:||Pure Strike||Radical MP|
|Strung Weight:||323g (11.39oz)||318g (11.22oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||305g (10.76oz)||300g (10.58oz)|
|Swing weight:||327g (11.53oz)||326g (11.49oz)|
|Balance:||4pts HL||4pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||66||65|
|Colors:||Coral and White||Orange and Silver|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|Grip Type:||Babolat Syntec Team||Head Hydrosorb Pro|
The PS and RMP have a standard length of 27 inches.
The strung weight of the PS (323g) is 5g heavier than the strung weight of the RMP (318g), so the PS will feel slightly heavier in your hand.
Both the PS and the RMP would be considered to be heavy tennis rackets so are better suited to advanced tennis players rather than beginners.
The PS has an unstrung weight of 305g, while the RMP has an unstrung weight of 300g.
The PS has a swing weight of 327g, which is 1g heavier than the RMP (326g) so you feel very little difference when swinging these two frames.
Both tennis rackets have a 4pts Head Light (HL) balance, which will suit players who have a full swing and good technique on their groundstrokes.
The PS (66) has a slightly higher stiffness rating when compared with the RMP (65).
Both tennis rackets have a relatively high stiffness rating so they would not be considered particularly arm friendly.
Power and Control
The PS and RMP are both Low-Medium powered rackets with a focus on control rather than power.
The RMP and PS are best suited to advanced tennis players as they are heavy rackets that require good skills and technique to get the most out of them.
The PS (21mm/23mm/21mm) has a slightly thicker beam width when compared with the RMP (20mm/23mm/21mm) but the difference is very small.
Both tennis rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern, which is a great string pattern to use if you want to add more spin to your groundstrokes.
The PS has a Babolat Syntec Team grip, while the RMP has a Head Hydrosorb Pro Grip with both rackets coming in a variety of different grip sizes.