Babolat Pure Strike vs Head Radical MP

Both the Babolat Pure Strike and Head Radical MP are popular with players who like to hit with power and spin from the baseline.

In this article, I will be looking at the racket specs of the Pure Strike and the Radical MP to see how these two tennis rackets compare to each another.

Babolat Pure Strike vs Head Radical MP

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 StrikeRadical MP
Version:3rd Gen2021
Design:Babolat Pure StrikeHead Radical MP 2021
Head Size:98in98in
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 HL4pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6665
Player Level:AdvancedAdvanced
Beam Width:21mm/23mm/21mm20mm/23mm/21mm
Colors:Coral and WhiteOrange and Silver
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
Main Skips:8T,8H8T,8H
Grip Type:Babolat Syntec TeamHead Hydrosorb Pro

Head Size

Both the PS and RMP tennis rackets have a 98in Mid plus head size.


The PS and RMP have a standard length of 27 inches.

Strung Weight

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.

Unstrung Weight

The PS has an unstrung weight of 305g, while the RMP has an unstrung weight of 300g.

Swing weight

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.

Stiffness Rating

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.

Player Level

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.

Beam Width

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.

String Pattern

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.

Grip Type

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.