Head Boom MP vs Babolat Pure Drive

The Head Boom MP and Babolat Pure Drive are good all round rackets that suit a wide range of tennis players, as they offer a good mix of spin, power, and control.

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

Head Boom MP vs Babolat Pure Drive

Boom MP vs Pure Drive – Rackets Specs Comparison

Main Differences: The Boom MP has a slightly lower strung weight (11.10z vs 11.22oz), a lower swing weight (318 vs 320), a more head light balance (5 pts HL vs 4 pts HL), a lower frame stiffness rating (64 vs 71), and a thinner overall beam width (23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 23mm).

Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), and string pattern (16×19).

Specs:Boom MPPure Drive
Year Released:2022 (V1)2021
Design:Head BoomBabolat Pure Drive
Head Size:100in100in
Strung Weight:315g (11.1oz)318g (11.22oz)
Unstrung Weight:300g (10.6oz)300g (10.6oz)
Swing weight:318320
Balance:5 pts HL4 pts HL
TW Stiffness Rating:6471
Power:Low to MediumLow to Medium
Player Level:Intermediate to AdvancedIntermediate to Advanced
Beam Width:23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm23mm / 26mm / 23mm
Colors:Black and CoralBlue and Black
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
Main Skips:7T,9T,7H,9H7T,9T,7H,9H
Grip Type:Head Hydrosorb ProBabolat Syntec Pro Grip
String Tension:48-57lbs50-59lbs

Head to Head

The Pure Drive (or “PD”) is slightly better in terms of power, with the Boom MP (or “BMP”) winning in terms of control, spin, and arm friendliness.

NB: Both rackets have very similar specs, so the differences aren’t going to be huge.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

A beginner tennis player could use these rackets but I wouldn’t recommend it, as I think they are too heavy for most beginners to handle.

Instead, they are best used by intermediate to advanced players*.

*More advanced players may find these rackets lack control so may want to consider going for a Boom Pro or a Pure Aero 98.

Player LevelBMPPD

Pro Player Endorsements

Babolat’s Pure Drive tennis rackets are endorsed by several top players on the ATP and WTA tours including Fabio Fognini, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, and Sofia Kenin, while Head’s Boom MP is currently endorsed by Coco Gauff.

Where can you buy these tennis rackets?

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