In this article, I will look at the racket specs of both frames so you can see how they compare to each other.
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 MP||Pure Drive|
|Year Released:||2022 (V1)||2021|
|Strung Weight:||315g (11.1oz)||318g (11.22oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||300g (10.6oz)||300g (10.6oz)|
|Balance:||5 pts HL||4 pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||64||71|
|Power:||Low to Medium||Low to Medium|
|Player Level:||Intermediate to Advanced||Intermediate to Advanced|
|Beam Width:||23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm||23mm / 26mm / 23mm|
|Colors:||Black and Coral||Blue and Black|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|Grip Type:||Head Hydrosorb Pro||Babolat Syntec Pro Grip|
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.
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*.
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.