Head Boom MP vs Pro

Similar to the Wilson Clash Rackets, the Head Boom MP and the Head Boom Pro tennis rackets are mainly aimed at recreational players as both rackets offer easy access to power and spin.

Head launched the Boom MP and Boom Pro in early 2022 with the aim of filling a gap they saw in the market for a racket range that offered easy power and spin so that recreational players could hit their balls with confidence.

The lighter of the two rackets, the Boom MP is endorsed by Coco Gauff while the Boom Pro is endorsed by Lorenzo Musetti.

Head Boom MP vs Pro

Head Boom MP vs Pro – Racket Specs Comparison

For this comparison, I will be using the 2022 Version of both the Head Boom MP (or “MP”) and Boom Pro (or “Pro”).

Racket Specs

Main Differences: The Boom MP has a larger head size (100in vs 98in), a lower strung weight (315g vs 329g), a less head light balance (5pts HL vs 6 pts HL), a lower swing weight (318 vs 325), a slightly lower frame stiffness rating (64 vs 66), and a thicker beam width (23.5 mm / 24.5 mm / 23.5 mm vs 22.5 mm / 22.5 mm / 22.0 mm).

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

Version:2022 (Version 1)2022 (Version 1)
Design:Head BoomHead Boom
Head Size:100in98in
Strung Weight:315g (11.1oz)329g (11.6oz)
Balance:5 pts HL6 pts HL
Frame Stiffness:6466
Beam Width:23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22mm
Control Power Index (CPI)600400
Colors:Black and CoralBlack and Coral
String Pattern:16 x 1916 x 19
String Tension Range:21-26kg / 48-58lb21-26kg / 48-58lb
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See below for a short short video summarizing the specs of both rackets.

Head Size and Length

The MP has a slightly bigger head size (100in) than the Pro (98in). Both rackets have a length of 27 inches which is the standard length for most adult rackets.

Strung Weight and Swing Weight

As you would expect the Pro is the heavier of the two rackets coming in at approximately 329g strung.

This seems to be the sweet spot in terms of the strung weight for a lot of rackets aimed at intermediate to advanced male players e.g. Clash 98.

The MP has a lighter frame at 315g strung so it is probably a better option for female tennis players.

In terms of swing weight, again, the Pro has a slightly higher swing weight (325g) when compared with the BMP (318g).


Both rackets have a head light (or “HL”) balance with the Pro being slightly more HL (6 pts HL) than the MP (5 pts HL).

Stiffness Rating

Although the stiffness rating of the Boom rackets is higher than arm-friendly rackets like the Wilson Clash range of rackets, they are still relatively arm-friendly rackets as I haven’t heard of anyone having issues so far.

Beam Width

The MP has a thicker beam width so this makes it easier to generate power. However, the thinner beam width on the Pro will mean it is better in terms of control.

Control Power Index (or “CPI”)

CPI or Control Power Index is a metric used by Head to measure the power potential of a tennis racket. The higher the CPI number the more powerful the racket will be.

The MP has a CPI of 600 while the Pro has a CPI of 400 so it will be easier to generate power with the MP.

With a CPI of 600, the MP would be similar to the Gravity S, Speed MP L, and Extreme MP in terms of power

The Pro would be similar to Prestige MP, Gravity MP, Radical MP, and Extreme Tour which also have a CPI of 400.

String Pattern

Both rackets have a 16 x 19 string pattern, which is good for spin.

The 16 x 19 string pattern is my preferred string pattern as I like the extra topspin I can get on my shots.