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.
Head Boom MP vs Pro – Racket Specs Comparison
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).
|Version:||2022 (Version 1)||2022 (Version 1)|
|Strung Weight:||315g (11.1oz)||329g (11.6oz)|
|Balance:||5 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Beam Width:||23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm||22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22mm|
|Control Power Index (CPI)||600||400|
|Colors:||Black and Coral||Black and Coral|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|String Tension Range:||21-26kg / 48-58lb||21-26kg / 48-58lb|
|Price:||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
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).
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.
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.
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.