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.
Comparison of the Head Boom MP and Boom Pro
For this comparison, we will be using the 2022 Version of both the Head Boom MP and Boom Pro.
Racket Specs – Head Boom MP vs Pro
|Racket Specs:||Head Boom MP||Head Boom Pro|
|Version:||2022 (Version 1)||2022 (Version 1)|
|Strung Weight:||315g (11.1oz)||329g (11.6oz)|
|Balance:||5 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Stiffness:||64 RA||66 RA|
|Beam Width:||23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm||22.5mm / 22.5mm / 22mm|
|Racket Colours:||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|
Head Size and Racket Length
The Head Boom MP has a slightly bigger head size (100in) than the Head Boom Pro (98in). Both rackets have a racket length of 27 inches which is the standard length for most adult tennis rackets.
Strung Weight and Swing Weight
As you would expect the Boom 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 Boom 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 Boom Pro has a slightly higher swing weight (325g) when compared with the Boom MP (318g).
Both rackets have a head light balance with the Boom Pro being slightly more head light (6 pts HL) than the Boom MP (5 pts HL).
Although the stiffness rating of the Boom MP and Boom Pro 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 Boom MP has a thicker beam than the Boom Pro so this makes it easier to generate power. However, the thinner beam on the Boom Pro will mean it is better in terms of control.
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 Boom MP has a CPI of 600 while the Boom Pro has a CPI of 400 so it will be easier to generate power with the Boom MP.
With a CPI of 600, the Boom MP would be similar to the Head Gravity S, Head Speed MP L, and the Head Extreme MP in terms of power
The Boom Pro would be similar to Head Prestige MP, Head Gravity MP, Head Radical MP, and Head Extreme Pro which also have a CPI of 400.
Both the Boom MP and the Boom pro have a 16 x 19 string pattern.
The 16 x 19 string pattern is my preferred string pattern as I like the extra topspin I can get on my shots.