Racket Specs Comparison – Head Extreme MP vs Tour
Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the Extreme MP (2022) and Extreme Tour (2022) tennis rackets.
Main Differences: The Extreme Tour has a smaller head size (98in vs 100in), a more HL balance (6 pts HL vs 4 pts HL), a slightly heavier strung weight (320g vs 318g), a lower swing weight (317 vs 322), a lower stiffness rating (63 vs 66), and a thinner beam width (23mm / 23mm / 21mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 21mm).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same racket length (27in), and string pattern (16×19).
|Head Size (sq cm)||645cm2||632cm2|
|Head Size (sq in)||100in2||98in2|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99cm||32.49cm|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4 pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318g||320g|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2oz||11.3oz|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300g||305g|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58oz||10.8oz|
|Beam Width (mm)||23mm / 26mm / 21mm||23mm / 23mm / 21mm|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
The MP offers tons of spin and feel but it is a heavy frame that is better at the baseline than at the net.
The Tour offers good feel, control, maneuverability, and easy spin generation but like the MP, it is a heavy frame that is low powered.
Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness
The MP is the better option in terms of power and spin, whereas the Tour offers more control and is more comfortable to play with.
Player Level Recommendations
The MP is best used by intermediate to advanced tennis players, while the weight of the Tour means it is only really suitable for advanced players.
Pro Player Endorsements
The Extreme MP is endorsed by Richard Gasquet, while the Extreme Tour is currently endorsed by Matteo Berrettini.
Where can you buy these rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and through the official Head website.