The Radical MP and Extreme Tour are two of Head’s most popular rackets, with both frames offering a nice blend of power, spin, and control for intermediate to advanced tennis players.
In this article, I will look at the racket specs of these rackets to see how they compare to each other.
NB: In the comparison below I have used the 2023 version of the Radical MP and the 2022 version of the Extreme Tour.
Head Extreme Tour vs Radical MP – Specs Comparison
Main Differences: The Radical MP has a slightly lower swing weight (321 vs 322), a lower frame stiffness rating (65 vs 66), and a thinner beam width (20mm / 23mm / 21mm vs 23mm / 26mm / 21mm).
Similarities: Both rackets have the same head size (100in), racket length (27in), balance (4pts HL), string pattern (16 x 19), strung weight (318g), and unstrung weight (300g).
|Head Size (sq cm)||645||645|
|Head Size (sq in)||100||100|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HL||HL|
|Strung Balance (cm)||32.99||33.02|
|Strung Balance (pts)||4||4|
|Strung Weight (grams)||318||318|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||11.2||11.2|
|Unstrung Weight (grams)||300||300|
|Unstrung Weight (ounces)||10.58||10.58|
|Beam Width (mm)||23 / 26 / 21||20 / 23 / 21|
Comparison of Arm Friendliness, Spin, Control, and Power
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
Below are my recommendations for recreational players at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Pro Player Endorsements
The Radical MP is currently endorsed by Taylor Fritz and Diego Schwartzman, while the Etreme Tour is endorsed by Matteo Berrettini.
Where can you buy these rackets?
The rackets are for sale in most good online tennis shops and on the Head.com website.