Head Gravity Pro vs Radical Pro

The Head Gravity Pro and the Head Radical Pro are two of the most popular Head tennis rackets, so we thought we would compare the two rackets to see which might be better for the average beginner, intermediate and advanced player.

The Gravity is endorsed by ATP players Alexander Zverev and Andrey Rublev while the Radical is endorsed by 3-time Grand Slam champion, Andy Murray.

Due to the popularity of the players endorsing these two rackets, both have become very popular amongst recreational club players.

Head Gravity Pro vs Radical Pro

Head Radical Pro vs Gravity Pro Comparison

For this racket comparison, we will be using the 2021 Version of the Head Gravity Pro (or “HGP”) and the Head Radical Pro (or “HRP”).

Racket Specs

Specs:Gravity ProRadical Pro
Version:20212021
Design:Head Gravity ProHead Radical Pro
Head Size:100in98in
Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:332g (11.7oz)332g (11.7oz)
Swing Weight:332g330g
Balance Point6 Pts HL6 pts HL
Stiffness Rating:6265
Power:LowLow
Beam Width:20.0 mm20mm / 21.5mm / 21mm
Composition:GraphiteGraphite
Colors:Black and PurpleOrange and Silver
String Pattern:18×2016×19

Length and Head Size

Both tennis rackets have a standard 27in length, however, the HRP has a slightly smaller head size of 98 inches compared to the 100 inches of the HGP.

Balance

Both the HGP and the HRP have a racket balance of 6 points Head Light.

Strung Weight and Swing Weight

Both tennis rackets have the exact same strung weight of 332g (11.7oz).

However, the HRP has a slightly lower swing weight at 330g versus the 332g of the HGP but you won’t feel a huge difference in terms of swing weight.

Stiffness Rating

The HRP is the stiffer of the two rackets with a stiffness rating of 65 versus the stiffness rating of 62 for the HGP.

Beam Width

The HRP has a slightly thicker beam width (20mm / 21.5mm / 21mm) than the HGP (20.0 mm) so it will be easier to generate power with the HRP when compared with the HGP.

Power

If you don’t quite have a full swing yet then you will find the HRP the easier of the two tennis rackets to get power from.

String Pattern

The HGP has an 18×20 string pattern while the HRP has a 16×19 string pattern.

If you want to learn more about how different string patterns affect the playability of a tennis racket then check out our article on Tennis Racket String Patterns.

Design

For me, the HGP has a much nicer design as it looks great and it has a more modern look to it.

Availability

Both of these rackets are available to buy on online shops such as Amazon, Tennis Warehouse, and Tennis-Point.

Recommendations

If you are a beginner to intermediate tennis player then I wouldn’t recommend either of these tennis rackets as I think they are far too heavy for the vast majority of recreational players.

However, If you are more of an advanced tennis player who has a full swing and has no issues with generating your own power on your shots then my recommendation would be to go for the HGP as I felt it gave me a little more control and was less stiff than the HRP.