The Head Radical MP and the Head Radical Pro are two of the most popular rackets in Head’s range of tennis rackets.
This article will compare the racket specs of both rackets so you can get a better idea as to which racket may suit your game better.
Head Radical MP vs Radical Pro Comparison
For this racket comparison, we will be using the 2021 Version of the Head Radical MP (or “HRMP”) and the Head Radical Pro (or “HRP”).
|Specs:||Radical MP||Radical Pro|
|Strung Weight:||318g (11.2oz)||332g (11.7oz)|
|Balance:||4 Pts HL||6 pts HL|
|Power:||Low to Medium||Low|
|Beam Width:||20mm / 23mm / 21mm||20mm / 21.5mm / 21mm|
|Colors:||Orange and Silver||Orange and Silver|
|Grip Type:||Hydrosorb Pro||Hydrosorb Pro|
Length and Head Size
Both the HRMP and HRP have a 27in length and 98in Head size.
Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance
The HRP (332g) has a heavier strung weight when compared with the HRMP (318g) so the HRMP will feel lighter in your hand.
However, there is less of a difference in terms of swing weight as the HRMP (326g) is only 4g lighter than the HRP (330g).
This smaller difference is mainly due to the HRP (6pts HL) having a more head light balance than the HRMP (4pts HL).
Both of these tennis frames have a stiffness rating of 65 which is “middle of the road” in terms of stiffness.
The Radical MP has a slightly thicker beam width (20mm / 23mm / 21mm) than the Radical Pro (20mm / 21.5mm / 21mm) so you will find it easier to generate power with the HRMP.
The HRMP provides more power than the HRP but neither of these rackets provides easy power and would be considered relatively low powered tennis rackets.
Both the HRMP and the HRP have a 16×19 string pattern so they will be good at generating spin but will have less control than a racket with an 18×20 string pattern.
Both tennis rackets have the exact same orange and silver design, which really stands out on a tennis court.
I have never been a big fan of the colors used for these tennis rackets but I wouldn’t let that put you off from giving these rackets a go.
For me, beginners would be better off going for a lighter tennis racket like the Wilson Clash 100 than opting for either of these two tennis rackets as I think they are a little heavy for beginners to use.
For intermediate tennis players, the HRMP is the better option as I think the extra power you get with it, will be better for most intermediate players.
If you are more advanced, then the extra control you get with the HRP will make this the best option for you.
Just remember that it is always a good idea to demo a tennis racket before making a final decision on which you will buy.