Head Radical MP vs Speed MP

The Head Radical MP and the Head Speed MP tennis rackets are popular with intermediate to advanced tennis players who are looking for spin friendly rackets that also offer good power and control on their shots.

The Head Radical MP is endorsed by tennis professionals including Taylor Fritz, Diego Schwartzman, and Sloane Stephens while the Head Speed MP is endorsed by Jannik Sinner and Bianca Andreescu.

This article will look at the racket specs of both tennis rackets to see how they compare to each other.

Head Radical MP vs Speed MP

Head Radical MP vs Head Speed MP

For this racket comparison, we will be using the 2021 Version of the Head Radical MP and the 2022 version of the Head Speed MP.

Racket Specs – Head Radical MP vs Speed MP

Racket Specs:Head Radical MPHead Speed MP
Version:20212022
Racket:Head Radical MP 2021Head Speed MP 2022
Head Size:98in100in
Racket Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:318g (11.2oz)315g (11.1oz)
Swing Weight:326g323g
Balance:4 Pts Head Light4 pts Head Light
Stiffness Rating:6562
Power:Low to MediumLow to Medium
Beam Width:20mm / 23mm / 21mm23mm / 23mm / 23mm
Racket Colors:Orange and SilverBlack and White
String Pattern:16×1916×19
Grip Type:Head Hydrosorb ProHead Hydrosorb Pro

Head Size and Racket Length

The head size of the Speed MP (100in) is two inches better than the Radical MP (98in) so the Speed MP will have a slightly bigger sweet spot and therefore be more forgiving than the Radical MP.

Both tennis rackets have a 27in racket length.

Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance

The Radical MP (318g) has a slightly heavier strung weight when compared with the Speed MP (315g) but the difference isn’t huge.

Similarly, the Radical MP (326g) is 3g heavier than the Speed MP (323g) in terms of swing weight.

As both tennis rackets have a head light balance of 4pts HL and similar strung/swing weights, this means that they will have a similar level of maneuverability.

Stiffness Rating

The Radical MP (65) has a higher stiffness rating when compared with the Speed MP (62) with both tennis rackets being relatively arm-friendly to play with.

Beam Width

The Radical MP has a slightly thinner beam width (20mm / 23mm / 21mm) when compared with the Speed MP (23mm / 23mm / 23mm) so you will find it easier to generate power with the Speed MP.

Power

Both of these tennis rackets are low to medium powered frames with the Speed MP being the more powerful of the two rackets.

String Pattern

Both the Head Radical MP and the Head Speed MP have a 16×19 string pattern so if you like hitting your groundstrokes with lots of topspin, you will enjoy playing with this string pattern.

Design

I definitely prefer the design of the Speed MP over the Radical MP as I am not a big fan of the orange color on the Radical MP racket.

Availability

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

Racket Recommendations

In my opinion, beginner tennis players would be better off going for a lighter oversized tennis racket like the Wilson Clash 108 rather than going with either of these two tennis rackets as I think you need good technique and a full swing to get the most out of these tennis rackets.

The Head Radical MP and Head Speed MP are good options when it comes to intermediate to advanced tennis players, as they aren’t too heavy and they offer a good balance between power, spin, and control.

As they have similar racket specs, I think it would be a good idea to demo both of these tennis rackets before deciding which one you will buy.