The Head Radical Pro and Head Speed Pro are both heavy tennis rackets with a focus on control rather than power so a player is going to need good technique in order to get the most out of these rackets.
This article will look at the specs of both rackets to see how they compare to each other.
Head Radical Pro vs Speed Pro Comparison
In the comparison below I have used the 2021 version of the Head Radical Pro (or “HRP”) and the 2022 version of the Head Speed Pro (or “HSP”).
|Strung Weight:||332g (11.71oz)||326g (11.50oz)|
|Unstrung Weight:||315g (11.11oz)||310g (10.93oz)|
|Swing weight:||330g (11.64oz)||326g (11.50oz)|
|Balance:||6pts HL||6pts HL|
|TW Stiffness Rating:||65||62|
|Colors:||Silver and Orange||White and Black|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||18 x 20|
|Grip Type:||Hydrosorb Pro||Hydrosorb Pro|
The HRP (98in) has a head size that is 2 inches smaller than the HSP (100in) so the HSP will have more power and a slightly bigger sweet spot.
The HRP and HSP have a standard racket length of 27 inches.
The strung weight of the HRP (332g/11.71oz) is 6g heavier than the strung weight of the HSP (326g/11.50oz), so the HRP will feel slightly heavier in your hand.
Both rackets would be categorized as heavy tennis rackets so they will not be suitable for beginners.
The HRP has an unstrung weight of 315g/11.11oz, while the HSP has an unstrung weight of 310g/10.93oz.
The HRP has a swing weight of 330g/11.64oz, which is 4g heavier than the HSP (326g/11.50oz) so the HSP should be slightly more maneuverable.
Both tennis rackets have a 6pts Head Light balance, which helps make these heavy tennis rackets more maneuverable when you are at the net.
The HRP has a stiffness rating of 65 while the HSP has a stiffness rating of 62, which puts them both in mid range in terms of stiffness ratings.
Power and Control
The HRP and HSP are both low powered tennis rackets with more of a focus on control than power.
As you won’t get much help from these rackets in terms of power generation, you will need to have good technique on your strokes.
If you think you will need some help generating power on your shots, then the HSP is definitely the better of the two in terms of power.
In terms of control, the HRP is the better tennis racket.
Recommended Player Level
The HSP and HRP are best suited to advanced tennis players who have developed a full swing and have good technique on all of their strokes.
The HRP (20.0mm/21.5mm/21.0mm) has a thinner beam width when compared with the HSP (23.0mm/23.0mm/23.0mm) so the HRP will give you slightly more control on your shots.
The Speed Pro has an 18 x 20 string pattern, while the Radical Pro has a 16 x 19 string pattern.
An 18 x 20 string pattern will give you more control but less power while a 16 x 19 string pattern will help add more spin to your shots.
Both tennis rackets have a Hydrosorb Pro Grip.