The Head Speed MP and Head Boom MP tennis rackets are aimed at intermediate and advanced players who are looking for some power from their racket without sacrificing too much control.
This article will look at the racket specs of both rackets so you can see which may suit your game better!
Comparison of the Head Speed MP and Boom MP
For this comparison, we will be using the 2022 Version of both the Head Speed MP and Head Boom MP.
Racket Specs – Head Speed MP vs Boom MP
|Racket Specs:||Head Speed MP||Head Boom MP|
|Strung Weight:||315g (11.1oz)||315g (11.1oz)|
|Balance:||4 pts HL||5 pts HL|
|Beam Width:||23.0mm||23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm|
|Racket Colours:||Black and White||Black and Coral|
|String Pattern:||16 x 19||16 x 19|
Head Size and Racket Length
Both the Head Speed MP and the Head Boom MP have a 100in head size and an 27in racket length.
Strung Weight, Swing Weight, and Balance
Both tennis rackets have a strung weight of 315g (or 11.1oz) but the Speed MP (323g) is slightly heavier than the Boom MP (318g) in terms of swing weight so it should be the more maneuverable of the two rackets.
The main reason that the Boom MP has a lower swing weight is that the Boom MP (5 pts HL) has a more head light balance than the Speed MP (4 pts HL).
The Boom MP (64) has a slightly higher stiffness rating when compared with the Speed MP (62) but both of these tennis rackets would be considered relatively arm friendly.
Beam Width, Power, and Control
The Boom MP has a thicker beam width (23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm) than the Speed MP (23.0mm) so you will get more help from the Boom MP in terms of power.
However, the Head Speed MP will be better in terms of control.
The Boom MP has a CPI of 600 while the Speed MP has a CPI of 500 so as mentioned above, it will be easier to generate power on your shots with the Boom MP.
In terms of power, the Boom MP would be similar to the Head Gravity S, Head Speed MP L, and the Head Extreme MP which all have a CPI of 600.
With a CPI of 500, the Speed MP would be similar to the Head Prestige MP L, Head Gravity MP L, and the Head Extreme Tour tennis rackets in terms of power.
Both the Boom MP and the Speed MP have a 16 x 19 string pattern so if you like hitting top spin on your shots then you will like this string pattern.
Although I wouldn’t recommend either of these two rackets to beginners, I definitely think the Head Boom MP is the better of the two if you are buying your first tennis racket as it has a lower swing weight and is easier to generate power with.
If you are an intermediate tennis player then either of these tennis rackets could be a good option for you.
If you are an intermediate player who struggles with power then go for the Boom MP but if you want more control from your racket then go for the Speed MP.
For advanced tennis players, the extra control you get with the Head Speed MP makes it the best option for you.