Head Speed MP vs Boom MP

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.

The Speed MP is endorsed by Jannik Sinner and Bianca Andreescu while the Boom MP is endorsed by Coco Gauff.

This article will look at the racket specs of both rackets so you can see which may suit your game better!

Head Speed MP vs Boom MP

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 MPHead Boom MP
Version:20222022 (V1)
Racket:Head Speed MP 2022Head Boom
Head Size:100in100in
Length:27in27in
Strung Weight:315g (11.1oz)315g (11.1oz)
Swingweight:323g318g
Balance:4 pts HL5 pts HL
Stiffness:6264
Beam Width:23.0mm23.5mm / 24.5mm / 23.5mm
Head CPI500600
Composition:GraphiteGraphite
Racket Colours:Black and WhiteBlack and Coral
String Pattern:16 x 1916 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).

Stiffness Rating

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.

Head CPI

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.

String Pattern

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.

Recommendations

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.