Head TI S6 vs S5

In this article, I will look at the racket specs of Head’s TI S6 and TI S5 to see how these two rackets compare to each other.

Head TI S6 vs S5

General Racket Info

General infoTI S6TI S5
Design:Head Ti S6Head Ti S6
Composition:Graphite/Titanium CompositeGraphite/Titanium Composite
Color(s):Silver and BlackBlue, Silver, and Black

Racket Specs Comparison – TI S6 vs S5

Below is a comparison of the technical specifications of the TI S6 and TI S5 tennis rackets.

Main Differences: The Ti S6 has a bigger head size (115in vs 107in), a heavier strung weight (252g vs 241g), a heavier swing weight (318g vs 297g), a more head-heavy balance (8 pts HH vs 7 pts HH), a higher stiffness rating (75 vs 68), and a thicker beam width (27-28mm vs 27mm)

Similarities: Both rackets have the same racket length (27.75in), and string pattern (16 x 19).

Racket Specs:TI S6TI S5
Head Size (sq cm)742cm690cm
Head Size (sq in)115in107in
Length (cm)70cm70cm
Length (in)27.75in27.75in
String Pattern16 x 1916 x 19
Strung Balance (pts)8 pts HL7 pts HL
Strung Weight (grams)252g241g
Strung Weight (ounces)8.9oz8.5oz
Swing Weight318297
Frame Stiffness75 (High)68 (High)
Beam Width (mm)27-28mm27mm

Pros and Cons

As both of these tennis rackets share many of the same characteristics i.e., oversized frames with head-heavy balances, they both have the same general pro and cons (see below).

Both rackets have large sweet spots with easy power that are great for beginners.

However, the rackets offer very little control so it will be very difficult to hit winners on a consistent basis.

Power, Control, Spin and Arm Friendliness

The S6 is better in terms of power but the S5 is the winner in terms of control, spin, and arm friendliness.

PowerWinner Grey
SpinWinner Grey
Arm FriendlinessWinner

Player Recommendations

I would only recommend these rackets to beginner recreational players as if you are at the intermediate or advanced level, then these frames will be very frustrating to play with as they don’t provide much control.

Where can you buy these rackets?

These rackets are for sale in most online tennis shops and on Amazon.