In this article, I will look at the racket specs of the Head TI S6 and Head TI S5 to see how these two rackets compare to each other.
Below is some general information on these rackets including their brand, version, composition, and colors.
|General info||TI S6||TI S5|
|Composition:||Graphite/Titanium Composite||Graphite/Titanium Composite|
|Color(s):||Silver and Black||Blue, Silver, and Black|
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 (8pts HH vs 7pts 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 S6||TI S5|
|Head Size (sq cm)||742||690|
|Head Size (sq in)||115||107|
|String Pattern||16 x 19||16 x 19|
|HL or HH1||HH||HH|
|Strung Balance (pts)||8||7|
|Strung Weight (grams)||252||241|
|Strung Weight (ounces)||8.9||8.5|
|Frame Stiffness||75 (High)||68 (High)|
|Beam Width (mm)||27-28||27|
1 Head Light or Head Heavy
Pros and Cons
As both of these tennis rackets share many of the same characteristics .i.e oversized head size, and head-heavy balance, they both have the same general pro and cons (see below).
|Racket:||S5 & S6|
|Pros:||A large sweet spot, with easy power. Good rackets for beginners|
|Cons:||Very little control with these frames so it will be very difficult to go for winners.|
Head to Head
Below are my recommendations in terms of which racket is better in terms of Power, Control, Spin, and Arm Friendliness.
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 enough control.
Where can you buy these rackets?
These rackets are for sale in most online tennis shops and on Amazon.com.