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Comments: Played with this racquet for two years until it cracked (may have been damaged in my garage). Did not hesitate to buy another one. Like many here, I have shoulder problems and the light weight helps a lot. Demoed it with three other racquets and there was no comparison with the weight. It's like using a fly swatter. The ball has a tendency to sail because this racquet has a lot of power.
From: Anon, 10/14

Comments: This racquet saved my career (such as it is). I'm 71 years old but play several times a week. I had frozen shoulder and arm muscle problems and could barely serve with my old tennis racquet. I tried rest, physical therapy, and nothing helped. My opponent gave me his old Ti S5, and within three weeks my shoulder and arm were totally painless, and I was possibly hitting the ball better than ever! I know this sounds like it was written by a company shill, but it's not.
From: Jim, 12/12

Comments: I have been using Head Ti.S6. Compared to that racquet, this Ti.S5 tennis racquet does not meet the expectations. Swing weight is less and swing speed is also less. The weight falls on the handle rather than the head. It is not a powerful racquet. Even aggressive players cannot play well.
From: Shankar, 10/12

Comments: I'm very disappointed. I got 3 of these in February and I like the racket, but in August I hit a shot and thought I broke my strings, but a few minutes later I noticed it cracked pretty well at the throat. This seemed very odd so I checked one of my other racquets and noticed it was cracking slightly too. I have a third, but I expect this is a flaw in the racquet and it's just a matter of time before this one cracks. Surely, Head is aware of this flaw. I'm dealing with returning the racquets and trying to get replacements.
From: Brad, 9/12

Comments: Demo'ed this racquet with three others and really liked the light weight. I have a shoulder injury that flares up when I play a lot and this raquet will help a great deal.
From: Ken, 8/12

Comments: This racket is perfect for people just finally getting around to using a decent racket. I found it heavy allowing me to put less effort into my swing. It has a good string pattern for top spin. I didn't even have to swing hard on it to produce spin. If you're wanting something that gives you more movement and power and less weight to lug around on the court, then this is a great choice. It's decently priced for what it offers.
From: Anon, 1/12

Comments: This racquet offers pretty fair control with a sizable sweetspot. However, this racquet is more suited to players with slower swing speeds. I have a fast swing speed so when I go for those slam topspins, the ball usually flies on me. However if you are looking for tons of spin this is a racquet to consider. The fan-shaped string setup combined with the open 16x19 string pattern is perfect for those slices of a topspin with lower swing speed.
From: Colton. 6/11
String type and tension: Prince 3d Spin Hybrid @ 60 lbs
NTRP Rating: 4.0

Comments: I have been using this racquet for 15 years now. It does not break, crack or anything else that easy (made in Austria by the way). Though I still prefer the Head "intelligence". The weight of the Ti S5 is in its head, that is what gives a great pop to the serve and winners, but I feel a lack of control. I can't really get the control I need during volleys either. My 13 y/o daughter uses it now.
From: Rosalia. 5/11
NTRP Rating: 4.0

Comments: Please tell the big shots at head never ever stop making this racket. I have been using this racket for the past 5-7 years. Probably bought at least 5 through the years. It's a great racket. My son is 7 y/o and he is using this now. His game has improved tremendously.
From: Andrew, Atlanta, GA, USA, 03/11
String type and tension: Prince Pro blend 51
NTRP Rating: 3.5

Comments: Great racquet, but a bit light for players with a bigger swing and above a 3.5 rating. Putting a little weight at the corners and top of the racquet will help a lot. It reduces racquet vibration, assists with more pop on your serve, and allows you to swing more naturally with the lighter and stiffer TSI5 racquet. I am a high level 4.0 and a little weight really helped. This is one sweet racquet.
From: Steve, Vero Beach, FL, USA, 02/11
String type and tension: Gamma TNT Fusion Plus2 16
NTRP Rating: 4.0

Comments: I really like this racket except for the string that keeps popping. I play 3/4 times a week (2-3 hrs each time) but I've been breaking the string each week (tried many different kinds at many different tension sets including hybrid- hybrid lasted 2 weeks but it costs twice as much as synthetic). If it wasn't for this string-breaking, I'd give it a five star.
From: Sean, Fairfax, VA, USA, 11/10
String type and tension: Wilson Sensation, 59lb
Headsize: 107 sq.in
NTRP Rating: don't know

Comments: I agree with the last poster. This racquet has great control but since it has no weight it lacks power. To hit with pace you have to swing as hard as you can and make sure you throw your body into every shot. This can be a bit tiring having to work this hard.
From: Chris, Orlando, FL, USA, 01/10
String type and tension: Gamma Pro
Headsize: 107
NTRP Rating: 3.0

Comments: This racquet lacks weight which makes it very maneuverable but makes serving with pace a challenge. Groundstrokes and volleys were very nice and since it's so light control was good. Comfort was just OK compared to many of the newer frames. Overall the S5 was a very easy racquet to play with but, serving was a nightmare for me. Aces and unreturnable serves cannot be done with this frame. Which is a real shame because it does everything else very well. I would not recommend this frame because opponents will be T-ing off on your 60 mph serves.
From: Jeff, Columbia, SC 01/10
String type and tension: Head Intellitour 16
Headsize: 107
NTRP Rating: 3.5

Comments: I really like this racquet. It is an excellent value and at a great price. This racquet is excellent, very maneuverable, really great for volleys. My volleys really improved with this racquet. The racquet has good pop on the serve and you can hit powerful groundstrokes with a medium swing. I did find that I could expand the sweetspot and enhance its stability for returns of heavy/fast serves by adding a bit of lead tape. I added lead tape at 9 and 3 o'clock and also at the top of the racquet for even more pop on my serve. I added a similar amount of lead tape at the end of the handle under the grip to keep the balance of the racquet the same. I play with this racquet leaded up and on occasion one without lead tape, depending on how tired I might be or other conditions. As for the durability of the racquets. You can't prove by me that they are prone to breakage. My racquets have slipped out of my hand on hot sweaty days while serving at least 10 times, they have not cracked or shown any damage beyond scuffing. IMHO, those posting here with cracking problems either got racquets out of a bad factory run or their racquets were abused in some manner, either by the player themselves or by a not so good racquet stringer. In the past I've used Wilson Pro Staff 5.0 and Wilson Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 with the 105 or so sq inch head and extra long body. The extra lightness of the Head Ti S5 makes it a better racquet for most players in the 4.0 or below class than the 12+ oz racquets like the ones I used to use.
From: Gary B., Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 06/09
String type and tension: Multifilament that plays similar to Wilson Super Spin
Headsize: 107 sq in
NTRP Rating: 3.5

Comments: Loved Ti5 from its historic start. My 1st racquet warped when left in car. Second one after years of use just cracked. Now about to buy my 3rd one and I hope the new version will be as suitable for my game now that I am 75yrs old! I get a nice pop on serve and I like the lightness as I have weak wrists - the power should come from the shoulder turn.
From: Gwen, Hong Kong. 05/09
String type and tension: Duraflex 60lbs
NTRP Rating: 3.0/3.5

Comments: I am an Intermediate player, and I love my TiS5. It has not, contrary to the comments on this forum, broken in a year, and is great for me because it is long, helping on volley, light, puts pop into my serve, and has almost no balance. That is a good thing for me, because I hit topspin with an Eastern grip. This is not a beginner's racquet, because it is so narrow, and gives no room for mis-hitting. It also is a good recovery racquet, so you can still hit a good shot if you are a bit late.
From: Akil, Cary, NC, USA. 04/09

Comments: My comments may be void because I do not play with an out-of-the-box Ti S5. It is too light and lacks stability, but I solved that problem. I added a total of 2oz. of weight to the racquet. I used lead weights in the handle and lead tape on the head at 9 and 3. It is now a much more stable, and comfortable racquet. I love it even when hitting power shots against very good baseliners. Its length is definitely an asset at the net, especially in doubles.
From: David, Rutherfordton, NC, USA, 03/09
String type and tension: Head RIP control 62 lbs.
NTRP Rating: 4

Comments: I used to Wilson Hammer 6.2 (the old one). I thought that never I would change it, though one day a workmate brought me a Head Titanium S5i. Since then, I've improved a lot. This is my favorite racquet. I've been thinking to try on a S6 i.
From: Helcio, Brasil. 3/09
String type and tension: 58

Comments: I have had this racquet for a year and 3 months and have been fairly pleased with it although it doesn't suit my game style. It's great for serves, volleying and backhand but I have struggled on the forehand side with it. I find it is too light and produces uncontrollable power when going for winners.
From: Jon, Victoria, Australia. 2/09
Headsize: 107
NTRP Rating: 4.0

Comments: I have had this racket for only 3 months now, but the first time I played with it was 4 years ago. I have decided to own one at that time, and thanks they are now back with a very reasonable price. I have read a couple of negative comments, and I wonder about durability of it. As I have broken two rackets previously. Hope this one will last longer.
From: Ercument, Istanbul, Turkiye, 01/09
String type and tension: Head Synthetic Fiber, 62
Headsize: 107

Comments:I personally think this racquet is awful. It is too light and it's way too easy to break the frame. This racquet is one only for beginners to intermediate players. If you want to step your game up to the next level you need a different racquet. I would recommend the Babolat Aero Drive for anyone who is serious about stepping up there game. I have this racquet now and I play number five on my high school team, which went undefeated this year and I did too. I owe it to this new racquet.
From: Josh, Asheville, NC. 12/08
String type and tension: 61
NTRP Rating: 4.5

Comments: I really like the Ti S5 Comfort Zone. It's very light and definitely has good pop. It made my serve a lot better, instantly. I was using a Prince Thundercloud Titanium, but it had too much pop and you couldn't aim the ball well. However the Ti S5 Comfort Zone has pretty good pop and you can place the ball fairly easily. I recommend to anyone who needs a little more pop in a racquet.
From: Ben, Michigan, US. 8/08
String type and tension: Synthetic Gut
Headsize: 110"

Comments: I have owned this racquet for about a month now, pretty good but then the frame cracked after a minor drop to the ground, I was disappointed but I still recommend this racquet.
From: George, Victoria. 6/08
String type and tension: 54
NTRP Rating: Victorian state juniors, under 18

Comments: This is my first racquet, and it works great for me. I'm one of the best players on jv and I'm a freshman. All the other players on the team like it. It's light weight, and I can serve faster and with more control than my friend's racquet that I used.
From: Marc, Illinois. 3/08

Comments: This is an excellent racquet for all players. Its control is unmatched and has a nice amount of power. The only great flaw with this racquet is it will break if your not really careful I bought this racquet 4 weeks ago and 2 days ago it broke on my during a match when I served and I hit the ground. I only recommend this to players seeking control over power.
From: Tron, Fort Worth, Texas. 3/08

Comments: This is the best racquet I have ever used for doubles. Over the past five years I have tried more than a dozen rackets, trying to find the perfect one for doubles. The TiS5 came out the best. The harder you hit with this racquet the more control you have. This is not a beginners racquet by any means.
From: Jon, Bemidji, Minnesota, U.S.A. 1/08
String type and tension: Head RIP Control at 60 lbs.
Headsize: 107
NTRP Rating: 3.5

Comments: Nice racquet and it suits my swing style…you can hit the ball hard and still make a point inside. Good for players using the semi western grip and wants to hit the ball at will. Players in their 50's should use this to have an edge over fellow players.
From: Winston, Tandang, Sora, QC, Phil, 10/07
String type and tension: Signum pro poly plasma 59 lbs
Headsize: 107
NTRP Rating: 4.0

Comments: Used the racquet for about a month before the frame snapped, no signs of weakness, paint chips, etc. definitely not the racquet for anyone with a big serve, but then again that goes without saying.
From: Evan, 06/07

Comments: The Head Ti S5 Comfort Zone is the racquet that I have been looking for. I have tried various racquets and I finally think I will settle on this one. I like its lightness but it has very steady feel even on strong volleys and the best part is its maneuverability. Now I can control my placements even on returns from hard drives of my opponents. I think this racquet was built for me. I even purchased a spare in case Head will stop selling them.
From: AL Lim, Medellin, Cebu, Philippines. 01/05
String type and tension: Head synthetic fiber @ 62 lbs.
Headsize: 107

Comments: I have used the Head Ti S5 Comfort Zone for several seasons. I first selected this racquet because it was light, large, and long, meeting my particular requirements. I have not regretted my decision since. This racquet has the control and power that I seek, and lets me work the ball effectively on all strokes. Any other racquet felt like a club in my hands. When I literally wore the Ti S5 out (in its fourth season), I demoed a few different models, thinking that perhaps it was time to trade up or move in another direction. The whole experience was frustrating, and I finally made a decision to purchase another Ti S5 CZ. It's nice to see that they're back at a nice price.
From: Tim, Bangor, ME, USA
String type and tension: Head RIP Control 16 @ 60lbs
Head size: 107

Comments: I got the S5 first as a demo from my tennis coach after finding out my current racquet wasn't up to par. The moment I stepped on the court and took two ground strokes I knew it was for me. I play on JV tennis 1st and 2nd singles for a high school in Ohio and this racquet improved my play drastically! I'm amazed at the amount of control and speed I can get on the ball with out having to kill the ball. Definitely a good racquet for average players...at least in my case.
From: Todd, Silver Lake, OH. USA 7/01

Comments: I just started playing with the Ti S5 Comfort Zone and am pleasantly surprised at the stability of the frame, particularly on volleys and reaching shots. My backhand slice and passing shots have much more zip than with the Ti S2 used previously. There is a pronounced difference in the level of torque and stress in comparison to other titanium racquets used. This one is much gentler on the arm and elbow. The increased length will take some adjusting on the forehand side, but I'm not slinging them out-of-bounds like I thought I might. Overall, a very favorable review and the price has come down.
From: Chip, Sugar Land, TX. USA 4/01
String type and tension:Wilson Sensation 16g @ 58lbs.

Comments:I really love the Head Ti S5 Comfort Zone. I feel as if I can't serve with any other racquet, because this one spoiled me for good. It adds wonderful pop to serves, volleys and overheads. Plus it really revved up my backhand. (I'm a 3.5-4.0 player.) But the sad truth is that this racquet re-aggravated my old tendonitis problems. Lowering the tension and stringing with 17g. string have not helped. Another person I know has the same Head racquet and developed the same arm problems. We both are going back to our Prince racquets (I have a Thundercloud Oversize). I plan on keeping the Head around for matches and looking for something else for drills and recreational play. Too sad, because the Head performs terrifically!
From: Lynn, Chicago, IL. USA 2/01
String type and tension: Prince Sweet Perfection 17g. @ 56lbs.

Comments:I'll start by saying that I really like the Titanium Ti S5 Comfort Zone. I have been playing with a Wilson Sting midplus for eight years, and decided that I wanted something lighter and more maneuverable at net. Well, let me say that the Head Ti S5 Comfort Zone answered the call on both accounts and more. My serves have picked up about ten to fifteen mph, ground strokes are powerful with this racquet but with control - everyone knows power is nothing without control. The Ti S5 is a good happy medium; it blends all aspects of the game nicely. One sidenote: my first time out with the Ti S5 I was a bit shaky; the lightness of the racquet took a little getting use to, but all is well after my second time using it. Anyone looking for a nice all around racquet should take a look at the Ti S5 Comfort Zone. That old Sting feels like a 2x4 when I pick it up now!
From: Troy, New Orleans, LA. USA 1/01
String type and tension: Prince Synthetic 17 w/ Duraflex @ 62lbs.

Comments:I like the Ti S5 Comfort Zone. It's light enough to make a correction when you're late for a shot but still has the power to drive the ball. I'll be buying another one in the spring.
From: Michael, Kennesaw, Ga. USA 10/00

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