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TENNIS.com Review
By Justin diFeliciantonio on April 26, 2013

The Pitch
The Dunlop S5.0 Lite includes Biofibre, a material in the shaft that dampens vibrations, as well as Aeroskin Cx, an aerodynamic surface–frame application. Racquets in the 5.0 series, like those in the 2.0 series, also feature MoS2 grommets, which expand the sweet spot by allowing strings to move more freely upon impact.

How It Tested
The S5.0 Lite, as its name implies, is a breeze to swing. At 9 ounces strung, it’s very maneuverable, and fits well in the hands of improving beginners and 11- to 12-year-old juniors eager to improve their stroke production. “Around a 3.0 level, the S Lite is stable, comfortable and solid,” says Racquet Advisor Bruce Levine. “But if you’re a player who takes a sizable cut at the ball, you’ll want a racquet that’s heavier than this.” Even so, a few intermediates preferring a quicker feel enjoyed the S Lite. Said one 3.5 playtester with a two-handed backhand, “It offered a great balance of spin and power, which was ideal for my baseline-heavy game. There was a very crisp feel.” However, players with short, punchy swings would do best to look elsewhere; while powerful, the S5.0 Lite has a 100 square inch head, and thus doesn’t allow the same margin of error as other larger, more forgiving game-improvement racquets.

Bottom Line
A comfortable, powerful and highly maneuverable racquet for club-level beginners and preteen juniors still developing their games.

Specifications

Released on April 26, 2013



  • Price:
    $210.00
  • Length:
    27.0 in
  • Head size:
    100.0 sq in
  • Strung weight:
    9.06 oz
  • Strung balance:
    5 pts. HH
  • Swing weight:
    296.0 oz
  • String pattern:
    16x19
  • Flexibility:
    Extremely Stiff
  • Suitable NTRP:
    2.5 - 3.5
  • Beam width:
    25-25-22mm

General information

    No manufacturer description available yet.

Short summary

    The new 5.0 range is 13% more aerodynamically efficient than the previous 500 model and is designed for players looking for a racket with massive power and covers all swing styles. The fully re-designed frame shape of the 5.0 range also features a 15% rou

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