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jgtthd
03-27-2011, 04:50 PM
Having play tested over 10 strings Inc all the big ones like Alu power and rpm blast I have finally settled on signum pro tornado.
Amazing spin power and tension stability.
I use the thin 1.17 version and it's just a dream. Played better and longer than any of the other big strings.
Anyone else played with this string and been amazed by it?

Deathsticks
03-27-2011, 05:33 PM
Yes! I am!
I also played with the 1.17 version and I was hooked on it the first shot. I immediately notice a huge increase of spin on my western forehand. Tension Stability is good too

stringertom
03-27-2011, 05:54 PM
I have more than a half dozen clients that I have successfully switched from RPM, Black Code, Redcode and ALU rough. I use the 1.23 exclusively as it works well as the poly in a hybrid and as a full poly bed. Spin is great but the one thing everyone says is how it is so comfortable without getting "mushy" quickly.

nickarnold2000
03-27-2011, 09:19 PM
Tornado's excellent! I hybrid it with Hyperion and the spin and tension maintenance is fantastic. It gets even better if you buy it in Europe.

AverageJoe
03-27-2011, 09:59 PM
How does Tornado play in stiffness relative to Pro Hurricane Tour or ALU?

Ross K
03-28-2011, 12:34 AM
How does Tornado play in stiffness relative to Pro Hurricane Tour or ALU?

Alu and PHT are harsher/stiffer IMO... although they are great strings of course in other ways.

Irakli
03-28-2011, 12:46 AM
Count me in.

Also use 1.17 in my Radicals and find it to be an excellent string, the best co-poly I've tried. For me, it plays great even at lower tension (like 21-22kg) and this way holds in tension even longer.

Irakli

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 12:47 AM
Tornado's excellent! I hybrid it with Hyperion and the spin and tension maintenance is fantastic. It gets even better if you buy it in Europe.


why do you say it's better from europe?

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 12:48 AM
How does Tornado play in stiffness relative to Pro Hurricane Tour or ALU?


its softer and plays better IMO :)

nickarnold2000
03-28-2011, 07:27 AM
why do you say it's better from europe?
$$$$$$$$$$$$ :)

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 07:50 AM
$$$$$$$$$$$$ :)


yup just ordered a 200 m reel here in the UK for 55 :):):)

Wilson95
03-28-2011, 07:51 AM
Love Tornado! Does the better playability of the 1.17 mm outweigh its lower durability vs. the 1.23 mm?

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 07:52 AM
Love Tornado! Does the better playability of the 1.17 mm outweigh its lower durability vs. the 1.23 mm?


IMO yes - really love the thinner version. i did try both before buying a reel of it and i did really like the 1.24 just found there was a little extra something with the 1.17. still lasts long enough again IMO :)

pvaudio
03-28-2011, 08:37 AM
I personally find that the 1.23 gives the most spin. I guess it depends on your stroke :)

junk
03-28-2011, 09:05 AM
yup just ordered a 200 m reel here in the UK for 55 :):):)

hi jgtthd. would u tell me where u got this deal? tennistgk at gmail com . many thanks!

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 09:07 AM
hi jgtthd. would u tell me where u got this deal? tennistgk at gmail com . many thanks!


hiya sorry its 66!
see: http://www.**************.co.uk/product/1063/signum_pro_blackline_tornado_1_29mm__black__200m_r eel

junk
03-28-2011, 09:11 AM
hiya sorry its 66!
see: http://www.**************.co.uk/product/1063/signum_pro_blackline_tornado_1_29mm__black__200m_r eel

thx! i was looking at the same place as a cheap deal but then i saw ur post and thought wow 55 is really cheap...

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 09:16 AM
thx! i was looking at the same place as a cheap deal but then i saw ur post and thought wow 55 is really cheap...


sorry about that mate!!

junk
03-28-2011, 09:26 AM
sorry about that mate!!

no worries. both tornado and hyperion and this price is a very good deal

AverageJoe
03-28-2011, 09:48 AM
Alu and PHT are harsher/stiffer IMO... although they are great strings of course in other ways.

Awesome thanks.

Macro80
03-28-2011, 02:15 PM
Yeah I'm loving it! Recently switched from ALU. Very cheap too here in UKnso you can easily restring for each match.

Wilson95
03-28-2011, 02:46 PM
^^ What gauge are you using?

jk175d
03-28-2011, 02:58 PM
Tornado is one of my two favorite copolys, the other being Tour Bite. I use the poly in the mains with Gosen Micro Sheep in the crosses. One APDC with Tornado one APDC with Tour Bite. All 17g. The Tornado seems to have a little more pop and I can flatten out shots just a little more with it, but the Tour Bite has overall better control and spin for me. They are both so much better than RPM blast which I've tried twice and hated twice.

Macro80
03-28-2011, 03:10 PM
1.23 as that's closest to ALU.

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 03:57 PM
^^ What gauge are you using?

1.17 plays like a dream and has better overall reviews on stringforum.net than the 1.24 version but both are great

pvaudio
03-28-2011, 04:25 PM
1.17 plays like a dream and has better overall reviews on stringforum.net than the 1.24 version but both are great
Your opinion is one thing, but that's not true. The 1.24 has 3x the amount of reviews and is higher rated or equal in all categories but power.

jgtthd
03-28-2011, 04:31 PM
Your opinion is one thing, but that's not true. The 1.24 has 3x the amount of reviews and is higher rated or equal in all categories but power.

These forums are all about giving ones opinion!!
But let's agree that tornado in both gauges is a great string :-)

djnemo
03-28-2011, 04:36 PM
Prefer the 1.23. The 1.17 consistently lasted about 5 hours of singles play until snapping. I get about 7-8 hours with the 1.23 with no drop in playability.

pvaudio
03-28-2011, 05:00 PM
These forums are all about giving ones opinion!!
But let's agree that tornado in both gauges is a great string :-)
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=357999

I'm thinking about testing it again, strung lower and with a gut cross. Just to make sure I didn't ruin my experience with the high tension. :)

TennisCJC
03-30-2011, 10:58 AM
Hi, I've been playing Tornado 1.23 for about 6 months in a hybrid setup. I have tried it both in the mains and crosses with a multi or gut (NRG2 16G or Tonic+ 16G), or with a Pro Supex Spiral Flex syn gut. Tornado is my favorite poly and I've tried about 10 or so big name polys (Lux, Tecnifibre, Other Signum Pro, Kirshbaum,...). I also like Hyperion for a good non-textured poly. Kudos to Signum Pro for making Tornado and Hyperion great strings. Tension retension is the best for a poly. Spin and control are great. Comfortable for a poly but I drop my tension from 56 to 53.

JT_2eighty
03-30-2011, 11:32 AM
All who order this from UK, how much is shipping to the US?

crocon
03-31-2011, 09:28 PM
^
The shipping is pretty reasonable. It's been over a year since I ordered from them, so my memory could be off, but I think it was about 7 bucks for shipping.

That was just one reel plus some small items that fit easily in a one reel sized box. Shipping goes up pretty quickly for larger stuff.

HappyLefty
02-07-2012, 05:08 AM
These forums are all about giving ones opinion!!
:-)

Absolutely agree!
:)

wrxinsc
02-07-2012, 05:52 AM
I have been playing with 17L SPPM as a main @ 50 and my usual Gosen Micro Sheep @ 52 in the crosses and really love the SPPM; particularly for the first 3 or 4 hours of play. Its bothersome really. Such an incredible string at first but it just peters out...It's not dead really I don't think, it just doesn't play as crisply with consistent control.

Anyone care to offer a comparison regarding SPPM vs. this "new" SPT?

Dennison
02-22-2012, 06:39 PM
Tornado's excellent! I hybrid it with Hyperion and the spin and tension maintenance is fantastic. It gets even better if you buy it in Europe.

Why do you put Hyperion on crosses. Please explain. Does round string in the crosses increase spin production?

netguy
02-22-2012, 06:59 PM
This string was way too stiff for me.
Strung at 42 pounds full bed on a PB10 Mid.
Great spin potential though!

rofl_copter3
02-22-2012, 07:16 PM
This truly is a great string for almost everything except for feel/feedback... I have been meaning to cross pl2 with it to see if there's any benefit to be had

nickarnold2000
02-22-2012, 08:06 PM
Why do you put Hyperion on crosses. Please explain. Does round string in the crosses increase spin production?
I have no idea why I did that! I prefer using a syn gut cross because it's more comfortable without any noticeable loss of spin, it's cheaper and I get more power from the string bed.
I'll let others chime in with their theories about what kind of string bed produces the most spin.

The Big Kahuna
02-23-2012, 11:01 AM
I also have half a reel of Signum Pro Toornado 17g poly and half a reel of Mantis Comfort 16g multi - both very highly rated in the categories on Stringforum - for TRADE.

Let me know if there might be a deal we can make here for your Prince EXO3 Tour 100 16x18 (4 1/2) or any Pacific Classic 17g gut or MSV Co-Focus 1.18 poly you might have.

Hotrocks
02-23-2012, 04:56 PM
I have more than a half dozen clients that I have successfully switched from RPM, Black Code, Redcode and ALU rough. I use the 1.23 exclusively as it works well as the poly in a hybrid and as a full poly bed. Spin is great but the one thing everyone says is how it is so comfortable without getting "mushy" quickly.

Totally Agree!!! Alu was a great string but died to fast. The others you list above don't come close to Tornado, some will disagree. Try it with Genisis-Thunderblast in the crosses. Strung up in as Prestige IG Pro @ 52/56playing with tensions. Absolutely love the performance of Tornado...especially @ $89.37 shipped

athleticstennis
02-23-2012, 06:45 PM
This is a very good string. Was my favorite for about 6 months, until its stiffness started to get my wrist.

ManuGinobili
02-24-2012, 12:32 AM
^What was your tension?

I consider myself having a sensitive wrist, have been having tendinitis problems and generally can't use rackets with stiffness rating of 66 upwards (Kblade, Volkl Powerbridge 9, even the Head Speed) . I use Tornado in a Prestige at 50lbs and have no problem with the wrist.

nickarnold2000
02-24-2012, 07:45 AM
^What was your tension?

I consider myself having a sensitive wrist, have been having tendinitis problems and generally can't use rackets with stiffness rating of 66 upwards (Kblade, Volkl Powerbridge 9, even the Head Speed) . I use Tornado in a Prestige at 50lbs and have no problem with the wrist.
I hybrid Tornado even lower than that! :)

athleticstennis
02-24-2012, 08:05 AM
Was 52-53 lbs, so it wasn't that high. With the MSV Focus Hex (a favorite also like for 4-5 months) I could play at those tensions without pain, so it was softer for me and it play good also. But if it weren't for the pain, I would have prefer the Signum Pro Tornado.