Signum Pro Tornado

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jgtthd, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    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?
     
    #1
  2. Deathsticks

    Deathsticks Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    118
    Location:
    San Jose
    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
     
    #2
  3. stringertom

    stringertom G.O.A.T.

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    12,121
    Location:
    In a sureshsian vortex
    Many Happy Clients Now Using Tornado

    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.
     
    #3
  4. nickarnold2000

    nickarnold2000 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,611
    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.
     
    #4
  5. AverageJoe

    AverageJoe Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    How does Tornado play in stiffness relative to Pro Hurricane Tour or ALU?
     
    #5
  6. Ross K

    Ross K Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Messages:
    8,232
    Alu and PHT are harsher/stiffer IMO... although they are great strings of course in other ways.
     
    #6
  7. Irakli

    Irakli Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2010
    Messages:
    110
    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
     
    #7
  8. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132

    why do you say it's better from europe?
     
    #8
  9. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132

    its softer and plays better IMO :)
     
    #9
  10. nickarnold2000

    nickarnold2000 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,611
    $$$$$$$$$$$$ :)
     
    #10
  11. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132

    yup just ordered a 200 m reel here in the UK for £55 :):):)
     
    #11
  12. Wilson95

    Wilson95 Rookie

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    160
    Love Tornado! Does the better playability of the 1.17 mm outweigh its lower durability vs. the 1.23 mm?
     
    #12
  13. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132

    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 :)
     
    #13
  14. pvaudio

    pvaudio Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,543
    I personally find that the 1.23 gives the most spin. I guess it depends on your stroke :)
     
    #14
  15. junk

    junk Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    210
    hi jgtthd. would u tell me where u got this deal? tennistgk at gmail com . many thanks!
     
    #15
  16. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    #16
  17. junk

    junk Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    210
    #17
  18. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132

    sorry about that mate!!
     
    #18
  19. junk

    junk Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2011
    Messages:
    210
    no worries. both tornado and hyperion and this price is a very good deal
     
    #19
  20. AverageJoe

    AverageJoe Rookie

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Messages:
    174
    Awesome thanks.
     
    #20
  21. Macro80

    Macro80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    267
    Yeah I'm loving it! Recently switched from ALU. Very cheap too here in UKnso you can easily restring for each match.
     
    #21
  22. Wilson95

    Wilson95 Rookie

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    160
    ^^ What gauge are you using?
     
    #22
  23. jk175d

    jk175d Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    647
    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.
     
    #23
  24. Macro80

    Macro80 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    267
    1.23 as that's closest to ALU.
     
    #24
  25. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    1.17 plays like a dream and has better overall reviews on stringforum.net than the 1.24 version but both are great
     
    #25
  26. pvaudio

    pvaudio Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,543
    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.
     
    #26
  27. jgtthd

    jgtthd Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    132
    These forums are all about giving ones opinion!!
    But let's agree that tornado in both gauges is a great string :)
     
    #27
  28. djnemo

    djnemo Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2009
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    Norcal
    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.
     
    #28
  29. pvaudio

    pvaudio Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2009
    Messages:
    7,543
    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. :)
     
    #29
  30. TennisCJC

    TennisCJC Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2010
    Messages:
    5,277
    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.
     
    #30
  31. JT_2eighty

    JT_2eighty Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Messages:
    2,477
    All who order this from UK, how much is shipping to the US?
     
    #31
  32. crocon

    crocon Professional

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    1,134
    ^
    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.
     
    #32
  33. HappyLefty

    HappyLefty Professional

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    841
    Location:
    At the baseline...
    Absolutely agree!
    :)
     
    #33
  34. wrxinsc

    wrxinsc Professional

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,400
    Location:
    Cackalacky South
    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?
     
    #34
  35. Dennison

    Dennison New User

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2011
    Messages:
    33
    Why do you put Hyperion on crosses. Please explain. Does round string in the crosses increase spin production?
     
    #35
  36. netguy

    netguy Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Messages:
    721
    Location:
    On the Baseline
    This string was way too stiff for me.
    Strung at 42 pounds full bed on a PB10 Mid.
    Great spin potential though!
     
    #36
  37. rofl_copter3

    rofl_copter3 Professional

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2011
    Messages:
    851
    Location:
    Eugene, OR
    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
     
    #37
  38. nickarnold2000

    nickarnold2000 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,611
    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.
     
    #38
  39. The Big Kahuna

    The Big Kahuna Semi-Pro

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    705
    Location:
    Southern California
    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.
     
    #39
  40. Hotrocks

    Hotrocks Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    268
    Location:
    California
    Tornado

    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
     
    #40
  41. athleticstennis

    athleticstennis Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    144
    This is a very good string. Was my favorite for about 6 months, until its stiffness started to get my wrist.
     
    #41
  42. ManuGinobili

    ManuGinobili Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2009
    Messages:
    1,591
    ^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.
     
    #42
  43. nickarnold2000

    nickarnold2000 Hall of Fame

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2006
    Messages:
    1,611
    I hybrid Tornado even lower than that! :)
     
    #43
  44. athleticstennis

    athleticstennis Rookie

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    144
    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.
     
    #44

Share This Page