Signum Pro Tornado

Discussion in 'Strings' started by jgtthd, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. jgtthd

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    I had to start a thread about this string, I have been play testing strings for about 4 weeks now and tried all the big names like Alu power rough and rpm blast but I was just SO impressed with Tornado.
    Super feel, great power, impressive spin and above all EXCELLENT tension stability. Was shocked how cheap a reel was at half the cost of alu rough.
    I prefer the 1.17 thin gauge but that's me.
    Has anyone else fallen in love with this relatively unknow but fantastic string?
     
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  2. Wilson95

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    Great string. Been using the 1.23 mm but want to try the 1.17 mm soon.
     
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  3. nickarnold2000

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    Please check my sig below. I'm still trying different tensions but it has tremendous bite, great tension maintenance and good feel(for a poly). I'm also a fan of Hyperion.
    I would like to try the thinner version but I just bought a new reel of Tornado so it won't be anytime soon.
     
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  4. jgtthd

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    i play with the 1.17 at 45lbs and love it, is it good down in the 30's where you play?
     
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  6. jjs891

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    Why do you have two threads under the same title???
     
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  7. nickarnold2000

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    It depends on your style of play. If you hit with lots of topspin then yes.
     
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  8. Buckethead

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    Sorry but ALu Rough is a way better, not even just a little better.
    If you use a heavy topspin you know what I am talking about. In just 4, 5 hours in my case the Tornado is already round, then it loses ball bite, hence you lose control and it is almost the same price for a set of Alu power.
    If you use 45lbs then the Alu Power can perform even better.
     
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  9. jgtthd

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    honestly alu rough is great but only for a few hours as well. all those nice little gooves on alu rough also wear off in about 3 hours...saying that i have been playing with Tornado for about 2 weeks now and although i loved it at first i have fallen out of love with it and am going back to RPM blast which is my favorite string.
     
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  10. junk

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    having a second run with tornado and really like it. i think a reel of tornado soon will appear next to a reel of hyperion in my house
     
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  11. jgtthd

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    You can buy my reel. Having played with. It for a few weeks I hate it now and have gone back to rpm blast
     
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  12. JT_2eighty

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    3-29-11:

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    So, after starting two identical threads, raving about the "EXCELLENT tension stability"... etc.

    Back to RPM? April fool's? or am I missing something here??:confused:
     
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  13. jgtthd

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    The two threads aren't the same but anyways.....I was impressed by tornado at the beginning for sure but after two weeks of playing everyday with it I realised that it's a very average cheap string and yes I have gone back to rpm blast, a good string!
     
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  14. JT_2eighty

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    Cool. Maybe you just had an off day? How many hours do you get from RPM? Worth the cost? Have you tried BHBR? Seems to be all the textured rage lately...
     
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  15. jgtthd

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    It's just that textured strings are a fad/gimmick. Stick with companies who know how to make strings and have made them for years. Do any pros use textured/shaped and twisted strings?
    No wasn't a bad day had it strung into three rackets and trained 4 hours a day for 10 days with it. Loved it at first and fell out of love fast.
    I PERSONALLY love rpm blast and didn't mind the price as I get what I want from it. Fair enough maybe you will like another string but I love rpm blast and have always used babolat strings.
     
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  16. jgtthd

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    Sorry mate what is BHBR?
     
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  17. CDestroyer

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    The problem with some textured \ twisted polys is that some of the strings edges become dull after different amounts of time. I play with Uniques Big Hitter Blue Rough and the texture lasts long enough to where I cut them out due to a tension loss of 7 pounds which is about 10 hours of match play.I strung some SP Tornado for a friend and he said the edges were dull after 30 minutes.
     
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  18. jgtthd

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    I think textured/twisted strings are a gimmick.
     
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  19. JT_2eighty

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    Tourna Big hitter Blue Rough.

    #1 spin rated by Racquet Sports Industry's USRSA playtests.

    Personally, I agree that textured strings are a fad, but isn't RPM textured?
     
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  20. jgtthd

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    I still say 99% of spin is technique. Never heard of that string. Rpm is a 6 sides string but not one of these new funky twisted textured strings.
    I have play tested over 50 strings and personally I think rpm blast is the best string available. For me and how I play that is. We are all different. :)
     
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  21. JT_2eighty

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    Again, agree on the spin/technique thing, and I'm not advocating BHBR, just wondered if you had tried it. If you haven't heard of it, I guess you don't really browse this forum because there are so many threads on this page about it. Again, no worries, I don't use it either, and yes, we're all different with different tastes.

    But, if spin is 99% technique, then why would you say Tornado had "impressive spin":confused:

    Anyway, it's all good... just confused as to some statements. No worries mate :D
     
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  22. jgtthd

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    What is BHBR?
     
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  23. J_aces

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    Big Hitter Blue Rough
     
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