The NEW click-action Snappers are the latest Tornado designs to hit the shelves and notebooks. The traditional twist-top Tornado will continue to be a large part of the Tornado line, but we wanted to develop a click-top for our customers that love the Tornado plus love the convenience of the click-top, in fact there are several here in the office.
The Snappers come loaded with an Easy-Flow ballpoint that is smooth like a rollerball but with the long life of a ballpoint. The Tornado’s traditional rollerball refill (REF5P) cannot be used in the Snapper models.
Here is a comparison of the line weight and consistency between the standard Tornado rollerball refill and the Easy Flow ballpoint.
The Safety Yellow and Banker Blue have a high gloss, opaque lacquer on the barrel. These colors and names you might recall from a past Retro 51 series, the Classic 200.
The Confetti and Chrome have a highly polished chrome plating over its metal barrel. The Confetti is then finished with a colorful triangular pattern print for the writers looking for that extra whimsy!
All of the Snappers come with shiny chrome accents and the Retro 51 bullet logo on top.
The Snapper and standard twist-top Tornado both use the same barrel, nose cone and clip, but the Snapper does have a unique top that makes it 1/8 inch taller then the standard Tornado. It is also 1 ounce in weight as compared to 1.1 ounce of the Tornado rollerball.
What are your thoughts about the Snapper? Let us know your thoughts!