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The Snapper Tornado

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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.
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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.

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Here is a comparison of the line weight and consistency between the standard Tornado rollerball refill and the Easy Flow ballpoint.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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