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Any Love for Pilot G2?

Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by this_is_nascar, May 28, 2019.

  1. this_is_nascar

    this_is_nascar Loaded Pockets

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    Anyone EDC a variation of this pen? I have the .5, .7 and most recently the 1.0, all in black.

    I've carried a blue G2 Mini/Pixie for years.


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    #1 this_is_nascar, May 28, 2019
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  2. Tesla

    Tesla Loaded Pockets

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    No. It's a decent enough refill and the G2 mini was a good concept with a bad execution in pen design and construction. If there had been a nice, well constructed pen that handled the G-2 mini refill while the pens were still in distribution in the U.S., I would have been interested, but that ship has long since sailed. I have a few of the G-2 minis around the house, but don't EDC one. The rubberized grip and cheap plastic don't appeal to me, personally, for an EDC pen. Since I got a Machine Era compact & put an EasyFlow D-1 refill in it, I haven't looked back.
     
  3. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    For å cheap Pilot pen I prefer the fine BPS-GP

    from my S-A-M-S-U-N-G S9+ via T-A-P-A-T-A-L-K
     
  4. Tesla

    Tesla Loaded Pockets

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    I can't live with ballpoint, personally, but everyone has to find their own way.
     
  5. Reidar Chr. L. Guttormsen

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    Well I edc the OHTO Liberty Aqueous Ballpoint Pen Silver CB-10NGL-SV from japan (with a ceramic ball c-305), interspersed with periods where i use a Lamy safari fine point matt Charcoal. I think gel inks are overrated myself, (Smudgy and dries out) but they seem to make lovely vibrant colours and metallics
     
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    My take is the opposite. Most ballpoints need way too much pressure to write and they don't write a dark, saturated line...both deal breakers for me. I prefer the Schmidt capless or regular rollerball refills for most office and home writing, but for mobile use outside the office and home, the Schmidt Easy Flow refills have been a very good compromise. They write almost as good a line as the rollerballs, but it's more permanent and weatherproof..unlike the ballpoints they also write a darker line. I don't think ballpoints are going away because I don't personally like them, though..;)