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Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by Mumbojumboo, May 3, 2012.
Just got this Hinderer. If only he made a stylus attachment.
With the big brother Ti Bolt
Left: an original silver Rotring 600 ballpoint, purchased in 1991 in Germany, loaded with a Fisher fine blue refill.
Right: a newly reissued black Rotring 600 ballpoint, purchased this week from Jetpens. It came loaded with a Rotring black 1.0mm refill which writes surprisingly smooth and actually seems a little thinner than 1.0.
All I can say is, if you don't have one of these pens yet, get one. I've been writing with the silver one almost nonstop for 27 years, and the black one is pleasantly just as high quality. These pens will last a lifetime, probably longer. So so good.
I bought a set of Rotring 600 in the 1990ies. While i liked the fountain pen and the pencil, i always found the ballpoint to be a bit ‘rattly’. That is: the mouth was too wide for the refill so it wiggled a tiny bit each time I put the pen down to paper. Less so with a Fisher refill. So mostly I used my Cross classic chrome during my collage days as it was steady as a rock
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"Tip wiggle" bothers me as well; thankfully, neither of my Rotrings have that problem with the refills I currently have.
I have a Rotring Rapid Pro and it has absolutely zero tip wiggle with an Easy Flow refill. I like it, but it is too long to carry in a lot of shirt pockets. I use a Jotter or Retro 51 Tornado for carry most of the time.
@Sachsen: when you put the Fisher refill in the Rotring 600 does it use the plastic end adapter that makes the refill 'Parker style'? Or does it not need this? I seem to have a couple of Fisher refills kicking around that lack said adapter... I could always just buy another refill that includes it of course, but just curious.
Moshe ben David
Yes, it requires the adapter.
Thanks, @Sachsen! ^^
Moshe ben David
I don't have anything that justifies a picture lol! My EDC has is and has been a Uniball Signo 207 body with a Jetstream RT bold black refill. I absolutely love the way the jetstream writes, and I love the feel of the Signo.
Will it take a Parker Gel refill?
How do the Rotring 600 and Rapid Pro compare, please?
I want to replace my SS Jotter. It is too short and I don't like how tapered the end is. It's far too thin where I want to put my fingers and it's slippery.
The Rotring 600 is a thin pen, but the knurling at the grip eliminates any problem with slipping. It's also quite long.
I've not used a Rapid Pro before, so I'm looking at specs on Jetpens. Looks like the Rapid Pro is both a little bit longer and a little bit thicker at the grip section. Weight isn't listed on the Rapid Pro specs so I'm not sure about that, but this review (https://clickypost.com/blog/2013/9/7/rotring-rapid-pro-ballpoint-pen-review) seems to imply that they feel about the same.
They are very similar as far as I can tell. As far as the Jotter goes, being shorter is a positive for me in terms of fitting well in all pockets. I tend to agree about the taper of the pen, but I don't do extensive writing with them so that part is not much of an issue for most use. For my money, the Zebra F701 would be the ideal pen if the ink didn't stink. Zebra missed the boat by not offering a gel version of the 701 like they did the 301.
I'd like to cram a jetstream refill into the F701, I love that pen body.
Does that fit?
I don't think it does. I will try to snag a new F701 one of these days and try, but I don't have one right now.
I have a F701 and a Jetstream Uni 1.0 (not together at the moment). I'll try them later and let you know, but I don't think they'll fit. The Jetstream has a funky knot down near the tip.