Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Pilot Dr. Grip (next patient please)
Sometimes I try to force my brain and my hand into liking a certain pen. My whole body tried to get me to like this pen based on looks alone. It failed. I bought this with the best intentions loving the way that it looks but was left with an overall "meh" feeling after writing a bit with it.
If my G-2 refills fit in here we would have something to talk about... unfortunately the good Dr. apparently has a micro ink supply. My biggest issue with this pen is that the grip spins around too much on the body and it just gaps a bit where I hold the pen. Sorry if I seem picky.
Is this a lot of parts or what? Yes it is... and I did not even touch the top clicky part with the clip assembly (Sorry to get all technical on you but my engineers are on vacation this week.)
If you have trained your brain to appreciate solid ink flow and consistent lines, anything else feels sub-par. I have said it before, but it would be hard to drive a 1986 Buick Lasaber when you have a 1970 Triumph TR6 sitting in the garage. (Dual carbs and British racing green please, something like this would do)
It does like the camera doesn't it? It's a pretty pen but unfortunately, it gets little use on this desk. There are plenty of Pilot pens that I love and that I rave about but this one missed the mark for me. So---what's your "meh" pen?
Have a great day everyone.