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post #76 of 460
I ordered a rotring 600 also!

Head-fi as I wake up really leads to unexpected purchases!
post #77 of 460
What do you gus buy for lead to put into your rotring 600?
post #78 of 460
I personally tend to hold a pencil (or pen) far too hard, causing hand pains and an irritating indentation on my middle finger.

This lead to my search for a truly soft, comfortable, customizable grip. I ended my search on Sensa pens and pencils. I spend about $20/piece for the pencils and pen, but they last forever.

Be warned, they are indeed quite heavy. The pens use special cartridges that use some space age ink that can write upside down, in water, or in a 0-G environment. The nice thing is they never stop writing or go dry until they're empty.

The pencils are also heavy and probably don't have the best "balance," but the grip makes it all worthwhile in my eyes. Also, the lead mechanism is a bit weird. You are supposed to twist the top about 1/4 of the way and let it return to rest and do it repeatedly as needed.

That being said, never get hand pains with them and no more indentations on my finger. I love them and haven't found anything better or the same for cheaper.
post #79 of 460
Amazon.com: Paper Mate(R) Mirado(R) Black Warrior(R) Pencils, No. 2 Medium Soft Lead, Box Of 12: Office Products

Mirado Black Warrior cedar pencils with a nice, sharpened point.

This is my travel writing utensil -- I always have a few and a sharpener and my little notebook. 2 years in Africa and one box held up well enough to get me all the way through, writing a couple of small note pages most days.

--Chris
post #80 of 460
and my rotring 600 just arrived - black and silver.

Not too shabby at all
post #81 of 460
Thread Starter 
you suck...for having both. impressions plox.
post #82 of 460
Well my gf jacked the silver one..

first of all, it's HEAVY. I could easily throw it for serious damage to someone's eye socket. It's a stationary and assassination tool in one. Aside from that, weight balance is absolutely perfect. In tennis racquet terms, very slightly head-heavy. (imagine the lead is the head of the racquet)
the grip offers zero cushioning (duh, metal) but I got used to that in a day - but after 6 hours of using (burn-in?), even with my sweaty fingers, it worked wonderfully.

almost zero fatigue after 6 hours of writing. very impressive.

I also have few other pencils I have compared to (pentel smash, pentel graphgear 2000) and rotring comes out in top due to its weight balance and feel. Other two are very close though.
post #83 of 460
The metal grip is genius
post #84 of 460
yes, it is quite brilliant.
post #85 of 460
Thread Starter 
in the words of the alpha twins, "smack that bit*h up"

the metal grip bothered me for all of 10 minutes but now i feel that any other type of grip would be useless for me. i tried going back to my bic disposable 0.7mm pencils last night and felt as if i were trying to write with a crayon. a really poor quality one at that. i can write fairly quickly with it now. if i didnt feel the need to save up for a real source, id be all over getting a black one.

any pictures red? ive only seen the ones on the website and you cant really tell what it actually looks like.

also, is the black finish prone to getting smudges on it like the silver one? i have to wipe mine everyday so it looks all nice and shiny.
post #86 of 460
I swear deep down inside I hate head-fi.... hahah I'm about to order a rotring 600 and I haven't written with a pencil probably since my last scantron test in high school so it's probably been 7 years.
post #87 of 460
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by NoValidTitle View Post
I swear deep down inside I hate head-fi....
i dont think anyone on this site likes it really. everyone spews off junk about it being a great community blah blah blah. i dont disagree with anything they say. but would i not be broke all the time had i not come on this website. absolutely.

unlike headphones, where everyone has there own preference, i really dont think there would be too many people who would dislike the rotring 600. if anyone wants to do a group buy next let me know. its silly to pay 10 dollars for shipping for a 24 dollar pencil. ill order perhaps 10 or so and then mail them out at the actual shipping costs.
post #88 of 460
I might be interested in a group buy for a black rotring 600...
post #89 of 460
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Originally Posted by crappyjones123 View Post
any pictures red? ive only seen the ones on the website and you cant really tell what it actually looks like.

also, is the black finish prone to getting smudges on it like the silver one? i have to wipe mine everyday so it looks all nice and shiny.
pics are coming up... only camera I have is the crappy camera on my nokia 8800, and my other camera is film leica. I need to use my gf's camera later on. I really need a Point and shoot, since I canceled my M8...

Black ones can be pretty smudgy at times, but better than the silver one. I don't have silver one to compare at the moment, but IMO, silver looks better.
It's exactly like the pictures actually - not very plastic-looking at all. Then again, it doesn't look metallic either

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Originally Posted by NoValidTitle View Post
I swear deep down inside I hate head-fi.... hahah I'm about to order a rotring 600 and I haven't written with a pencil probably since my last scantron test in high school so it's probably been 7 years.
you never know when you need one!!

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Originally Posted by jordanross View Post
I might be interested in a group buy for a black rotring 600...
I want couple more for spare, just in case.
post #90 of 460
Quote:
Originally Posted by crappyjones123 View Post
i dont think anyone on this site likes it really. everyone spews off junk about it being a great community blah blah blah. i dont disagree with anything they say. but would i not be broke all the time had i not come on this website. absolutely.

unlike headphones, where everyone has there own preference, i really dont think there would be too many people who would dislike the rotring 600. if anyone wants to do a group buy next let me know. its silly to pay 10 dollars for shipping for a 24 dollar pencil. ill order perhaps 10 or so and then mail them out at the actual shipping costs.
So true, I love the people hear, great guys and gals but damn do I spend money haha.

I would be down for a group buy if you jump on that I would probably get 2 at least .5mm (I wanted to try a .3 pencil but couldn't find one retail and don't want to spend $30 to find out .3 is too fine for me.

What about erasers, what do you guys do for erasers?
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