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#41 sztainbok

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 13:34

I have read the reviews and comments and it seems to me that the writing performance of the Parker Ingenuity does not differ from the throw-away Pilot Precise rolling ball. Is there really an innovation?[attachment=124959:IMGP0039.JPG]

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:09

I think people should try an Ingenuity before writing it off (excuse the pun). After the nib has worn a little (after a few days use) it feels extremely smooth and nothing like the scratchy Pilot V5/7.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 20:22

I think people should try an Ingenuity before writing it off (excuse the pun). After the nib has worn a little (after a few days use) it feels extremely smooth and nothing like the scratchy Pilot V5/7.

In my experience it was immediately smooth as soon as I put the refill in the pen. There is no "wear in" period.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 21:47

I think people should try an Ingenuity before writing it off (excuse the pun). After the nib has worn a little (after a few days use) it feels extremely smooth and nothing like the scratchy Pilot V5/7.

In my experience it was immediately smooth as soon as I put the refill in the pen. There is no "wear in" period.

That is strange because mine definitely felt better after a few days! I wasn't impressed to start with but now I love it.

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Posted 19 January 2012 - 22:22

I think people should try an Ingenuity before writing it off (excuse the pun). After the nib has worn a little (after a few days use) it feels extremely smooth and nothing like the scratchy Pilot V5/7.

In my experience it was immediately smooth as soon as I put the refill in the pen. There is no "wear in" period.

That is strange because mine definitely felt better after a few days! I wasn't impressed to start with but now I love it.

That seems to suggest there is variability in the quality of the refill. This is one reason I do not tend to like pens that require you to throw away the writing tip when you refill the ink.

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 06:12

If I really wanted a pen like that, I'd just get a Sakura Pigma Micron marker, cause that's all it really is. And it doesn't pretend to be something it's not.
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Posted 20 January 2012 - 11:59

I think people should try an Ingenuity before writing it off (excuse the pun). After the nib has worn a little (after a few days use) it feels extremely smooth and nothing like the scratchy Pilot V5/7.

In my experience it was immediately smooth as soon as I put the refill in the pen. There is no "wear in" period.

That is strange because mine definitely felt better after a few days! I wasn't impressed to start with but now I love it.

That seems to suggest there is variability in the quality of the refill. This is one reason I do not tend to like pens that require you to throw away the writing tip when you refill the ink.

I admit that I have not used the ingenuity however I do find the Pilot V5/7 smooth and capable of rendering some variation in line thickness. Before I buy an Ingenuity, I would need more arguments. It seems that nib wear (if you can call it a nib) would be the only advantage, however you have to customize your nib every time you get a new refill.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 15:35

The ingenuity is actually a fineliner designed to look like a FP, hence the fact that there is no cartridge/converter and no feed.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 16:39

The Ingenuity, and the other pens that take the 5th generation refill, are comfortable writing instruments. They write smoothly, they are just wet enough, they don't skip, and the tip quickly wears to fit your writing.

It is not a fountain pen, not a ball-point, and much smoother than most fiber-tipped pens. I would recommend it to anyone who wants something close to the feel of a fountain pen without the quirks we know and accept or love.
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