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Poll: Win One Of 7 New, High Performance Flex Pens!

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#21 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:01

I filled out the survey as well. I believe the OP has his finger on the pulse of the fountain pen public (FPP). Everyone on this forum seems to be searching for a flex pen and they are either very cheap or very expensive or hard to find. No middle ground. Basic supply and demand. I think the OP see opportunity here. Good luck!

 

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#22 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:02

Good idea for a poll, and I agree that a new modern flex pen would be welcome in the market. Having never used one but always intrigued by them, it'd be great to have another option out there.

 

Best of luck with your endeavor.

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#23 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:02

Sent! God bless your kind soul sir, for your attempt in helping us fountain pen lovers find the perfect flex pen! Please accept my gratitude!

 

 

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#24 ShockDub

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:16

Really hope this pen comes out to the market, would really love to try it out!


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#25 Chrissy

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:29

I enjoyed doing the survey. It was a great idea. Thank you



#26 VladDracule

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:57

Ill do the survey when I get home, my work network blocks google drive



#27 stonezebra

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 15:58

This sounds like it would be fun. I took the survey and I have only one suggestion - on the 'how you use the pen questions' it would have been more accurate (and pleasurable) to be able to choose more than one answer.

 

When do we get to see pictures?!



#28 Anirban4u

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 16:20

done and fingers crossed!


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#29 Charles Rice

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 16:26

I filled it out, too.  I really would like to see photos.



#30 garin

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 16:55

Lovely idea. Great to see you are collecting opinions from poeple who will be using the pens.

 

However - a few comments on the poll...

 

There were many questions I didn't feel I gave the correct answer to. I would have like the option sometimes to pick more than one response. My usage of pens is not always the same, my thoughts about things are not always the same. There are times when I'd compromise one thing for another, there are other times when I wouldn't -  most of your questions did not give the opportunity to show this.

 

Also, along the way I'd have liked a few comment boxes so I could say more about why something was importnat - or not important. I wanted to express opinions that were not possible to express by selecting just one option out of five. Often the option I would have chosen was not there. That is always a problem with simple multiple choice polls - you sometimes need a comments box to get around it. I use polls all the time in my work, and often the comments are of far more value to me than the selected multi-choice answers. Multi choice are easy to evaluate, they give a basic overview of what people feel, but people's comments really tell and enable you to understand you what they want and why.

 

Sorry to sound negative - I don't mean to be. I hope it all comes to fruition and I look forward to seeing a finished product!


Edited by garin, 27 March 2014 - 16:56.


#31 Fazby

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 18:01

I would love to try one out.  I am in the Chicago area, so I could save you postage. (He says in hopes of influencing decisions...)



#32 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 18:14

I would love to try one out.  I am in the Chicago area, so I could save you postage. (He says in hopes of influencing decisions...)

ROFL! 

 

I knew it was just a matter of time…



#33 Ron_L

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 19:20

Compete!  Hope all these answers help you in your quest.  Sounds like a promising career ahead!  Can't wait to see what you design.



#34 hbdk

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 19:22

Done that. Interesting. Best of luck! :)


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#35 OakIris

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 20:07

I filled out the survey, also, but it was a bit too 'black and white' for me so my answers are somewhat skewed and inaccurate, thus your poll may not be very accurate, as I am sure others have run into similar issues with the questions.  Just as an example, for the "what ink for what pen question (Do you prefer that certain ink colors match the pen ....)" there should have been a "sometimes" or "depends" answer - sometimes I match ink to pen, sometimes I don't, so 'Yes' or 'No' doesn't really work for me.  But, hopefully you are getting a reasonable idea of likes and dislikes.

 

Do you have any details on the pen you are going to design?  Materials?  Colors?  Who will be making the nibs?  

 

I look forward to seeing the pen you come up with and to reading reviews of it; it will definitely be awaited with anticipation!

 

Holly



#36 mongrelnomad

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 20:27

Done. Seems like a cool idea. Excited to hear more.


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#37 PrestoTenebroso

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 21:53

I filled out the survey, also, but it was a bit too 'black and white' for me so my answers are somewhat skewed and inaccurate, thus your poll may not be very accurate, as I am sure others have run into similar issues with the questions.  Just as an example, for the "what ink for what pen question (Do you prefer that certain ink colors match the pen ....)" there should have been a "sometimes" or "depends" answer - sometimes I match ink to pen, sometimes I don't, so 'Yes' or 'No' doesn't really work for me.  But, hopefully you are getting a reasonable idea of likes and dislikes.

 

Do you have any details on the pen you are going to design?  Materials?  Colors?  Who will be making the nibs?  

 

I look forward to seeing the pen you come up with and to reading reviews of it; it will definitely be awaited with anticipation!

 

Holly

Hi Holly,

 

All good questions. I'll answer them in due time…

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#38 irrigger

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 22:07

Done.  I found that the questions about ink brands not important.  I use what is suited for my specific tasks.



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 22:10

Great idea! I just filled out the survey as well. I'd pay good money for a decent modern flex pen that is more responsive than the Pilot/Namiki Falcon while being less finicky than the Noodler's flex pens.

 

Good luck on your endeavours! 


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 22:51

Survey complete. Sounds like a very interesting project. Being left handed I find using flex pens challenging but I still enjoy them very much and look forward to seeing what you develop.





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