No undue pressure on downstrokes. The shape of the nib does the job on its own.
As a side issue, I was interested to see that you're using the post number (#2) for identification. It's not used much, and yet it's such a useful way of locating items - especially as threads grow in size.
If you click on the number on the upper right hand corner of each post, you'll get a hyperlink to that specific number. For example, "#2" is
You can then embed that into the "#2" in the post by making a hyperlink.
[url="http://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/index.php/topic/264400-penmanship-videos/?p=2954146"]#2[/url]which will output as #2 in your post. Very handy for lazy people who can just click on the #2 to go directly to the post link
I'm so glad you're back, Ken. I've missed your insightful comments.