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Experience With Twsbi Eco?


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#81 Shaggy

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 20:52

I can't get past the triangular grip section. I wish I'd known about that before purchase. Had to send it back.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 20:11

Unfortunately my opinion of the Eco is not as kind as most. In the US an Eco sells for about the $30 mark in Australia it retails at about the $60 mark. Since owning mine I have had nothing but trouble with it leaking ink as I write, my post "my eco journey so far" chronicles my experiences.

I have decommissioned my Eco and for weeks now have been using two Wing Sung 698's. Landed in my post office box these are a $20 pen. I have used the same inks in the 698 as I had in my Eco and have had no problems whatsoever.

In my humble opinion the Eco is a very disappointing pen. I own other Twsbi's and really enjoy using them but not the Eco.

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#83 T4TEXAS

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 21:54

I have had mine for about 2 years as a daily writer. No problems.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 19:36

I've owned 3 Ecos, still own two of them.

 

The first one I got shortly after the release, black pen with an extra fine nib. That one was very scratchy even though the tines looked ok. Also the feed couldn't keep up if I wrote for more than 10 mins non stop. Had some problems with the piston too, it didn't really want to move even though I lubricated it... Eventually I ended up giving the pen away.

 

The next two I got just about a month ago. White 1.1mm and clear extra fine. Pistons working well this time, the 1.1mm nib is a bit scratchy and not all that fun to use, but the extra fine is ok if a bit dry, again.

 

I really like the screw cap (seems to seal really well) and the piston filler, plus the pens look pretty good too. I don't like the nibs/feed and ink flow seems a bit inconsistent. Good pens, I just don't enjoy using them.

 

I'm not sure what has happened, but I suddenly started liking my Eco :P. I'm mainly using the extra-fine right now, really enjoying it.

 

I just wish these pens had more consistent ink flow...








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