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#1 FPFun

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 21:55

Hello,

     My name is Rick. I have been using Fountain Pens for almost 2 years.  My use of them came from an illness I suffered in February of 2015 causing nerve damage to my body and hands that causes pain when trying to put pressure through my fingers.  Because of that pain, using a ballpoint was next to impossible, and lets face it, Fountain Pens are way cooler than rollerball!  

 

     I have heard a lot about this site from Reddit and YouTube, but have never been here to see whats up.  Not even to lurk.  I figured if I was going to check it out, I would dive right into the community.  

 

So here I am,

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#3 OCArt

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 00:49

Welcome to our little corner of the universe from a pen user in San Diego. I'm glad you are here!


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#4 PAKMAN

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:21

Hello and Welcome to FPN!! Glad to have you as a member!!


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#5 Miaxina

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 06:14

Welcome to FPN! :)

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:14

Hello,
     My name is Rick. I have been using Fountain Pens for almost 2 years.  My use of them came from an illness I suffered in February of 2015 causing nerve damage to my body and hands that causes pain when trying to put pressure through my fingers.  Because of that pain, using a ballpoint was next to impossible, and lets face it, Fountain Pens are way cooler than rollerball!  
 
     I have heard a lot about this site from Reddit and YouTube, but have never been here to see whats up.  Not even to lurk.  I figured if I was going to check it out, I would dive right into the community.  
 
So here I am,
Rick

Welcome! This is THE place to indulge in the hobby.

Edited by penman1914, 19 May 2017 - 09:15.


#7 KaB

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:21

Hi there,

 

welcome here, enjoy your stay.


fpn_kab_tsuki_yo_most_boring_212x150.gif  Current rotation: home: Lamy Al-star 1.5, GvFC Moss Green; Lamy Vista 1.1, Diamine Oxblood; Sheaffer Touchdown 0.6, Sailor Kin-Mokusei

Case: Visconti HS EF, Sailor Kin-Mokusei; Estie 2314M, R&K Alt-Goldgrün; Lamy Studio 1.1, Diamine Ochre 


#8 Henricum_Tropen

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 09:33

Hello Rick and welcome to FPN, from Cape Town, South Africa.


To sit at one's table on a sunny morning, with four clear hours of uninterruptible security, plenty of nice white paper, and a [fountain] pen - that is true happiness!

- Winston Churchill

 

 


#9 Herrjaeger

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 12:48

Welcome aboard, from Charleston, SC.
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#10 Sasha Royale

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 15:48

Welcome, Rick !  

 

Sorry to learn of your misfortune.  However, your solving of the nerve injury problem makes you highly valuable to FPN.  There are others, who may benefit from your experience.  I hope you will stay with us and be available to help.  Please forgive my "prying".  I wish to "probe" for information, that others might be helped.  

 

Do I speculate correctly that you are more comfortable with a larger diameter fountain pen ?   How about heft ?  Is a heavier pen better than a lighter pen ?   Did you try different pens ?  Which fountain pen have you been using ?   


Edited by Sasha Royale, 19 May 2017 - 15:48.

Auf freiem Grund mit freiem Volke stehn. 
Zum Augenblicke dürft ich sagen: 
Verweile doch, du bist so schön ! 


#11 Wahl

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 18:17

Hi Rick   :W2FPN:



#12 mitto

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 18:19

Greetings and welcome to FPN.
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Posted 19 May 2017 - 18:33

The pens I am using:

 

Do I speculate correctly that you are more comfortable with a larger diameter fountain pen ?   How about heft ?  Is a heavier pen better than a lighter pen ?   Did you try different pens ?  Which fountain pen have you been using ?   

I love TWSBI for capacity and have inked : 2 ECO (F & 1.1 Stub), 580 (B), Mini (M).

Lamy Safari with custom grind - Too light for my taste

2 Pilot VP (M, F)

 

To start out I was more comfortable with a large diameter pen as it was easier to control. However, larger diameter pens were also heavier for the ones I used and too much heft caused a shake in my hands that I could not control (Monteverde Regatta).  This led me to the safari as it is a light pen, but it was too light and I found I was pressing the section to hard to try and "find" the pen.  The TWSBI Mini was a gift to me from Goulet Pens after they heard about my condition and it was a perfect fit when posted.  This why I have so many of the TWSBI.  

 

I have small hands and find a posted ECO or 580 is to long for me.  I like the VP for my condition as well because every so often I get spasms from unscrewing caps on pens and with the VP it is just a click.  

 

Hope this helps.  I am always willing to talk about my condition and what helps me.  



#14 Morphling27

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 20:18

Welcome!  I'm in a desert in the state of AZ!

 

Here's my quick advice.  Don't go to the pen review forum.  Do not go to the ink review forum.

 

I just saved you a bunch of money!

 

Here are two questions I'll help you answer:

 

How much is too much ink?  There is never enough ink.

 

Should I add another pen I've been eyeing to my collection?  Of course, if you can properly budget for it.



#15 Chrissy

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 14:13

Hello Rick and welcome to FPN.  :W2FPN:​ 



#16 tbickiii

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 14:21

Hello and welcome from Baton Rouge, Louisiana...Enjoy your time here


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#17 Arkamas

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 02:57

Greetings and welcome!

 

:W2FPN:


...The history, culture and sophistication; the rich, aesthetic beauty; the indulgent, ritualistic sensations of unscrewing the cap and filling from a bottle of ink; the ambient scratch of the ink-stained nib on fine paper; A noble instrument, descendant from a line of ever-refined tools, and the luster of writing,
with a charge from over several millennia of continuing the art of recording man's life.

 


#18 DaveT

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Posted 23 May 2017 - 12:51

Rick, Hello and welcome from Indiana!


Please visit my store A&D Penworx.

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