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#1 mmbilly16

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 17:56

Have they announced anywhere when they're going to release a new TWSBI Diamond 580al and what color it's going to be this time? I'm about to buy a new pen and am wondering whether it's worth waiting for a while or spending the money on a different pen (in case I don't like the new al color).

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#2 Driften

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 18:47

I somewhat expected another one by now, but maybe the production of the precision took it's place. There has been nothing about a new color on the facebook group which seems to see some of these things first.



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 03:07

Maybe you can buy one now and buy another when the new one comes out.  :D



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 19:42

It's Nickel Grey. Doesn't inspire me, sort of wishing I'd got a Turquoise.

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 20:37

You're right, bbs.  Not particularly interesting a color (I have one of the pink ones, and like the color much better, and if the price was right I'd consider some of the discontinued colors like the purple).

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#6 Driften

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Posted 28 June 2018 - 21:33

Just changing chrome for ruthenium and more of a gray aluminum is not much of a special color. 



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Posted 28 June 2018 - 22:17

I was truly hoping they'd come up with 580AL in a nice dark blue color. Now I'm a bit disappointed with this Nickel Grey and still not sure if I get one.



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Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:15

From what I've seen online, the TWSBI 580 AL R is supposed to be part of the regular line up, not just a special edition.

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 16:38

From what I've seen online, the TWSBI 580 AL R is supposed to be part of the regular line up, not just a special edition.

 

That is correct; I asked them on Instagram and they replied it's a regular line now...

 

I'd imagine they will now release yearly LEs in the 580ALR like they do for the AL...(with the AL, the LEs have matte finished sections anyway)



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Posted 01 July 2018 - 14:09

I would prefer blue-- always!-- but as one who lightly sanded the silver section of an AL Mini to create more grip (matte vs. the default slick), I welcome what looks to be a tactile improvement-- if at the expense of Shine:

 

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#11 1nkulus

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 17:58

I was truly hoping they'd come up with 580AL in a nice dark blue color. Now I'm a bit disappointed with this Nickel Grey and still not sure if I get one.

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IMO, the 580AL is the best in the stable and some quirky LE's would be a treat.


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 02:04

Definitely not an exciting addition. I completely missed out on the two Orange editions, being a latecomer to the FP party. Been waiting for a fresh color. Guess the wait continues..

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 18:24

I have the 580AL LEs in Turquoise, Lava, Pink and Rose Red. This being a normal run is not putting me in any sort of hurry.



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 01:19

I like it. Bought the 580 AL R, filled it with Sailor Seiboku. Now I have a friend for life.



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Posted 29 July 2018 - 02:09

The new grip is a noticeable improvement compared to past models. I doubt I'll use my orange version now.



#16 1nkulus

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Posted 29 July 2018 - 10:20

The new grip is a noticeable improvement compared to past models. I doubt I'll use my orange version now.

 

I had that feeling, thank you for confirming.  :thumbup:  Might be worth a punt now...


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