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What ball point do you use for long writing sessions?

I do not feel comfortable using my lovely jotters so I have found the Faber Castell 2011. The grip is absolutely convenient for the task of writing two or three hours so …I am going to by the same as a mechanical pencil too.

 

 

https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/e-office/item/grip2011bp/

 

https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-youstyle/item/fc131253/

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+1 as to refill.

 

As to the body, I discovered pens with what is called a "sierra grip." You'll find a couple of eBay; a few more on Etsy. Do not confuse with sierra-style ballpoint pens. The grip is an ergonomic one, and there are other choices.

 

Do some homework on Google about ergonomic ballpoint pens/grips. You'll learn what fits your taste and pocketbook.

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Are you referring to the ball point pen holder/body or the refill? Because a great refill can make a world of difference in the writing experience.

+ 1 for the Refill Ikow it is true..

I am talking about the body of the pen.

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+1 as to refill.

 

As to the body, I discovered pens with what is called a "sierra grip." You'll find a couple of eBay; a few more on Etsy. Do not confuse with sierra-style ballpoint pens. The grip is an ergonomic one, and there are other choices.

 

Do some homework on Google about ergonomic ballpoint pens/grips. You'll learn what fits your taste and pocketbook.

Ok.. but "sierra grip" is something special as I see. I want to know some of your choices .. Thanks for the feedback !!

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Because I deal with physical issues when I write, I mostly use this keyboard. When I do write, it depends upon the purpose: if I am just going to be signing our dinner check, I choose a kit-made pen in a style and color which appeals that evening. The other day, we went to a mortgage closing, which I knew would require lots of signing, and I brought one of my (11) sierra grip pens. I also have a number of rollerballs I use when I'm going to be writing a bit - like Viscont-sized, or Acme-sized.

 

It doesn't sound like you have the luxury to make as many choices as I can. Find refills you like, and comfortable pens you can afford - and, maybe, interchange - and learn from the process. I have been at this a lot of years, and, as technology and my budget changes, choices change, There are no absolute answers, but the learning process can and should be fun.

 

Talk on line with the Cult Pens folks; very helpful, as mentioned.

 

Good hunting!

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+ 1 for the Refill I know it is true..

I am talking about the body of the pen.

If comfort is paramount, followed by style, you can always improve an existing pen for longer writing sessions. Get yourself some heat shrink tubing, cut some to the desired length, slide over the pen, then use a hair dryer to shrink into place. It essentially gives a little cushion and grip, without adding a lot of bulk.

 

I found one maker who produces a really nicely balanced and weighted pen with a terrific grip section -- Tombow, their Dimple pen. I think they've had 3 versions (I prefer the "Dimple II"). The cushion is done in such a way where it's not fat and tacky, but provides enough cushion for excellent grip and comfort. It takes a standard thin ballpoint refill.

 

This photo shows the Dimple III (top) and Dimple II (bottom) as a mechanical pencil, but there's of course a matching ballpoint.

http://blog-imgs-27.fc2.com/l/u/c/luckymarimo/CIMG6794.jpg

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If comfort is paramount, followed by style, you can always improve an existing pen for longer writing sessions. Get yourself some heat shrink tubing, cut some to the desired length, slide over the pen, then use a hair dryer to shrink into place. It essentially gives a little cushion and grip, without adding a lot of bulk.

 

I found one maker who produces a really nicely balanced and weighted pen with a terrific grip section -- Tombow, their Dimple pen. I think they've had 3 versions (I prefer the "Dimple II"). The cushion is done in such a way where it's not fat and tacky, but provides enough cushion for excellent grip and comfort. It takes a standard thin ballpoint refill.

 

This photo shows the Dimple III (top) and Dimple II (bottom) as a mechanical pencil, but there's of course a matching ballpoint.

http://blog-imgs-27.fc2.com/l/u/c/luckymarimo/CIMG6794.jpg

I am going to buy one of this thanks.. they look cool !!

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There are so many options out there.

 

Check my test about some refills here:

 

https://www.fountainpennetwork.com/forum/topic/316088-ballpoint-refills-test/

 

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Well...I am speechless… great and thoroughly test my friend. I was looking for something like that. I am also disappointed with Parker refills and I use Faber Castell and Schneider. Thanks for your answer you have helped me a lot.

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Well...I am speechless… great and thoroughly test my friend. I was looking for something like that. I am also disappointed with Parker refills and I use Faber Castell and Schneider. Thanks for your answer you have helped me a lot.

 

Happy to Help! :thumbup:

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For comfort in the hands, I really like the Uni Jetstream with the Alpha Gel grip. The refill's amazingly smooth as well, and it looks quite interesting. For me it's one of those pens that ticks all the boxes.

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My question is, why not a fountain pen? If FP's are all that we tout them to be, writing without pressure and all, why not use one? It is FPN after all.

Another thing would be to consider are fineliners, like Sigma Microns. But you could just buy a pen grip and use most any pen you like too.

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For comfort in the hands, I really like the Uni Jetstream with the Alpha Gel grip. The refill's amazingly smooth as well, and it looks quite interesting. For me it's one of those pens that ticks all the boxes.

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My question is, why not a fountain pen? If FP's are all that we tout them to be, writing without pressure and all, why not use one? It is FPN after all.

Another thing would be to consider are fineliners, like Sigma Microns. But you could just buy a pen grip and use most any pen you like too.

I use fowntain pens but not only them.. I also like pencils and ball points...Thanks !!

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Long sessions = fountain pens. On the rare occasion I use a ballpoint or rollerball anymore it is for quick notes. For longer sessions it is a fountain pen. But it is a fountain pen probably 90% of the time. Or more.

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"None of us can have as many virtues as the fountain-pen, or half its cussedness; but we can try." - Mark Twain

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