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2 hours ago, Detman101 said:

I had one of the FPR - #5 Ultraflex Nibs on my "Delike - Element" but removed it because the feed could not keep up with the flex. I went back to the stock nib and then upgraded to a homemade 0.9 Stub...which oddly is super juicy. I never could figure out why the flex nib just wouldn't work with the plastic feed and gave up trying.

I'm not entirely surprised. I have an FPR pen with an ultraflex nib - it works well but it has an ebonite feed and is so wet that it has "section creep" esp. with wetter ink. The ultraflex nibs really want to lay down massive amounts of ink, I think. I wonder if one of their "plain" flex nibs might be able to better cope.

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46 minutes ago, Aelfattrum said:

I'm not entirely surprised. I have an FPR pen with an ultraflex nib - it works well but it has an ebonite feed and is so wet that it has "section creep" esp. with wetter ink. The ultraflex nibs really want to lay down massive amounts of ink, I think. I wonder if one of their "plain" flex nibs might be able to better cope.

I've found that with the FPR Ultra-flex nibs...the "Color" that you choose has a large bearing on the "Wetness" of the nib.
For their "Silver" steel Ultra-flex nibs....prepare for a gusher! Whether the pen has a plastic or ebonite feed...these nibs have always flowed too heavy for me.
Their "Gold/two-tone" Ultra-Flex nibs are fairly normal to a little dry in their "Ink-Conductivity".
I tend to roll with their "Gold/Two-tone" flex nibs because I'd rather have it a bit drier than overly wet...but mainly because I've figured out how to make ink wetter...but not drier.
I can compensate for a pen with a dry-nib...I cannot fix a pen with an overly-wet nib.
 

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@Detman101Ah, that's interesting! I assumed the "Silver" vs "Gold Two-Tone" was purely an aesthetic difference. (Also, I don't think I got a choice on the pen I bought from them.) Maybe I should try out the "Two-Tone" nib - as it stands I don't think my FPR pen can be anything other than a desk pen.

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Just now, Aelfattrum said:

@Detman101Ah, that's interesting! I assumed the "Silver" vs "Gold Two-Tone" was purely an aesthetic difference. (Also, I don't think I got a choice on the pen I bought from them.) Maybe I should try out the "Two-Tone" nib - as it stands I don't think my FPR pen can be anything other than a desk pen.

Ahhh yes. If the pen you purchased did not come with the choice of which color "Ultra-Flex" nib you received...then that could be a problem based on what you expected.
To this day...I have not found a way to restrict the high ink-flow on the silver ultra-flex FPR nib. And it IS the nib, because when replacing the silver UF nib with any other flex nib...the ink flow is normal. I can put that silver UF nib on any pen and it turns into a gusher. I once considered that nib an anomalous item that was a rare find...until I bought a second and third silver UF FPR nib and they did the same thing. Now I know...it's just the silver UF FPR nibs.

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