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I've had my Rapid Pro...
, February 27, 2012
I've had my Rapid Pro for about a month now and am, overall, quite pleased. I
was not overwhelmed by the ink the pen came with. I replaced it with a Parker
Gel refill and am much happier with the writing. The pen is a joy to write with.
Great weight. Lovely texture. Looks sharp. I have a few minor complaints. The
first is that the clicky on the top of the pen feels a bit loose. No real
problems with it yet, but it doesn't give the most confidence for long-term
durability. The second is that the Rapid Pro is just not as nice feeling a
writing implement as the Rotring 600 pencil. I miss the crisp lines and narrow
styling of 600. The Rapid Pro is just slightly larger in diameter and the
hexagonal shape is slightly rounded at the edge. Otherwise, I anticipate this
being a pen that I will use for years to come.
| I love this pen! This...
, April 23, 2014
I love this pen! This is my new everyday pen that I will obsess over, and it is
replacing my Fisher AG7, which replaced a slew of Parker Jotters. I've always
liked the style of drafting pencils, and that probably dates back to finding
them at my grandparents' house, and this is about the best pen in production to
fit that style.
I had never actually seen a rOtring before a month ago, but I ordered a Tikky
pen and and a Tikky II mechanical pencil to test out the brand, and it
immediately became clear why people liked these. I chose to give my beautiful
yellow Tikky away to one of my gawking coworkers, as it was a bit larger than my
small hands could appreciate, and I bought this in hopes that it would fit my
hands a bit better, and thankfully it does. Its knurled grip barrel is no wider
than the body, although the hexagonal shape makes it seem as though it would be
in some of the pictures.
I immediately understood why people obsess over the rOtring 600, and getting one
of those is now on my long-term grandiose things-to-buy-if-I'm-ever-not-poor
list. The weight of this pen is perfect. It is hefty, but not cumbersome, and
the bulk of the weight is centered in the grip and above the tip, so it feels
very solid and balanced when writing. (One of my few complaints about the AG7
was how top-heavy the pen is.) The feel of the black coating is nice, but if I
forget to click the tip out, it will mark up paper.
I use this pen at work, so it is with me and use about 60 hours a week at
minimum. The pen itself was made in Japan and comes in a nice little cardboard
(100% recycleable!) box. The included ink cartridge listed France as its place
of manufacture, so I suspect it is just a rOtring rebranded typical Parker ink
cartridge, which isn't really good or bad. I replaced it with my preferred
Fisher pressurized ink cartridge immediately. Overall, I love this pen, and I
will definitely be getting a silver one soon.
| My wife bought me this...
, December 26, 2013
My wife bought me this pen for Christmas (2013) at my request and I absolutely
love it!!!!!!! The hefty wieght of the pen feels very nice in your hand while
the ink itself (it comes with blue) is extremely smooth and brilliant in color.
I'm using it on Field Notes that have waterproof/synthetic paper and it is 100%
smudge-proof. Along with my Fisher space pen, this is now my newest EDC pen.
BOTTOM LINE - you want this pen in your writing quiver.
| I purchased this pen...
, March 22, 2012
I purchased this pen about 3 months ago, and since then it has become the pen I
go to for everyday writing. Prior to this pen, I was using the Retro 51
Hex-o-matic Black Ballpoint pen. My main complaint about this pen was that it
felt scratchy when I moved the pen across the page. This is not the case with
The ink quality is smooth and bold. The weight is perfect, and the textured
grip feels great between my fingers. My only complaint is that it takes a
moment for the ink to start flowing. Whereas, the ink immediately began to flow
from the Retro 51 Hexomatic.
The speed at which the ink begins to flow from the pen is less of an issue with
me as is the feeling of moving the pen across the page.
I confidently give this pen 5/5 stars!