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Background info: own...
, January 31, 2012
Background info: own Rotring 600 0.5mm silver (purchased from JetPens), 2000
vintage Rotring 0.5mm silver retractable mech. pencil (unsure of the model #),
and Uni Kuru Toga (purchased from JetPens), engineer by trade so I take a lot of
notes and draw a lot.
Purchased the Rapid Pro 0.5mm black after a lot of research as I was considering
the Rotring 800 as I need a good retractable version of the Rotring 600. I love
my 600 (and those around me who comment about it) in every way except for the
non-retractable tip that scares me when I walk away from my office. Nothing
compares to the feel of a good writing instrument.
People complain about the Rapid Pro's lightness (lighter than my 600, but a tank
compared to most everything else), the less aggressive knurled grip (no issues
as it still is knurled and provides good grip), too much plastic (the 600 has
plastic parts internally and the only Rapid Pro plastic that you can touch
without disassembly is the red strip. the body is all metal albeit thinner than
The Rotring 800 was too expensive and heavy...plus to extract the tip required
you to twist the top. I prefer just to press down on the top in a single handed
motion to extend the tip instead of 2 hands for the 800.
My older Rotring retractable has zero knurling on the grip, so it looks cool,
but has zero grip. I wish the Rapid Pro had this type of retractable tip as the
extension and retraction are made with simply pushing down on the top where as
the Rapid Pro I have to push the tip in manually while pushing down on the top
to retract the tip.
The only thing I don't like about the Rapid Pro is the hole in the top of the
cap that shows off the eraser. Probably would have chosen the silver version if
I knew of that hole. In general I like using it more than my 600 which is now
been moved to home office duty...both awesome pencils, but the retractable tip
is the trump card for workplace duty.
| i just got this pencil...
, March 26, 2013
i just got this pencil today and it writes very good. it looks cool,it feels
great>overall i would recommend this pencil to a lot of people.the only bad
issue i have is that the cap has a big hole that shows off the eraser.all in
all,i'm very happy with my buy.way better than the rotring 800.