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I own many different...
, February 21, 2012
I own many different 600, 800 and also Rapid Pro. I really can’t understand
how somebody can say that the 800 is superior to the Rapid Pro. The 800 has a
nice grip, nice quality, heavy stuff. But the tip of the 0.5 of the 800 compared
to the tip of the Rapid Pro is “butter”. The 800 has this great “pocked
safe” feature. But it is only great to save your pockets. When you can draw
and/or write simultaneously with the 800 and the Rapid Pro you can really tell
the difference. The Rapid Pro in my opinion is the best Rotring pencils
available at the moment. Very stable, very comfortable, really a pleasure to
use. Far superior from the 0.5 800. I am giving 4 stars because of the price.
Please notice that the RapidPro price is 24.9 euro in Europe (less than 33
dollars). If you purchase them in stock you can get for sure a better price. I
think that a selling price of 40 dollars should be fine.
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I have to disagree with...
, September 18, 2011
I have to disagree with some of the reviews written here. This mechanical
pencil, in my limited opinion, is WAY superior than the Rotring 600. I had the
two of them, and I fell this one superior in almost every aspect. At least for
my tastes this is a better pencil. Is longer, wider, and lighter than the
rotting 600, AND it's pocket safe. I written a full head to head comparison in
my site, feel free to check at nnil.es
The only negative point is the price, other than that, I can't recommend enough
this puppy. But black of course!.
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I just wanted to make...
, May 24, 2011
I just wanted to make the comment that on CultPens.com this pencil is not
half-price. It is less than 28 pounds, which at the current exchange rate of
1.62 USD to 1 GBP makes the pencil about $45. Standard shipping to the US is 10
pounds, so the total price would be about $60. While it can be found for
slightly less (I think pixie mall sells it for $49), rating an item low just
based on the price is not standard practice. Feel free to include comments about
price vs. quality, but please don't make that your only comment. It is not
helpful. Review the actual product.
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I was amazed with this...
, December 7, 2013
I was amazed with this pencil when I saw it. I ordered the pencil from JetPens
and was so looking forward to using it based on the Rotring name alone. Shocked
and disappointed with this pencil is more like it.
I had the pencil for just over a week when one day leaving work, I was on the
phone and walking out of the foyer of my office with a handful of my tablet, my
portable hard drive and a roll of drawings, along with my Rotring. I said to
myself, "Why don't I put the pen in my shirt pocket so that's one less thing to
carry." I squeeze my phone between my shoulder and ear, grab the pencil with my
now free hand, attempt to put it in my shirt pocket and miss. Much to my
surprise the pencil hits the tile floor and breaks completely in two! The red
joint between the two halves is just plastic and it snapped right in half. That
is unacceptable for a pencil of this caliber and price. If you buy this aluminum
pencil...prepare to baby it.
| Fabulous pencil, one...
, May 4, 2014
Fabulous pencil, one of my favorites. I've been accumulating technical pencils
for several years, and this one shot right to the top. It oozes quality, and the
silver finish is simply gorgeous. Solid, good heft, retractable point, reliable
mechanism, the Rapid Pro has it all. Better than the 600, far better than the
awful 800. But if this pencil isn't for you, go have a look at the Platinum Pro
Use I and II, my other favorites.