I have the blue barrel...
I have the blue barrel pencil (not the silver one) and I am VERY happy with it.
-Lower ring of grip for people who grip the pencil at the base. (it's super low
though so i don't use it)
-It's the exact same height as the shaka series
- Feels/looks more expensive than the shaka series (full metal body and metal
tip/head, whereas the shaka series is just a metal-looking/chrome plastic)
- While the grip isn't as squishy as the shaka series, it uses the same type of
material. In the non-HD series, the grip has a weird plastic coating that tends
to rip easily. (The HD has a much better grip than the regular version.)
- The eraser is bigger on this pencil than on the shaka series pencils. However,
i don't use the erasers anyways (looks better) sooo i could really care less
-The grip is not as squishy as the shaka shaker series pencil (I have the green
-The clip definitely doesn't look as good as the shaka series ones.
-Not a shaky pencil -___- (big downer)
- If there's a long lecture, i tend to choose the shaka series pencil b/c it's
easier to shake the lead out at a moment's notice in order to keep writing notes
at a fast pace. However, I choose this pencil if i'm just jotting down little
things here and there.
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