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I think the squishy part...
October 2, 2010
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I think the squishy part will only rip if you're playing around or biting it or doing something weird. I think that as long as you keep it safe in a pencil case and don't try to eat it, it will be fine.

I love this design, by the way.
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I've got to say- this...
May 5, 2011
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I've got to say- this pencil is the favorite of my six (yes, six) alpha gels. It looks a lot better in real life than it does on a computer screen, and the grip is squishy but not overly squishy. This pencil is probably not only my favorite alpha gel, but my favorite writing utensil in general. Just get it!
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This grip is godly...
July 15, 2016
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This grip is godly
J Max Puga
My most favorite mechanical...
May 16, 2016
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My most favorite mechanical pencil ever! The gel is squishy and stress relieving- the BEST! You'll be glad you bought it.
Love this pencil with...
February 20, 2016
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Love this pencil with the squishy place you hold to write. The eraser is very small and gets used up quickly.
The Uni Alpha Gel series...
November 12, 2014
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The Uni Alpha Gel series are probably one of my top 5 pencils! I like the fact that you can just simply shake the pencil to advance more lead. Overall design is fantastic, however I don't usually like the clips of mechanical pencils since they get in the way for me. ( I have super large hands for a woman haha. ) Other than that, this pencil is a must have!
This is by far the best...
March 23, 2013
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This is by far the best pencil i have ever had the pleasure of using.

-Super Soft and squishy grip
-Amazing Colour
-Lock feature is incredibly useful
-it looks better in real life than on the Jetpens site, on which it already looks amazing.

-when using the lock feature the cap may not stay stationary, a small quirk that does not matter much.

in total, one of the best purchases i have ever made, keep it out of the hands of people with "Sticky fingers" and you will be the happiest writers of all time.
the pencil itself is...
May 16, 2012
the pencil itself is very nice, but the shaker get jammed very easily. also the brand name on the pink barrell fades ver easily. a every good price, though.
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firm grip, but nice color...
December 30, 2009
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firm grip, but nice color :)
very reflective barrel
Uni-ball Alpha Gel Shaka...
October 15, 2009
Uni-ball Alpha Gel Shaka Shaker Pencil - 0.5 mm

- Perfect balance in weight.
- Gel provides comfort in people who tend to write fast or extensively.
- Revised clip, better than the HD series one.
- Shaker is okay.

- Grip rips very easily, good care is recommended to avoid this.
- The shaking mechanism sometimes jams.
- No lower grip for writers who grip the pencil low.

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