1) The grip. It's...
1) The grip. It's ever-so-slightly firmer than a standard alpha gel. On a 1-10
scale of softness:
Standard 207= 1-2
Standard Alpha grip= 10
Dr. Grip = 3-4
207 premier= 9.5
2) The ink: 207 gel. Smooth, permanent, inexpensive. Though they have been known
to be a bit inconsistent, I have gone through five refills thus far and only one
didn't lay down as smooth of a line as the rest, but was still vastly superior
to any other pen I own.
3) The price. It's a jetstream's cost less expensive than standard ballpoint
alphas that don't write nearly as well as this. Although those can take 207
refills, why pay extra? I don't know why this grip doesn't have its own
marketing scheme, because it's really squishy and just a bit more "gelly" (it
retains its shape a bit longer after letting go, just to give an idea) than the
alpha mech pencil I have, but I suppose its privacy is to the benefit of those
who venture a bit.
1) The clicker on top wiggles a bit when the ink is extended. It's maybe half a
millimeter too narrow for the barrel. Not a big deal, but it does make a little
noise when writing quickly.
Conclusion: It's superb for people with too-tight grips, and the ink flows
smoothly, dries pretty quickly for gel, and is archival quality (pH neutral,
water resistant, acid-free, unwashable, etc...) at a low price. Even the
refills, for the quality of the ink, are almost suspiciously inexpensive ($2 for
a 2 pack). Buy it.
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