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Zebra Z-Mulsion LX Emulsion Ink Pen - 1.0 mm - Black - ZEBRA 34511
  This is a pretty smooth..., February 7, 2014
This is a pretty smooth pen; not quite as smooth as a good Jetstream; NOR is it as smooth as Zebra's own Z Grip Flight pens (the best write, though the bodies of the retractable ones can break with use. Curiously, the Flight's ink cartridges (and their twin, the Office Depot Advanced Ink retractable), are about 1/4" longer than the Zmulsion refill/cartridge.

The LX is much nicer looking that the EX or regular; or the Flight retractable. BUT personally (as with the revised Uni Jetstream Premier, I would prefer a little more cushion in the grips. A bit easier to refill since it's solid metal that unscrews in the middle, unlike the Jetstream Premier which unscrews at the point, and is some weird (and easily misshapen) grip/fake metal body...

All in all, above avg, nice line width and smooth delivery.
Zebra Sarasa Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 1.0 mm - Blue - ZEBRA 46620
  Pen writes well; smoother,..., May 12, 2011
Pen writes well; smoother, to me, and less flowy than other bold point gel refills yet flowier than 0.7's--what I get a gel bold for! But the mechanism would not retract w/o playing with it--point would come out and stay at max extension, unlike most RT mechanisms. And had to play with it to close. So, a mixed bag/result. I will see if refill will fit another brand housing.
Zebra Surari Emulsion Ink Pen - 1.0 mm - Blue Ink - ZEBRA BNB11-BL
  This is a really terrific..., May 12, 2011
This is a really terrific write! The barrel is nothing special, unfortunately, but not bad. But the pen writes smoother and more evenly than my current favorite, the JetStream. No skipping or bad writing even though the cartridge is still 1/3 full...yet. I am going to doctor around with it and see if it can fit my Jetstream Premier body for the cushier grip! Great pen!
Pilot Dr. Grip Full Black Dual Layer Grip Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Blue Accents - PILOT BDGFB-80F-L
  While obviously similar..., April 16, 2011
While obviously similar to the the other Center of Gravity pens, this one seems to have a softer grip, which is excellent, and more beveled at lower end of grip which is nice too. Uses either the COG or older BRF15/25 refills. I agree with previous reviewer, a switch to the Acroball refills would be terrific. But still the best of the Ctr of Gravity pens, IMHO.
Zebra nuSpiral CC Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Blue Grip - ZEBRA BA-51-CBL
  This is a GREAT grip..., March 1, 2011
This is a GREAT grip in a mediocre pen; better with 1.0 mm refill (hard to find!). And if they could make a sleeker version that is more appropriate for a work setting, that'd be really nice.
Uni Jetstream Ballpoint Pen - 0.7 mm - Alpha Gel Grip Series - Black Body - UNI SXN1000071P24
  Always love the ink (prefer..., March 1, 2011
Always love the ink (prefer the 1.0). Like this one because grip is squishy but less so than the gel premier.

Overall though I like (though am bored with, design/color wise) the Premier Jetstream (available in mainstream stores)...Maybe JetPens can get the JS Premier in other colors?

Very good pen!
Pilot FriXion Erasable Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - Blue - PILOT LFB-20F-L
  I really want to like..., March 1, 2011
I really want to like this line of pens; but can't say I do. To me, as other reviewers said, line is too scratchy and not consistent. No typical gel pen glide to it either. Ordered the upgrade from Jet Pens (retractable) and we'll see if that's better.
Uni-ball Signo Premier 207 Retractable Gel Ink Pen - 0.5 mm - Blue Body - Blue Ink - UNI UMN-207 GG BLUE
  Love the grip; nice to..., March 1, 2011
Love the grip; nice to go softer once in awhile. This color is THE winner, so much better than boring silver, as fellow reviewers have stated. I prefer the Pentel gel refills in this which fit perfectly! A-/B+ pen.
Pilot G-2 Limited Metallic Body Gel Ink Pen - 0.7 mm - Silver Body - PILOT 31535
  With this pen, Pilot..., March 1, 2011
With this pen, Pilot moves closer to a softer grip on their G2 series; that's my biggest complaint about Pilot's gel pens, which I think are superior for writing (only Pentel's 1.0 ener gel comes close, IMHO). I wrote to Pilot to congratulate them on the grip, and asked if we could (please) expect more softer grips for the G2 series...she directed me to the Center of Gravity pens, but many of us, including me prefer gel ink. This pen is a B+...
Pentel EnerGel Euro Gel Ink Pen - 1.0 mm - Blue - PENTEL BL30-C
  This is a nice write,..., March 1, 2011
This is a nice write, very similar to the older (and I guess gone) Pentel Energel silvers with same point size. Ink ran out kind of quickly was in my main pen rotation for only 3-4 weeks when it ran out. Will try the other one I bought (black) before I conclude anything though. Nice pen for those of us who like broad tips...smooth flow is excellent.
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