Very good smooth hybrid pen; a little less smooth than the Zebra Flight, which
is 1.2mm vs. 1.0, but this one lasts longer in my experience. (Flight refills
not available separately, but I've modded them to fit such pens as the Zebra RT
Stylus (the one that comes in many colors).
Smooth writing, flowy writing with a broad point. Much smoother writing
experience than the Parker Quinkflow for same pens. I use it with Parker and
other compatible pens, and it's a nicer write, in my experience, vs. the Schmidt
easy flows I've tried.
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.
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.
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!