I really wanted to like...
, March 12, 2012
I really wanted to like this pen -I really did- but ultimately the pen's
inconsistent writing turned me away. Don't get me wrong I have read all of the
reviews for this pen and thought I was getting an absolute steal. My issue is
with this particular model of the jestream line. When I first used the pen out
of the box, it was pure bliss. But once the ink went down to about 2/3 of its
total fill, the problems started.
Whenever I write with this pen, the ink flow is horrible. On every horizontal
stroke, the ink just refuses to flow unless I scratch my paper with enough
strength to shame a lion, and a mess to compare. more recently, the ink has
refused to flow even decently in ANY direction. The feeling of writin is lumpy
and uncomfortable. It really is a struggle to write with this pen.
Just to note I have dropped this pen a few times, from a desk's height, but I
refuse to accept that that distance was enough to cause a malfunction in the
flow of the pen.
To make sure that this wasn't a fluke or a dud of a batch I purchased a few more
of the same 0.5 mm black jetstreams. Sure enough, even these pens exhibited the
same behavior 1/3 of the way down.