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Best pen for writing lengthy mains papers

edited September 2014 in Miscellaneous
Guys, as mains papers are really lengthy, choosing a pen wisely to write these becomes important. Which pen would you suggest ?
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  • Pinpoint, cello topball,. Etc
    Thicker the barrel, lesser the pain and greater the speed.
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    CSM-2015
  • How about cello butterflow?
  • 2 rupees wala use and throw........
  • 2 rupees wala use and throw........

    Hope you would be doing this in your papers.

  • Standard white pilot pen.
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  • @singhvinay
    Uniball eye -micro (best in all respects)
    butterflow is also fine but then your attachment with pen also matters (I love uniball) :D
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  • any fountain pen users here???

    i use Parker BTW ...
    since 2002...
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  • edited September 2014
    any fountain pen users here???

    i use Parker BTW ...
    since 2002...

    I am planning to use fountain pen preferably one with thick barrel.Do you finish one paper using parker beta or whichever you use without refilling it in between?

  • gel pen.
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  • Link pen...5 rs..min cost..max output...pen doesnot matter...will matters

  • I am planning to use fountain pen preferably one with thick barrel.Do you finish one paper using parker beta or whichever you use without refilling it in between?
    This is a 2-part problem with a 2-part solution...
    One - cartridge...
    you might already be familiar with the extra long cartridges of Parker
    In my Opinion its more than enough to last for one paper be it GS/Opt/Ess...
    Two - Backups...
    Any one using fountain pens know how fragile they are...
    so its always a good idea to simultaneously mod&train in 2 or more pens of the same kind.
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  • Wingsung or Hero fountain pen since school days.
  • Isnt fountain pen slightly slow? Considering how much we are expected to write
  • cello butterflow
    I used it last time and found quite useful to write quickly.
  • I agree with Adak :)
  • Apna desi 045 reynolds...bharosa sadiyon ka :P
  • Apna desi 045 reynolds...bharosa sadiyon ka :P

    Reynolds is a French company then how is Reynolds 045 desi?

  • edited September 2014
    Apna desi 045 reynolds...bharosa sadiyon ka :P

    Reynolds is a French company then how is Reynolds 045 desi?

    I think he meant it metaphorically as its used by the aam aadmi .

    Keep Your Friends Close , But enemies closer..

  • Mor pankh se likhna bhai...tulsidas ki tarah.. :D
  • @Loserno_1

    Aur ek baat...mor pankh se likhne me dhyan rakhna varna hindi picture ki tarah jaldbazi mein ink ka pura bottle paper pe gir jayega.
  • Has anyone tried a fountain pen for mains exam? If yes which one? How was the experience?
  • edited September 2014
    Isnt fountain pen slightly slow? Considering how much we are expected to write
    No its not...
    In ascending order of pure speed
    Calligraphy>Cursive-Ink>Hybrid-Ink(Block+Cursive)>Liquid Gel>Roller ball>Ball point...
    When writing a few sentences other pens might appear to be faster...
    But as fountain pens are very comfortable to hold and require very little pressure to get clear strokes...
    It enables us to maintain the same speed and style even after 30 pages...
    Its just like sprint(gel pens) and marathon(fountain pens)...
    To realize how much difference in pressure and strain on our hands,
    Just try migrating to ink pen after few years of only ball point or gel...
    No matter how soft you are you will crack a few nibs before you settle at the right level of gentleness with which you need to hold.

    In 1927, Niels Bohr said "Anyone who is not shocked by quantum theory does not understand it."
    Paraphrasing him I say, anyone who does not love fountain pens does not know how to use it...
    TAX ASSISTANT IN CUSTOMS (CGLE 2014)
  • Using Luxor Hi-Tecponit V5, Little bit costly but quite appreciable in speed and smoothness.
  • Linc ocean Gel waterproof (Rs.6/pen). Hand writing looks nice and neat. u can even get different colors.
  • edited September 2014

    Apna desi 045 reynolds...bharosa sadiyon ka :P
    Reynolds is a French company then how is Reynolds 045 desi?
    Its could be due to the grossly misleading ad starring few famous people including Sachin...
    Fun fact
    Reynolds, Parker and Waterman are all brands of the same company...
    also isn't reynolds american?
    TAX ASSISTANT IN CUSTOMS (CGLE 2014)
  • edited September 2014
    Cello My Gel Refill
    in
    Reynolds Racer Gel II Pen
    :D
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    Mmm Mm Mm... Laa Laa Laa Laaaa...

  • Apna desi 045 reynolds...bharosa sadiyon ka :P
    Reynolds is a French company then how is Reynolds 045 desi?
    Its could be due to the grossly misleading ad starring few famous people including Sachin...
    Fun fact
    Reynolds, Parker and Waterman are all brands of the same company...
    also isn't reynolds american?
    Aaj to desi ghee ke parathe kha kar feel aa gayi..."forum ias"- no u r wrong; parathe made frm wheat which was domesticated in anatolia so cannot be desi futher milch was domesticated in africa so considering ghee as desi will be grossly misleading [-X
    Desi is just a metaphoric refrence 4 something common in our culture. @naujawan aap hamari bhavnao ko samjte hai :P

  • Apna desi 045 reynolds...bharosa

    sadiyon ka :P
    Reynolds is a French company then how is Reynolds 045 desi?
    Its could be due to the grossly misleading ad starring few famous people including Sachin...
    Fun fact
    Reynolds, Parker and Waterman are all brands of the same company...
    also isn't reynolds american?

    Yes Reynolds is American since 1999. Before it was a French brand and very popular in Europe.


  • I think if the nip/tip of the pen is too smooth like in standard ball point pens, its difficult to sustain a good handwriting. Infact, i need a slight degree of roughness or friction to write fast..Pilot pens work best for me.
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