What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
110
32%
Black Ticonderoga
130
38%
Tri-conderoga
22
6%
Blackwing 602
15
4%
Black Mirado Warrior
35
10%
Palomino's Golden Bear
2
1%
General's Semi-Hex
5
1%
Palomino HB
13
4%
Other (post ITT what it is)
13
4%
 
Total votes: 345

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:43 pm

armedwithamind wrote::lol: bros i went to the store two days before the LSAT and bought some random pencils. pencils are TTT as fuck and if you're concerned with something as trivial as your pencil type on exam day, please reevaluate your life and have a drink or six


You could have randomly selected the best pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:44 pm

deputydog wrote:
armedwithamind wrote::lol: bros i went to the store two days before the LSAT and bought some random pencils. pencils are TTT as fuck and if you're concerned with something as trivial as your pencil type on exam day, please reevaluate your life and have a drink or six


I bet you woulda got that 180 if you would have had better pencils.


+1

Even if pencil type does not matter much, knowing you have a quality pencil in lieu of a TTT pencil will boost your confidence and rid you from unwanted problems during game day (e.g., your eraser not erasing properly, your pencil's lead breaking constantly, your inability to write swiftly, etc)

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:46 pm

To borrow from the earlier samurai analogy:

A skilled samurai would kill his foes pretty easily regardless of the sword he uses. However, all things equal, wouldn't the samurai want the best sword he could possibly get his hands on?

As a LSAT taker, if you didn't prepare smartly, you'd probably do poorly on the exam regardless of what kind of pencil you use. The pencil won't turn you into a great test taker. However, as a prepared and skilled test taker, wouldn't you want the best available? You'd probably do well regardless, but wouldn't it be in your best interest to use the best pencil available to you on test day?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:47 pm

rebexness wrote:
armedwithamind wrote::lol: bros i went to the store two days before the LSAT and bought some random pencils. pencils are TTT as fuck and if you're concerned with something as trivial as your pencil type on exam day, please reevaluate your life and have a drink or six


You could have randomly selected the best pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:49 pm

Pencil type doesn't matter = TTTT thinking

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:52 pm

Poor armed, he was on 180's door step, but had to settle for a TTT 177.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:52 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:Pencil type doesn't matter = TTTT thinking


TITCR

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mindarmed » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:54 pm

deputydog wrote:Poor armed, he was on 180's door step, but had to settle for a TTT 177.


177 is an elaborate flame by LSAC brother deputydog, if my LSAT RC skills are indicative of my ability to perform in law school, i will be taking up a B- for someone

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:57 pm

armedwithamind wrote:
deputydog wrote:Poor armed, he was on 180's door step, but had to settle for a TTT 177.


177 is an elaborate flame by LSAC brother deputydog, if my LSAT RC skills are indicative of my ability to perform in law school, i will be taking up a B- for someone



Everything LSAC does is an elaborate flame. They love trolling bros.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:00 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:What bar eraser do you use? I hate those pink ones. They are hard and don't erase good.


Image

These are so boss. Those pink ones suck ass.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:03 pm

Image

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:49 pm

the fact that this thread isn't flame is hilarious.
ordered some ticonderogas and some tri-conderogas. quality hasn't been consistent since they moved production to china and mexico
just ordered some of these:
Image
they're legit motherfucking usa cedar

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:10 pm

Please provide a review when they arrive. Go 'Murrica!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:53 pm

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:the fact that this thread isn't flame is hilarious.
ordered some ticonderogas and some tri-conderogas. quality hasn't been consistent since they moved production to china and mexico
just ordered some of these:
Image
they're legit motherfucking usa cedar


Why would people flame about such a serious topic?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:20 am

deputydog wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:the fact that this thread isn't flame is hilarious.
ordered some ticonderogas and some tri-conderogas. quality hasn't been consistent since they moved production to china and mexico
just ordered some of these:
Image
they're legit motherfucking usa cedar


Why would people flame about such a serious topic?


This is so serious that I want to know the people who are making my pencils. For the ones pictured above, these fine people in Shelbyville, Tennessee will be making them.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:13 am

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
deputydog wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:the fact that this thread isn't flame is hilarious.
ordered some ticonderogas and some tri-conderogas. quality hasn't been consistent since they moved production to china and mexico
just ordered some of these:
Image
they're legit motherfucking usa cedar


Why would people flame about such a serious topic?


This is so serious that I want to know the people who are making my pencils. For the ones pictured above, these fine people in Shelbyville, Tennessee will be making them.


I was looking at the list of pencils they make, and most of them are TTT.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Malakai » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:40 am

Dr. Dre wrote:I was looking at the list of pencils they make, and most of them are TTT.

LOL this was funny. Anyway, i'll also vouch for the Ticonderoga tri-point/soft touch black pencils. Though I will say the standard shaped pencil sharpener they provide with that pack makes the damn things seem awkward as hell to sharpen, often resulting in 1-2 breaks before a decent/good sharpen (though this could also be due to the gimp nature of being a lefty)

Another thing is, it's thread topics like these that really help me distinguish between "TLS-aware LSAT prep students" and "Non-TLS aware LSAT prep students" when discussing the nuances of the LSAT with others IRL.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby justonemoregame » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:31 am

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
deputydog wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:the fact that this thread isn't flame is hilarious.
ordered some ticonderogas and some tri-conderogas. quality hasn't been consistent since they moved production to china and mexico
just ordered some of these:
Image
they're legit motherfucking usa cedar


Why would people flame about such a serious topic?


This is so serious that I want to know the people who are making my pencils. For the ones pictured above, these fine people in Shelbyville, Tennessee will be making them.



How can a pencil company afford to pay so many people? And of course the guy at the top is wearing a bow-tie.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:55 pm

Image

just ordered a box of these. hopefully they'll improve my time

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:06 pm

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:Image

just ordered a box of these. hopefully they'll improve my time


those are sexy :wink:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Pneumonia » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:27 pm

I simultaneously regret posting in this thread and wish that it was longer.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:33 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:
just ordered a box of these. hopefully they'll improve my time


those are sexy :wink:


expensive too, but if I weren't studying I'd be buying worse shit than LSAT pencils

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:29 am

Dr. Dre wrote:
A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:Image

just ordered a box of these. hopefully they'll improve my time


those are sexy :wink:


Just chatted with a live online representative at one of the online stationary sites; I was informed that Palomino Blackwing 602s are not #2.

Super disappointing, seriously wanted to try them. Think I might give the Golden Bears a shot at beating out my current favorite (Mirados).

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:34 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Just chatted with a live online representative at one of the online stationary sites; I was informed that Palomino Blackwing 602s are not #2.

Super disappointing, seriously wanted to try them. Think I might give the Golden Bears a shot at beating out my current favorite (Mirados).


No, they didn't give it a specific grade. They are HB when writing normally and can get darker with more pressure. HB is equivalent to #2. As long as a pencil makes a dark enough mark, it will work on a bubble sheet.
Here's the 602 between a 4B Blackwing and an HB Rhodia:

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:42 pm

A → B ⊨ ¬B → ¬A wrote:Image

just ordered a box of these. hopefully they'll improve my time


I sound like such a pencil novice asking this, but are these #2?




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