What #2 Pencil Should I use?

What is your favorite #2 pencil?

Ticonderoga (original)
111
32%
Black Ticonderoga
131
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: 347

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Gotti » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:00 pm

WHY. WON'T. THIS. THREAD. DIE.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Gotti wrote:WHY. WON'T. THIS. THREAD. DIE.


We are currently attempting to suss out important aspects of pencils and pencil paraphernalia to serve future TLSers when preparing for the LSAT. I'm sorry that this thread has been a nuisance in your 'View Your Posts', but this altruistic and vital work must be done.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Gotti » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:42 pm

deputydog wrote:
Gotti wrote:WHY. WON'T. THIS. THREAD. DIE.


We are currently attempting to suss out important aspects of pencils and pencil paraphernalia to serve future TLSers when preparing for the LSAT. I'm sorry that this thread has been a nuisance in your 'View Your Posts', but this altruistic and vital work must be done.

Oh. In that case, my bad.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby JenDarby » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:44 pm

Gotti wrote:
deputydog wrote:
Gotti wrote:WHY. WON'T. THIS. THREAD. DIE.


We are currently attempting to suss out important aspects of pencils and pencil paraphernalia to serve future TLSers when preparing for the LSAT. I'm sorry that this thread has been a nuisance in your 'View Your Posts', but this altruistic and vital work must be done.

Oh. In that case, my bad.

me: his picture made me want a hot dog
Gotti: LOL
me: (or corn dog)
Gotti: fuck. now i want one

This thread continues to disappoint.

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Dr. Dre
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:44 pm

we don't die, we multiply

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:46 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:Prep companies like Blueprint want the best for their students. It's only reasonable that they would want to make a recommendation on the proper pencil(s).



This is why blueprint is well respected.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 052220151 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:49 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:Prep companies like Blueprint want the best for their students. It's only reasonable that they would want to make a recommendation on the proper pencil(s).



This is why blueprint is well respected.


Blueprint really appears to be edging out Manhattan in terms of quality prep material. I wish manhattan bros would get ITT to plead their case.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:51 pm

deputydog wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:Prep companies like Blueprint want the best for their students. It's only reasonable that they would want to make a recommendation on the proper pencil(s).



This is why blueprint is well respected.


Blueprint really appears to be edging out Manhattan in terms of quality prep material. I wish manhattan bros would get ITT to plead their case.



have you contacted them ?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:54 pm

My pencil pack arrived! The cheapest shipping got my order to me in less than a week. Can't wait to try then out; some beauties in here!

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:21 pm

Holy shit this thread has taken off. I never even ordered the brass bullet. The 5 dollar one was sold out and I'm too cheap for the 13 buck one. My apologies guys. Glad to see this thread is still alive.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:43 pm

Strongest impressions:

1) The Palomino Blackwing 602 is a god among pencils. I'm considering throwing caution to the wind and using it on the LSAT, despite it not being an official #2. It's that good.

2) The Palomino HB is quite nice, and may beat out my current favorite, the Mirado Black Warrior (which itself beats out the garbage that is the black Ticonderoga). This may end up being my test day pencil, since it's officially HB (which is basically equivalent to #2, as far as I understand).

Neither the Golden Bear nor the Prospector particularly wowed me. Prospector had similar problems to Ticonderogas (finicky about sharpening/tendency to lose its tip), and while the lead of the Golden Bear was nice, its eraser was enough to rule it out as a test day contender.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:56 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Strongest impressions:

1) The Palomino Blackwing 602 is a god among pencils. I'm considering throwing caution to the wind and using it on the LSAT, despite it not being an official #2. It's that good.



Omg. I have to try them now. Fuck it. I'm going to buy a pack.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:59 pm

This is my review of the Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener. The review will follow after the pictures.

Look at that beauty
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Layin' low next to the homiez
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Pencil is inside
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On top of a quarter (for size comparison)
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String is holding it
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The hole
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Next to mini-mi
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My old pencil sharpener
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Just look at that point it produced! (ticon black)
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Posting with the training gear
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The Alvin Brass Bullet pencil sharpener (henceforth ABB) is so fucking legit. The grip is amazing. The look of it is sexy.

The ABB produces a quality point. Unlike other TTTT pencil sharpeners, when you keep on sharpening the pencil, even though it is finished sharpening, the lead will NOT break off completely from the pencil. Instead the lead's tip will break a little and the blade on the ABB will sharpen it again. So you will never have to fear starting all over from no point, if you sharpen too much.

The blade on this baby is just quality. I bet when ever I sharpen my ticon black with the ABB, it feels like its getting its dick sucked (if the ticon black is a she; it will feel like its getting its clit licked).

I timed how long it takes to produce a satisfactory point. The average was 4.6 seconds. (I timed it when the point of the pencil was almost gone)

The only problem is that the ABB does not have a compartment to trap the shavings.

However, the shavings are not messy at all. Just look at the picture below.

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My solution therefore is to just wipe the shavings from my desk on game-day. But if you people have a better idea. POAST it.


OVERALL: the ABB is 10/10

worth every penny

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ragelion » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:00 pm

Why bring a sharpener? I brought a bag of two packs of fully sharpened pencils so I could violently discard them when they became dull.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby BerkeleyBear » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:01 pm

:lol: :lol: Thanks for that Dre.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:02 pm

FINALLY. Going to order one right now.

Lol, Dre. You have a macbook pro, don't you? It looks like the one I have.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:05 pm

What's that dinosaur thing?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:07 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:What's that dinosaur thing?


One of Blueprint's book.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:14 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:Strongest impressions:

1) The Palomino Blackwing 602 is a god among pencils. I'm considering throwing caution to the wind and using it on the LSAT, despite it not being an official #2. It's that good.



Good to know! Looking forward to receiving them.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:18 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
ManoftheHour wrote:What's that dinosaur thing?


One of Blueprint's book.


I would have bought one long ago if I knew it came with a dinosaur (raptor?) on the front.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby 5ubv3rt » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:42 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:But if you people have a better idea. POAST it.


This is the Tug sharpener I use. It's ergonomic and has a molded cap, so the dust doesn't just fall out. Also, it can produce two different types of points. I've never tried the ABB, so I can't say it's better ... but it works well for me.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0071MQB8U

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mlansky » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:50 pm

Dr. Dre wrote:
deputydog wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:
deputydog wrote:We should ask BP Shinners and the Manhattan guys on this board to publish the winner of the pencil poll in their next books as TLS' endorsed pencil.


+1



Just asked in BP Shinners study thread



i just saw it


one thing: they don't advise CVS pencils in their books. They said it here:

http://blueprintprep.com/lsatblog/lsat- ... uary-lsat/


wait wait wait.

...we're allowed to bring highlighters? When I first read that, I thought it was stupid... but I have to admit, it's possible that highlighting the shit I normally box when doing RC could potentially shave considerable time(I'd have to try it on a few PTs to see). Can anyone weigh in on this for me?

Also, Dre, hot review, good work man! I'm planning on doing a Bullet vs. Dual-Blade KUM review once they deliver, which should be educational.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:24 am

mlansky wrote:...we're allowed to bring highlighters? When I first read that, I thought it was stupid... but I have to admit, it's possible that highlighting the shit I normally box when doing RC could potentially shave considerable time(I'd have to try it on a few PTs to see). Can anyone weigh in on this for me?


I feel like switching constantly between highlighter and pencil wastes more time. I notate definitions with a quick "def" in the margins though, so if you don't need a pencil during the reading it might work.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mlansky » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:54 am

I think I'd probably try to learn how to highlight left-handed, then no time lost.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:02 am

highlighting in the LSAT = TTT




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