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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mandyjay11
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby mandyjay11 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:40 am

I ordered the Black Warriors and they have some sort of weird black coating that was just awful. Then I turned to the Black Ticons, and now life couldnt be better. I am a believer!

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ManoftheHour
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Sep 18, 2013 3:14 pm

mandyjay11 wrote:I ordered the Black Warriors and they have some sort of weird black coating that was just awful. Then I turned to the Black Ticons, and now life couldnt be better. I am a believer!


Yeah. I love the Ticon Blacks. Idk why they get some hate on this thread. Maybe because it has the most votes as the favorite one.

Manhattan LSAT Noah
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:24 pm

scoobers wrote:3.) Not a huge fan of the eraser, as it does not seem to erase.


Made my day.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:51 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:
Dr. Dre wrote:HEY moast dangerous LG: are you retaking dat 175 breh?


Not in October. Potentially in December or February (depends on how my cycle is looking). I think I've forgotten everything though.

Everything except which pencil is the greatest LSAT pencil of all time:

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feb??? aren't you applying this cycle though?

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Hotguy » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:54 pm

I didn't read the whole 38 page topic about #2 pencils, but is the Dixon Ticonderoga yellow any worst than the black one?

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Sinatra
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Sinatra » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:55 pm

I am now officially ready for October.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Kimikho » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:58 pm

Sinatra wrote:I am now officially ready for October.

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HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM??? I really want to get those blue Palomino ones but they don't qualify for free shipping on Amazon. Also, the window to use free shipping on Amazon before the test is rapidly closing :(.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby crestor » Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:59 pm

i want to get those black dixons. going to amazon order them tomorrow. shit.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Kimikho » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:01 pm

crestor wrote:i want to get those black dixons. going to amazon order them tomorrow. shit.


That eraser looks amazing!

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Sinatra
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Sinatra » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:02 pm

Well, the soft eraser is nice and does not leave any smudges and it is about as smooth as the yellows. My main compliment has to be the sex appeal of using the pencil. The women at my local university have just been eye-banging me and the pencil ever since I started using it.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Kimikho » Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:06 pm

Sinatra wrote:Well, the soft eraser is nice and does not leave any smudges and it is about as smooth as the yellows. My main compliment has to be the sex appeal of using the pencil. The women at my local university have just been eye-banging me and the pencil ever since I started using it.


:wink:

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Dr.Zer0
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Dr.Zer0 » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:11 pm

Sinatra wrote:Well, the soft eraser is nice and does not leave any smudges and it is about as smooth as the yellows. My main compliment has to be the sex appeal of using the pencil. The women at my local university have just been eye-banging me and the pencil ever since I started using it.


TITCR

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:17 pm

Sinatra wrote:Well, the soft eraser is nice and does not leave any smudges and it is about as smooth as the yellows. My main compliment has to be the sex appeal of using the pencil. The women at my local university have just been eye-banging me and the pencil ever since I started using it.


I feel like i'd definitely give a second look to any bros sporting Palominos.

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Sinatra
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Sinatra » Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:05 pm

Hell ya scoobz

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Jeffort
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Jeffort » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:22 pm

crestor wrote:i want to get those black dixons. going to amazon order them tomorrow. shit.


oh, I guess the amazon for your city closes early and you'll have to wait till morning. :P :P

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:26 am

I was surprised when I learned that Mitsubishi made Cruise Ships, however, I must say I am more surprised they make pencils.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby rebexness » Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:16 pm

I used my BWs last night for the first time.

I have to say, they didn't sharpen the best. And its not like the pre-sharpened part will last long. (I did sharpen with my electric sharpener, might work better on my manual handheld.)

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TheMostDangerousLG
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby TheMostDangerousLG » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:45 pm

The ongoing love for black Ticonderogas makes me realize that you all (well, most of you) are a lost cause. I officially wash my hands of this thread.

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KD35
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby KD35 » Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:48 pm

A.) I can't believe this thread is serious (or that some people in here are serious).
B.) I can't believe this thread is still going.

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby SteelPenguin » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:24 pm

TheMostDangerousLG wrote:The ongoing love for black Ticonderogas makes me realize that you all (well, most of you) are a lost cause. I officially wash my hands of this thread.


If you're not retaking, get out! I'm ready to hit that 17X with my Tri-Conderogas. Until Palo's come in tri-form, I'm not interested at that price point.

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Kimikho
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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Kimikho » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:28 pm

I have converted to the cult of black ticos.

PROS:
- the eraser is seriously the best eraser I've ever used and I regularily draw with those fancy graphite pencils.
- the graphite is as smooth as the fancy graphite pencils mentioned above, if not smoother. If feels much more like a 2B pencil, to the point that I've checked the pencils like three times.
- the Miranos lost their tip after like three questions and remained very hard. Also they got gray dust everywhere after the first write. This does not happen with the black ticos.
- hexogonal
- I've heard the smell when you sharpen them is like an eighth of an orgasm.

CONS:
- none

I also got my 180Watch in the mail. It's pretty spiffy. It is very easy to read and I am like one step above illiteracy.

I also grabbed two Blackwings. I tried both the Blackwing and the Blackwing 602, and ultimately went with the regular Blackwing because it is softer, and I tend to like a softer lead. Plus, they look sexier. But all I have done with those is sharpen them, so I can't exactly review them now.

Some people somewhere asked about the difference between yellow ticos and black ticos. The eraser on the yellow is WAY more similar to the Miranos (it is rough), while the eraser on the black ticos is nice and smooth. I also think the yellow ticos are more variable. This one I'm testing is pretty good--nice, dark, smooth that's what she said--but on others, they have been very light. I personally have noticed my yellow ticos seem to break frequently. Also they don't smell nearly as good as black ticos.

TL;DR: THE ORDER (of pencils I have tried):
1.) Black ticos
2.) Yellow ticos
17.) Mirano warriors

With the BW not reviewed yet.

mlansky wrote:Once I went Ticon black, I didn't go back.


A TRUER STATEMENT HAS NEVER BEEN MADE.

Now I need to figure out what to do with 24 Mirano warriors.

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

Postby Dr. Dre » Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:31 pm

I love how much this thread has evolved.

also, i <3 you guise

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Re: What #2 Pencil Should I use?

Postby Otunga » Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:10 pm

I've been using cheap semi-sharpened, even occasionally flat pencils for PTing and enough's enough. I'm ordering black ticonderogas.




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