Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby Foch » Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:53 pm

frontside5 wrote:Dixon TRI-conderoga FTW

+1

This thread makes me feel more secure about my plan to resharpen and then dull all four of my pencils to perfection on Friday night.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby HelperMonkey » Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:52 pm

These are the pencils I'm using:
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$1.99 for a pack of 10 at Wal-mart in black.
Pretty sexy.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby MeechiganBoy » Thu Sep 24, 2009 6:59 pm

forza wrote:I will be dominating all of you with my Winnie the Pooh pencil collection. 180 guaranteed.

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lmfao

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby gatorlion » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:24 pm

For the environmentally conscious LSAT taker:
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Also, the unfinished wood grip works wonders for the clammy handed!

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby SeymourShowz » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:26 pm

dwightzinfandel wrote:The Mirado Black Warrior is the weapon of a true master.


took the words out of my mouth.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby TTH » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:26 pm

Neither Target nor Staples stocked Black Warriors. I'm a little miffed. I'll now be going with Dixon Triconderogas.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby revrocksteady » Thu Sep 24, 2009 7:29 pm

earlier today I stood at the store wondering which pencils to buy and thought I might have gone crazy. Wish I had seen this thread first! Glad to know I'm not the only person who considered this obsessive detail.

Ended up buying the Ticonderoga
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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby astro1819 » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:54 pm

At first I thought this was a fairly ridiculous question. I've been just practicing with "office-max" standard number 2 pencils for the past several months, without being aware of how much they suck. Today, I opened up a brand new batch of Skillcraft #2 Medium. I gotta give some love to skillcraft. The lead just melts onto the paper at the perfect rate, and the eraser is extremely effective but doesn't leave a bunch of gunk or smear. I've used the black warrior, but I think Skillcraft takes the cake.

That said, just use anything that is NOT the cheap "officemax" "staples" etc. generic brands.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby HelperMonkey » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:08 pm

So far the dixon black ticonderogas are pretty much perfect for the job.
Lead stays sharp for whole tests and the eraser on one pencil could last the whole test and then some. It doesn't smear, the pencil is stiff and difficult to bend at all.
Eraser functions perfectly with no streaks/smudges and completely removes the lead.

I'm sold.
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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby TTH » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:18 pm

So, since it seems like we all have staked out our pencils, the next question is this: short point (what you might get from the old fashioned sharpeners with the razor blade) or long point (the point from an electric sharpener or the crank sharpeners in classrooms)?

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby HelperMonkey » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:20 pm

TipTravHoot wrote:So, since it seems like we all have staked out our pencils, the next question is this: short point (what you might get from the old fashioned sharpeners with the razor blade) or long point (the point from an electric sharpener or the crank sharpeners in classrooms)?


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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby itseightfortyfive » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:21 am

dixon ticonderogas are AMAZING!!!!! They stay sharp forrreevvaaa.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby Albatross » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:56 am

BruinBoy86 wrote:Wow. I thought I was the only one who was aware of the mighty Dixon Ticonderoga. I credit that pencil with my 10pt score increase on test day...and I'm only half kidding....


Are you kidding? Higher than your PTs or diag? If PTs then Im going to go buy 100 of these suckers.

EDIT: Did not notice this topic was a year old until I got to the second page.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Jun 06, 2010 2:33 am

This thread is awesome... Black warriors and stamping devices... Yes!!

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby World B. Free » Sun Jun 06, 2010 3:16 am

and pencil sharpeners! All this pencil talk makes me wish I could take the LSAT again.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby DaveBear07 » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:12 am

HelperMonkey wrote:These are the pencils I'm using:
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$1.99 for a pack of 10 at Wal-mart in black.
Pretty sexy.



^^^^^ these are what I will be using tomorrow

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby itseightfortyfive » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:35 am

Yeah, I brought it back because I was reading through it while I was at the store and loved my choice of pencil.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby pinkzeppelin » Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:58 am

As an engineer who has had to do drafting: staedtler makes the best eraser EVER.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby StrictlyLiable » Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:12 pm

Bustang wrote:Image

Big ballin.



Yeah this would be a good idea but the whole point of not having mechanical pencils is because of the clicking noise.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby jjlaw » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:21 pm

DaveBear07 wrote:
HelperMonkey wrote:These are the pencils I'm using:
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$1.99 for a pack of 10 at Wal-mart in black.
Pretty sexy.



^^^^^ these are what I will be using tomorrow


I almost bought these, but I couldn't figure out why they were black and any different from the regular yellow Ticonderogas. Then I told myself that it was too cool for me and probably for some other special purpose (drafting?). Then I feared that the blackness meant that the lead was extra black, which would make bubbles hard to erase. I spent about 5 minutes debating this. :-P

Now that I read this thread, I realize they're just regular, except black and cool-looking. Still too cool for me.

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby dogmatic slumber » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:40 pm



"On the Tri-Conderoga’s website, Dixon cites studies showing that triangular writing instruments promote the proper grip that leads to comfort and legible handwriting. Rather than passively promoting said grip, the Tri-Conderoga performs a feat of pencil TOUGH LOVE and makes you hold your pencil correctly."

I am sold. The last thing I need on test day is an incorrect pencil grip.

Can YOUR pencil perform a feat of pencil tough love?

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Re: Best pencil to use to bubble the quickest

Postby alphagamma » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:53 pm

Sadly, I will be using cheapo generic pencils. I discovered this thread too late.

...Guess I should go sign up for the October test, since I'm basically screwed for tomorrow.



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