Weird random thought, but has anyone else gone and bought a tool or piece of kit, be it drawing or anything else, that they thought would be an upgrade and found themselves just incapable of using? I ask because I apparently bought a Rotring Tikky pacer awhile back (and I say "apparently" because I don't remember doing so, but it was in the bottom of a drawer so I must have) and tried it out (again, I guess) tonight. Don't get me wrong, it's quite a nice thing. The materials feel good to touch and it's well put together. It's way
nicer than the $1.00 pink plastic pacer I normally use. However, for the life of me, I can't get comfortable with it or make it do what I want it to.
I don't think it's size, the grip is only slightly smaller, or the extra weight: I draw just fine with the steel Parker Jotter ballpoint I have for work, and that's both smaller and heavier. I also don't think that it's that it's new and a bit different. Again, the Jotter I worked just fine with right out of the box, and it's hardly the first time I've switched pacers (the cheap ones tend to fall apart after awhile), but seriously, something just is not flying for me. Maybe I'm just tired, but it feels so unnatural it's almost comical.
I'm going back to my cheap pacer.
Anyway, out of curiosity: anyone else?