came back from a route rockin a kiwi mop.. if any nib should be sold in packs of 5 it should be this one for a couple of reasons: $1.25 is too much for a nib that has the shortest life span out of all the mop nibs so it should be sold at a price that encourages buying it instead of racking it (which is easy as sh*t)
pros: with the right ink, i prefer money shot or t-grade, both with a touch of garvey and if you're feeling classy n ballin go for speedflow. it's a powerful graff marker. drippy round lines over an inch wide command attention especially if your letter style is legible because it will be read by the general public. of course location is a key factor. another reason i like these is because they limit me to big, smooth surfaces in case i get a little tag happy so i just bike around scoping not only smooth surfaces but strategic spots as well.
watching my boy catch a tag with a kiwi mop is what turned me on to graff. i found it fascinating that you could take chunk of public space and make it yours with such a small marker.
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smoooooth, opaque, high quality, oil based silver paint. the best "small tag" marker in my opinion. i used to rack two of these at a time and empty one into the other, that way you have a full marker and an extra nib :)
one of the most effective and functional tagging tools around. i gave one of these to my boy along with a pilot jumbo to get him started. i figured anything that doesn't require pumping the nib or squeezing the marker would be perfect for a beginner so the focus is placed more on the tag rather than getting the marker to function. the idea is to move him past the toy phase as fast as possible lol
i haven't tried the other streaker brands that ap carries so i can't compare them but i can recommend the sakura colors i found to be the smoothest and most fade resistant
-black looks boring and chances are you already have a black ink marker that will do a better job
-white looks like chalk on textured surfaces. but looks dope on smooth, dark surfaces.
-the fluorescent and lighter colors don't write as smooth and they fade much faster (especially the fluorescent colors)
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the cocktail inks are the highest quality black inks available.. nuff said
now here's a little recipe for the most effective black marker i've ever used. for big, eye candy, bleed through tags with no streaks in a pocket size marker:
- pocket version of a jumbo pump marker (molotow makes the best jumbo pumps)
- a 20mm t-nib
- a bottle of coversall (no additives needed! expect the quality you should get from a $22 dollar glass bottle of ink)
this marker bombed so hard that i started to use other markers less and coversall instantly became my favorite. it's basically a better version of otr's cold sweat marker. i refilled my black k-71 with this and it worked great. keep the nib juiced and write lightly for the best results with both markers.
because of its price, it's not the most ideal ink for big mops like the 4 ounce kiwi or soul tip unless you ration your squeezing or you have extra the money to burn. in either case i'd go for the speedflow for better drips.
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the essential part of my sticker ritual. this is the classic ideal mark/marsh 88 marker with krink ink. the nib on it is made for industrial use. it's one of the toughest nibs you'll find on a marker. you can shape the tip of the nib how you want with a razor to get a fatter round mark or a chisel style nib which is what i do to get bolder lines on my stickers. and it's easy to do because the nib is so solid. yes i definitely prefer these over the small pilot markers. i can fly through a stack of avery stickers with one of these markers and a good dj set playing in the background.
markers you can't open like this one are refillable if you know what you're doing. i refilled mine with pilot ink because the nib was still perfect when i emptied it. you won't need to attempt a refill for a while because these come packed with ink.
for the diy marker geeks___ i take a razor and CAREFULLY cut these nibs horizontally to make them flat. i do this so i don't have to adjust my hand at an angle when i catch a quick tag. that was the only thing i didn't like about this style of nibs. now i use my k-71 a lot more. and i'll be using it even more when i get the smaller k-72 marker and fill it with some of that delicious speedflow ink.
i asked the guys at art primo to carry these a while back when i found them at a shipping supplies website. now they carry them. you guys are awesome.