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Pilot Acroball

Pilot Acroball Pen

The Acroball is a hybrid pen from Pilot meant for everyday use. It’s a modern-day ballpoint with an advanced lubricated ink. Because the ink is oil-based Pilot considers it a ballpoint — hence you will sometime seen it called the Pilot Acroball Ballpoint Pen — it’s a hybrid pen as per Unsharpen’s definition. The ink is very smooth, purportedly with a viscosity that is just 20% of that of a standard ballpoint ink.

The Acroball has a retail price of 150 JPY and they use the BRFV-10 line of refills, for example the BRFV-10M for the 1.0 mm size.

The standard Acroball is a lackluster pen body that uses and excellent ink. The body is entirely plastic, including the front tip and clip. The rubber grip uses a sporty pattern that is inspired by car tires — it’s comfortable and provides excellent grip for your hand.

The Acroball is sold in a few different colorways which are considers different models, but are technically the same pen. These include the:

  • Acrboball: colorful bodies, standard ink colors (blue, black, green, red)
  • Acroball Color: colorful bodies, colorful ink
  • Acroball M: earth tones like sepia, burgundy, ivory, and khaki, normal ink colors
  • Acroball PureWhite: opaque white body with a selection of accent colors (blue, lime, turquoise, ink, purple, orange and silver), standard ink colors
  • Acroball For A Cure: A special edition pink Acroball, pink or black ink
  • AcroBall T: Metallic body colors. Colors:
    • 0.5 mm: metal pink, metal light blue, metal light green, gold, silver
    • 0.7 mm: metal black, metal red, metal blue, metal green, silver

The Acroball Pro is actually a different pen due to a changed body shape and a the use of some metal parts.

Pilot Acroball Information

Street Price Check Price
Manufacturer Pilot
Pen Type Hybrid
Barrel Color Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Pink, Orange, Light Blue, Black, Navy, Khaki, Sepia, Burgundy, Camel
Barrel Material Plastic
Body Diameter 11.3 mm
Grip Color Purple, Blue, Green, Red, Pink, Orange, Light Blue, Black
Grip Material Rubber
Grip Diameter 10.1 mm
Country of Origin Japan
MSRP $3
Still Sold Yes
Similar To
Refills
Capped? Retractable?Retractable - Top Button
Clip?Plastic
Length Capped / Retracted (cm)
Weight (g)9 grams
RefillableYes
Ink Color ShippedPurple, Blue
Writing Sizes0.5 mm, 0.7 mm, 1.0 mm