How to choose your darts?
With darts everyone has different needs so there is a lot of trial and error in finding the right dart for you and it also may change over time as your improve, however the general rule of thumb is if you have long fingers you would probably favour a long dart, small fingers a smaller dart.
We have put together some tips for you when you are a choosing your darts:
Soft tip darts have flexible plastic tips (soft tips) and are thrown at a plastic board with molded holes in it, which accept and hold the point of the dart. These darts are most commonly used on electronic machines, which score automatically.
Steel tip darts are traditional darts with metal points most commonly thrown at a bristle dartboard.
The higher the % of tungsten then generally the narrower the dart can be as Tungsten is alloyed with nickel to give it strength. The higher the percentage of tungsten in the barrel, the better the dart.
Standard gives maximum leverage to the flight mechanism because of its larger area.
Kite has a smaller area, thus giving the dart faster flying speed.
Teardrop allows maximum lift from a small flight and tends to keep the tail of the dart down.
Slim is designed for the fast-flying dart and allows the tail to stay low.
Lantern is very similar to the kite design but slightly more back heavy trajectory.
No.6 Shape in between Kite and Standard
Nylon: Suited for the recreational user, the nylon shaft is designed for entry level dart player. Available in 3 lengths; Extra short, Short and Medium.
Aluminium: Suited for the recreational user and also the professional players. Available in 3 lengths to suit your style of throwing. The aluminium shaft is a high quality durable shaft.
Remachined aluminium: Suited for the recreational user and also the professional players, the Remachined aluminium range is available in two lengths; medium and short. The difference between the Remachined and the Aluminium shaft is purely the colours. It comes down to player preference.
Supergrip: Designed for the competitive player the supergrip comes in two lengths; short and medium. Fitted with a supergrip ring, this design helps to keep the flight on the shaft in play.
Superspin: Designed for the competitive player, the superspin is available in two lengths; short and medium. The Superspin spins in flight to help prevent dart on dart deflections.
We hope this information has given you an idea of where to start when choosing your darts.
Happy darting :)