Dartboard Buying Tips

What to look for when buying a dartboard:

Not all dartboards are created equally.  The Bandit dartboard is made in Puma Dart's factory in Katikati New Zealand and have been for over 40 years. In 1992 Puma Darts developed the original Bandit board and the Bandit plus board in 2009.

10 reasons why the Shot! or Puma Darts Bandit, Bandit Plus or Pro-trainer dartboard are the best:

New Zealand made dartboardsManufacturing origin -
These dartboards are made in New Zealand. The carefully controlled manufacturing process produces a dartboard of extreme quality.  

dartboard sisalSisal - The finest sisal  from the Agave plant is used, and grown in Kenya to high specifications, it is conditioned to ensure the highest level of clarity in colour for high visability, purity and for the highest strength. The Shot! and Puma Darts Bandit boards have approximately 3.7million fibres compressed into each board!

dartboard densityDensity level and depth - Optimal density for deeper penetration, less bounce outs & higher scoring potential. Featuring over 60% bristle ensuring a deep & durable playing surface with superior healing.

sanded sisalSurface - These dartboards are sanded in multiple directions to give a finer playing surface providing a vibrant surface that allows the bristle to heal effectively for longevity.

dartboard inksInks -  Food grade eco inks penetrate deep into the bristle (unlike a standard dartboard) retaining high visibility, low glare, colour strength & are environmentally friendly. 

micro dartboard wiringWire - Unique razor bladed wire construction 50% thinner than a standard dartboard has high visability & low glare. Blades deflect darts into scoring areas, less bounce outs for high scoring potential.

bladed bulls eye on a dartboardBladed bulls - Bandit dartboards feature both a razor bladed micro inner & an outer bullseye to eliminate bounce outs while providing a greater player surface & a higher scoring potential,

composite dartboard edgeComposite edging - A  unique composite edging made from recycled plastics allows for ease of number ring rotation & gives modern look compared to a standard dartboard.

dartboard hanging bracketHanging - Our specially designed wall bracket which is included with all Bandit range dartboards allows for ease of assembly & rotation without removing the dartboard.

Dartboard Range:

Our Bandit range offers the lighter and quieter Bandit Plus option featuring its composite backing with intergrated bracket & a Pro-Trainer board option which features ultra slim trebles, doubles and bulls eyes so no one can hone their skills in practice.

We recommend Bandit boards for those looking for a quality product  for the features mentioned above and wanting tournament quality.   View steel tip Dartboards

We also sell paperboards for the home/social user as well as chinese made bristle boards which offer a good value board  for recreation and some club use.

For the soft tip market we do offer some soft tip boards, the lifestyle set is ideal for those with young players and the board can be used outdoors.   View Soft tip dartboards

What are dartboards made from:

You often hear of people saying boards are made of pigs bristle  or horse hear that is not the case  now, modern bristle dart boards are made from Sisal which is from a the leaves of an Agave plant.  A typical bandit dartboard has 74000m equivalvent on sisal in one board that is 3.7million  fibres compressed  into each of the Shot! and Puma Bandit boards.

Other dartboard accessories you might be interested in:

Throwline: Buy a throwline as they are quite affordable and mean that you can easily mark your toeline. Some of the dartboards come with throwlines included.

Cabinets and surrounds: These offer wall protection, decorative effect  and are a range to choose from.

Dart mats: Help protect your floor as well as have throwline marked.

Bandit poster: Great for your check out numbers when playing 301 /501.

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