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- Join us as we take an up-close and personal look at the highly sought after Target Elysian darts. These exclusive darts are made in limited quantities each year, making them a true collector's item for the serious dart player. During a visit to our headquarters, one of our most loyal customers, Stani Brek, brought in all eight Elysian sets for us to see and handle. In this blog post, we'll share our thoughts on the craftsmanship, materials, and overall look of the Target Elysian darts. We'll also give you a behind-the-scenes look at our meeting with Stani and the opportunity to see these darts in person. Don't miss this chance to learn more about the most exclusive sets of darts on the market.
- 27 Oct 2021
Dart shafts, also known as stems, are available in three standard lengths: short, medium, and long. Of course, the actual lengths of the shafts vary by a few millimetres across manufacturers. There are also numerous material options for the shafts, such as plastic, nylon, and aluminium. The length and material of the dart shaft, as well as where you hold the dart to throw, are the most important aspects to consider when selecting a dart shaft. The shaft's real effect on the dart is related to its centre of gravity.
A short shaft shifts the dart's centre of gravity to the front, whereas a long shaft shifts it to the back. The location of your dart when you throw it can have a considerable impact on the dart's flight and entrance. If you hold your dart at the front, you should get the best performance with a short stem. A longer stem should produce better outcomes if you hold the barrel of the dart towards the back.
When choosing dart shafts, it's also crucial to think about the material they're constructed of. The weight of the material has no effect on the way the dart flies. However, the shapes of the shafts are such that the weight difference between plastic and metal is frequently minimal. There are many designs available, including some with grip and others that spin when thrown. The most popular and profitable stem designs, on the other hand, are the most plain and straight ones. The primary purpose for selecting between shaft materials is to avoid breakages. Cheaper plastic shafts are more prone to breaking if the plastic is hard and brittle, whereas higher-quality plastic shafts are far more durable and shatter less easily. Aluminium shafts are, of course, much stronger, but they can flex and become nearly unusable. Some manufacturers now produce nylon shafts that are engineered to flex more freely and are less likely to snap. And, if your budget allows, the most recent premium alternative is carbon fibre shafts.
- 11 Oct 2021
Hanging up your dartboard
It is a bit harder than you think it is…
When learning how to play darts, many people overlook the importance of how their dartboard will be hung. When I originally got a dartboard, I imagined I'd hang it up somewhere and start playing right away. And I'm here to tell you that I was completely wrong.
The way you hang your dartboard has a significant impact on your aim, throwing action, and throwing distance. Making an error in any of those areas could send your game into shambles.
As a result, I always advise sticking to the broadly agreed best practices when it comes to hanging a dartboard. To make it as straightforward as possible, I've listed the steps below.
According to dart guidelines, you'll need an 11-foot by 5-foot space to put up your dartboard.
In order to avoid having to constantly interrupt the game while you're playing to allow others pass, or worse, take a steel dart out of your friend's eye, make sure that this area is distant from pathways, bathrooms, or doorways. You don't want any accidents happening!
Please move anything delicate like windows or vases out of the way because your dart can bounce up to 8 feet (2.44 m) away from the board.
To eliminate distractions and make it easier to collect your darts, make sure your environment is free of furniture and barriers. Include a space for viewers as well.
Be sure to keep your wall safe.
The best way to protect your walls is with a surround. Sorry to break it to you, but no matter how skilled you are, you will throw the occasional stray dart! And unless you have something to protect it, it will leave an ugly hole in the wall. These holes are unsightly, difficult to repair, and can make everyone else in the home resentful of your dart obsession — thus they should be avoided!
Surrounds also aid in the protection of the darts itself. When your darts land in a soft foam sur
- 07 Oct 2021
How to pick a dartboard.
There are various varieties of dartboards available, but the most prevalent are bristle and electronic dartboards.
Both have advantages and disadvantages, so the first decision you must make is whether you want a traditional or electronic dartboard.
The simplest way to think about it is to consider whether you prefer the quality of a traditional dartboard or the advantages of an electronic dartboard. Let's delve a little more into it.
What to look for in a bristle dartboard?
The bristle dartboard is the most popular sort of dartboard you'll come across. It was created in the 1930s, but it gained popularity in the 1970s. Around the same time, these became the standard tournament dartboards.
Compressed sisal fibres are attached to a board to make these dartboards. Metal bands and staples are used to keep the edges together.
When you take a dart out of the board, the hole closes behind it, thanks to the sisal bristle fibre. This means it will last longer than traditional wood dartboards.
Choosing a good board.
The first thing you should look for is a board that meets with competition requirements. Cheap dartboards will not last as long as more expensive dartboards because the fibres are not as tightly compacted.
Additionally, since sisal is the greatest material for a bristle dartboard, avoid dartboards made of other fibres because they will not last as long.
Rings that can be removed.
A removable number ring is another feature to consider when purchasing a dartboard.
This is due to the fact that some numbers are hit more frequently than others. As a result, you'll want to be able to rotate the board so that some areas don't wear down faster than the others.
A detachable ring is used for this. You can remove it, rotate the board, and reconnect the number ring to prolong the board's life.
What to look for when buying an
- 06 Oct 2021
This might be the hardest thing to do in darts...
When selecting a dart, there are numerous factors to consider. Whether you are purchasing your first set or simply seeking to update, if you are considering purchasing some darts and are unsure where to begin, this list will assist you in making the best decision possible.
Steel or soft tip?
Before you even begin looking for a new set of darts, you must choose whether you require steel or soft tip darts. Most people don't have to think too hard about this decision. It will be determined by where you throw your darts. Whether you're playing at home, in a pub, or in a league, you should purchase the darts that are appropriate for your board and stick with them.
The price is an important factor to consider when picking which set of darts to purchase.
This is difficult because the cost will not be the main determinant of the quality of your experiences. In other words, spending more money does not always correspond to having a better experience or becoming a better player.
Nonetheless, while more costly darts are often better built and made of higher quality materials, the key question is whether the increase in price is worthwhile. This is where you must study and examine your own circumstances to determine whether you are willing to invest $30 or $300.
The more costly end of the spectrum may offer thinner and more durable darts, which can improve your level of play and the longevity of your investment. But you will also discover “flashy” darts that demand a premium based only on looks, with no added cost-benefit. On the cheaper end, you'll find darts that aren't as consistently made, which can hamper your precision to some extent.
Purchasing less expensive sets can also provide you some financial breathing room and allow you to purchase more darts, which is always a good thing. In fact, we advocate owning two sets of darts because you1