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Consider This Before Buying Darts

When you’re searching for the best darts for your particular style of play, it’s important to remember that you’ll most likely be switching it up after a year or so.  It takes some time to figure out exactly how you throw and which type of dart/flight combo will work best for you.  While you’re honing in on that, remain open to new ideas and don’t hesitate to visit your local dart store and try the various varieties available to you.

There are many different types of darts that you might want to check out: wooden, steel, plastic, tungsten, and brass are just a few of the materials that can be found in darts.  You just need to find out the best darts for you.  It will take time and practice. 

The most popular for professionals are the tungsten darts.  They are the best at resisting the normal wear and tear of playing.  They won’t scuff if they fall on the floor.  It also allows for a slimmer barrel and will let you get a tighter grouping on the board.  This slimmer design still maintains the weight of the dart and minimizes the risk of bounce out.

The higher the percentage of tungsten in the dart, the better quality it will be.  It will also make the dart more expensive.  It’s smart to start with a lower percentage and test the waters before making the jump to the best darts on the market.

Brass darts, as well as ones made from nickel and silver, are made of a softer material than the tungsten.  This causes them to be damaged easier.  The natural oils of your hands will eventually wear the knurls on the shaft and barrel.  Despite all that though, they are a much more economic option than the tungsten. 

The performance value of them isn’t so great that it would be noticeable when playing against friends in a bar.  If you’re hoping to become a professional, however, you’ll want to eventually upgrade to the tungsten.

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Darts come a variety of weights as well.  They range from twelve grams to fifty grams.  It all depends on how you shoot.  If you’re a lobber, you’ll want a heavier dart.  While a hard thrower will need a lighter dart.  Visit your local dart store and try out all the varying sizes before you decide to invest a large amount of money.

The location of the weight is also very important.  If you hold your dart near the front, a front weighted dart is needed.  If you’re the type to hold the dart near the back, you’ll need a rear weighted one.  Those who hold the dart in the middle, need a balanced weight dart.  You’ll have to actually try each one to figure out which works best for you.  There is nothing worse than getting the wrong balance of darts.

Eventually, you’ll get a feel for what sort of dart fits the best in your hand and works with your style of shooting.  It just takes patience.