All Shot Darts bristle dartboards are made with high-grade sisal – so you can play more and they’ll last longer. Like any bristle dartboard though, they do need to have the wear evenly spaced across the entire surface of the board, or the sisal can get over-compacted, making it harder for darts to ‘stick’.
Apart from hanging your dartboard where you have a good combination of space, light and non-fragile objects, its placement will determine how often, how long and how well you practice. And therein lie the keys to fulfilling your true dart throwing potential, young Grasshopper.
Dull darts won’t stick in the board no matter how ace your aim is. So if you play with steel tip darts, consider investing in adart sharpener: this will help you reducebounce outsand extend the life of your dartboard. The right amount of sharpening will actually leave your point with a slightly rounded tip, which will help it stick in the dartboard – this is true for bothbristleboardsand paper dartboards
Like any sport with a bit of history behind it, darts has developed its own rich lingo. Hard for new players to know what the heck everyone’s talking about. And no one wants to get caught out not knowing their black hat from their white horse. So we’ve cobbled together a selection of the most common, obscure and just plain weird darts terminology to add to your vocabulary (and possibly help you out at pub quiz).
If you’ve watched a dart tournament, you’ve probably seen 301 or 501 played. But what if you feel like mixing it up? Check out this article that outlines the rules for five easy to play dart games, including the classic 301. Then gather some mates and get ready to impress them with your encyclopaedic knowledgeof the art of darts. You may even feel like adding a little wager to crank up the competition a notch.
A broken shaft is in most cases a relatively easy fix. The good news is, shafts and flights are disposable items on darts so they can be replaced easily at relatively low cost. While it's an irritation, it's all part of the game.
When you play darts there a few things to consider to help you achieve your goal. In a nutshell, objective of your dart grip is to keep the end of the dart pointing slightly up in each throwing stage. Your grip should be stable, firm and not put tension on the muscles of your fingers. It's important to reproduce the same grip, shot after shot. Sound like too much too remember? Let’s walk through it, nice and steady.
While checking out the world of darts, you’re probably starting to come across a bit ofjargon. Especially around the darts themselves. Flights, barrels, knurls… And one bit of darts terminology that might be causing some confusion is steel tip vs soft tip. What do these words mean, and how to tell which one is right for you?
As a newbie, choosing which darts to buy feels a bit like choosing a car – there’s a lot of choice at both ends of the spectrum, and you want to make sure you’re getting a kit that feels comfortable, and just right.