Hanging Dartboard Instructions

How do I hang a Dartboard?

Follow the diagram to set up your dartboard in accordance with the accepted rules of the sport. It's recommended that you have a mat or a carpet strip (approximately 3 feet wide and extending 2'6" beyond the throwing line) to protect you floor or carpeting from wear and tear.


The throwing distance 7'91/4" (2.37m) is called the throwing line or toe line. Be sure to measure from the face of the board; dropping a plumbline to the floor is one way. If that's not practical for you, just borrow a trick from Pythagoras. Stretch a tape from the centre of the bullseye to the floor. A distance of 9'73/8" on this diagonal is the correct location of your throwing line.

How To Hang The New Bracket System?

Your fixing pack for the Bandit, Bandit Plus and Pro-Trainer dartboards should include the following:
Please note you can also buy this system seperately see the bracket here.
A. Plastic Backing Board Disc
B. Plastic U shaped Wall Bracket
C. 4 x Screws 8x 15mm CSK
D. 6 x Screws (8 x 25mm dome heads)  - Note two are spares

Note: Both the wall bracket and flange have a centre hole

Step 1:
Place the backing board disc (A) on the back of the board in the centre with the counter sink facing towards you (as per picture), using screws (C) fix the centre hole then the other 3.  
Note:  On the Bandit Plus, the flange is already ready mounted on backing board.

Step 2:
Place the wall bracket (B) on the wall at the height shown in diagram, the U shape recess should be facing with the opening to the top. Using the centre hole in the wall bracket line up your centre mark and screw a (D) screw in, this will be removed later. (Using a level, level the top of the bracket and fix the other four (D) screws. Then remove the centre screw.

The (D) screw should sit a little higher than the bracket, this helps the stability of the board. Now place your board complete with disc attached into the wall bracket and line up so the 20 scoring area is vertical.

How do I hang the old style metal bracket?

One screw in the centre of the back of the board, you should see a small dimple in the centre of the backing board, if not measure and mark the centre. Screw in to approx 3mm from the top of the head to the board. The two other screws and the metal bracket are fixed to the wall at the centre height as mentioned in the measurements (5ft 8in or 1.73m), the knotch facing upwards and the centre bump faces towards you.

The 3 nails are placed through the holes in the plastic bungs/pads and nailed in 3 equal positions around the circumference of the backing board approx 15mm in from the edge.

The centre screw can be adjusted in and out to take up the play when the board is mounted on the bracket. (Adjust screw so there is no board wobble when mounted).

This method allows you to rotate the board and number ring as it wears.


How do I care for my Bristle Dartboard?

All Puma Darts bristle boards made in New Zealand have been manufactured with high grade sisal to ensure the durability and longevity of the dartboard. However dartboards, like any product, need to have the wear evenly spaced across the entire surface of the board or the board will in fact become prematurely worn out through over-compaction of the sisal.

Why do I need to rotate my Dartboard?

All Puma darts boards are fitted with a moveable number ring, which should be rotated on a regular basis. A dartboard that is regularly used should be rotated at least fortnightly.  The only area of the board, which cannot be protected by turning, is the bullseye area. It is essential that when you are practicing you do not continually practice your play on the bullseye, as this area of the board will wear out. Remember to spread your wear.

How do I rotate my dartboard - Unclip the number ring and rotate the board to the next segment ie by moving the '20'  i.e., '20' would become '12', then clip the number ring back on the board.  You will need to rotate the board on a regular basis.

Bristle boards, being manufactured from sisal, a natural fibre, are susceptible to moisture damage. Therefore under no circumstances should any moisture be placed onto the board.

A key element in maintaining your dartboard is maintaining the points of your darts. Ensure points are kept sharp and not blunt or hooked. A hooked dart will damage a bristle board quickly as it will pull the fibre out and blunt (worn) dart points cause over-compaction - check your dart points and sharpen or replace as required or they will prematurely wear out your board.