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Jamie Lewis Rasta 23g darts review from Red Dragon Darts


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These are the newer version of the Jamie Lewis Rasta darts and they are only available in 23g, I don't think the old version are available anymore now.  They are 85% tungsten and retail for £21.90 from Red Dragon Darts here: Lewis Rasta

PACK AND CONTENTS:

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There is a RD XS wallet, 2 sets of medium nylon stems with spring clips, a point protector, 2 sets of standard flights and of course the barrels Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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CLOSE UP PICS:

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As you can see above the darts have aggressive razor/shark grip which is a high level grip.  The grip in the centre of the barrel though is a less aggressive medium level ring style grip.

DIMENSIONS:

Length:

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Width:

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Detailed Dimensions:

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WEIGHT:

There was a difference of eight hundredths of a gram between the lightest and heaviest barrel but still very acceptable tolerances:

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Weight of the full set up as supplied:

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BALANCE:

With nothing attached the balance was very close to the centre:

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With the supplied set up it moved just a little past centre:

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Balance with my own medium, short and extra short nylon stems and standard flights:

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MY GRIP WITH THESE DARTS:

My front grip covered pretty much all of the front shark style grip and was nice and comfortable overall, I felt the dart was fairly well balanced too but probably more balanced around the centre but there is less grip there Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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CONCLUSION:

Well I must be starting to get a good feel for this aggressive style of grip now, after trying the Razma darts recently which have a similar grip and doing well with those I tried these and did even better!  Not so long ago I would have dismissed using this grip straight away as being too much for me, admittedly I did struggle after breaking my hand but thankfully that seems to have just about sorted itself now and I am finding this style of grip to be quite rewarding.  I think you still need to have a nice clean release and be sure to not grip the dart too heavily though, but it gives you a very positive feel when you push forward and I think it just helps overall Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Now these darts are a similar dimension to the Razmas but as you can see they are 2g lighter so exactly on the weight I most commonly use and whereas the Razma seemed to fly more flatter, these seem to work just that little bit better with my loopy style and I was hitting more T20's with these.

Once again its a straight barrel dart so should potentially suit any grip but only the front and rear sections have the very grippy shark style grip and the centre is more medium ring grip.  So if you like a good grip then for front and rear grippers its great!

Another good thing about these is that they are a great value dart at the £21.90 price tag especially when you look at what you get as a whole package.

Not sure why there is not other weights in this model though, I think it should have a few versions like it had with the older Rasta darts?

Very nice darts once again and another aggressively gripped dart that has thrown a spanner in my thoughts on what suits me, argggghhhh!!!!!

SUMMARY RATINGS:

Looks: 8 (looks good)
Grip: 9 (on a 1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 7 (acceptable)
Quality: 8 (good)
Value: 9 (great value)
Suitability for me: 8.5 (worked very well)

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These SCREAM for storms IMO Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Larry eat your heart out! Dang grip, another big +1 for making me want something i in no way need! Great pics Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Beautiful dart and great review. thanks for this one as I have been looking at both this dart and Razma
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Those are my match darts and I tell ya folks they are really an awesome dart. My set up with storms and Cosmos
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Awesome review Darren!!!

These are my 26gm ones but am throwing the 23gm ones at this time.
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(04-13-2015, 04:02 PM)Quackered1979 Wrote: These SCREAM for storms IMO Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Grip, nobody reviews darts like you!!!!

Thanks!  I don't mind how Storms make a dart look but I worry about the amount of people that have had breakage with them Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

(04-13-2015, 04:06 PM)Cankles of Fury Wrote: Larry eat your heart out!  Dang grip, another big +1 for making me want something i in no way need!  Great pics Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

LOL you know you need them Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

(04-13-2015, 04:08 PM)SlingBlade Wrote: Beautiful dart and great review. thanks for this one as I have been looking at both this dart and Razma

Thanks Tom, get whichever set is closest to your preferred weight, both very nice sets Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

(04-13-2015, 04:13 PM)*Saber* Wrote: Those are my match darts and I tell ya folks they are really an awesome dart. My set up with storms and Cosmos
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Awesome review Darren!!!

These are my 26gm ones but am throwing the 23gm ones at this time.

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I want to add Darren that you threw pretty damn good with them mate.
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Those pics though!!!!!
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They get 10 out of 10 in all departments from me - they have been my match darts for nearly a year now lol
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(04-13-2015, 05:19 PM)mc1958 Wrote: They get 10 out of 10 in all departments from me - they have been my match darts for nearly a year now lol

The ringed part is a great reference too.
I have been throwing these for a little over a month and have shot several 180's at the pub and 140's and tons coming a lot more frequently.
I think Mike and I both are wanting them to do the black one. They are 85% as Grip says but nice and thin and they are one tuff dart 10 outta 10 for me too.
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(04-13-2015, 05:03 PM)*Saber* Wrote: I want to add Darren that you threw pretty damn good with them mate.

Yeah was very surprised there, I think I had 3 times with 2 darts in the T20!

(04-13-2015, 05:09 PM)Cyanide Wrote: Those pics though!!!!!

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(04-13-2015, 05:19 PM)mc1958 Wrote: They get 10 out of 10 in all departments from me - they have been my match darts for nearly a year now lol

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(04-13-2015, 05:29 PM)*Saber* Wrote:
(04-13-2015, 05:19 PM)mc1958 Wrote: They get 10 out of 10 in all departments from me - they have been my match darts for nearly a year now lol

The ringed part is a great reference too.
I have been throwing these for a little over a month and have shot several 180's at the pub and 140's and tons coming a lot more frequently.
I think Mike and I both are wanting them to do the black one. They are 85% as Grip says but nice and thin and they are one tuff dart 10 outta 10 for me too.

I was really expecting the grip to be too much but I seem to have less problems at present with my grip and my wrist is not as achy as it has been but I dare not push the practice time too much in case I start aggravating it again, just biding my time really and hopefully the hand exercises I have done are helping Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Aww u not doing those hand exercises in the bathroom are ya ? Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(04-13-2015, 06:20 PM)*Saber* Wrote: Aww u not doing those hand exercises in the bathroom are ya ? Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Darren, please stop doing such great reviews, making me want more darts and the ones I have ordered from Madhouse have not arrived yet
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You know you want them Chris - both Larry and myself think that everyone on the forum needs a set of these in their life lol
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