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(10-20-2014, 08:43 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: [ -> ]I had my Bandit Plus up for two weeks and paid £53 for it.
I do not throw hard but the board seems soft to me, anyone want to come and get it for £30?

Wow just the opposite for me ,,, my 14 gram Buntings with Target points barely make a dent in it,,,,heavier darts work better but Even my 26 gram phase 5's only stick in not even 1/2 inch,,,,,,
My 30mm storms go in up to the taper, nothing falls out
Should have listened to Chris. There are spots all over this board that won't stop a point before hitting the backboard and I am not a hard thrower.
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It mainly happens in the white sisal near the black segments
After throwing on it a bit more it seems like it's happening less, maybe the sisal just need to move around? Or maybe I'm just being hopeful. Either way I'll update with my thoughts after awhile
the white sections are always softer because there is no ink to bind the surface. If you check my B4DC review I think it was the green sections that were very hard as they were still using the old formula ink for the green.

But either my throw is a lot softer than you guys or there is some differences in the board but I have had no darts go in that far, my problem was the opposite but I have just thought of a possible explanation as to why.

I did notice some points are more needle like than others and these seemed to be a little more penetrative but I think most of my darts land tail up so the angle is cutting crossways instead of straight through, but the one reason I think is the most likely is the fact I have only used it on my darts stand.

The darts stand has some give when the darts hit the board so I suspect the energy is absorbed through that making it less penetrative, the only thing going against this idea is the fact I have thrown the very thin points of the One80 Reactive darts and had no issues with those but again the flex of the points and the movement of the board on the stand may have dissipated the energy on impact.

So I will fix the board up as soon as I am able to the wall where my main board is and give it a good go and report back Smile
It definitely does look to have normalized out a bit after playing on it. I'll know for sure in about a week. The board looks fantastic and i'm now happy i bought it Smile
(10-22-2014, 11:35 PM)Cankles of Fury Wrote: [ -> ]Should have listened to Chris. There are spots all over this board that won't stop a point before hitting the backboard and I am not a hard thrower.
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It mainly happens in the white sisal near the black segments

Hey, sorry but sometimes i wish my English was just a little bit better haha.Do i understand that your points do hit the board? And if yes does that damage your points?
(10-23-2014, 09:10 PM)Joene Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-22-2014, 11:35 PM)Cankles of Fury Wrote: [ -> ]Should have listened to Chris. There are spots all over this board that won't stop a point before hitting the backboard and I am not a hard thrower.
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It mainly happens in the white sisal near the black segments

Hey, sorry but sometimes i wish my English was just a little bit better haha.Do i understand that your points do hit the board? And if yes does that damage your points?

Yes they hit the plastic backboard behind the board. I don't think they are damaging the points themselves though.
(10-23-2014, 09:18 PM)Cankles of Fury Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-23-2014, 09:10 PM)Joene Wrote: [ -> ]
(10-22-2014, 11:35 PM)Cankles of Fury Wrote: [ -> ]Should have listened to Chris. There are spots all over this board that won't stop a point before hitting the backboard and I am not a hard thrower.
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It mainly happens in the white sisal near the black segments

Hey, sorry but sometimes i wish my English was just a little bit better haha.Do i understand that your points do hit the board? And if yes does that damage your points?

Yes they hit the plastic backboard behind the board. I don't think they are damaging the points themselves though.

If yould choose between the Bandit or the Bandit Plus wich one would you choose? Only difference is the plastic backboard and the sounds redundant right?
As much as I wanted to recommend this dartboard I can't, the spider is already bending completely out of shape and I've only had this for bout 9 days. It's so bad that I had to completely skip a section while rotating b/c the lines were too wavey and distracting


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that looks weird, I thought bending of the edges of the wires may occur like it did on my Adv 2 (after a few months) but that looks like the spider itself has warped? I think I would contact Shot about that as it does not look right to me?
I agree with Getagrip, contact Shot and send them the pics. The board should never do that and I do believe that they would help you out. I haven't tried the Bandit Plus mainly for the fact that the plastic backing scared me a little lol I do throw my darts fairly hard and just wasn't sure how it would hold up.

Best of luck Cankles, hope you get in contact with them and everything works out for you.
Email sent we'll see what they have to say Smile
I've always thought these boards were utter rubbish.
Well I'm very happy to report they said it was a faulty board and are sending me a new one free of charge
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