Harrows Dimplex 16g soft-tip review
aka. "the darts that made me rethink everything" Tongue

So yeah, today I got my first ever set of soft-tips, and they're these beauties from Harrows. Let's crack on shall we? Smile

The darts

The darts come in a standard Harrows slimline case; nothing special here.

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And inside it are the darts, in a point protector.

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Here's a closer look at them:

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A very nice looking dart then! These are the 16g model (which I mistakenly assumed meant a 16g barrel, like steel tip. I was wrong Blush ). But how do they measure up?

Length

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Width

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Depth (front)

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Depth (rear)

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Drilled out quite far at the back then. Quite a short barrel, great for me (I think that's the norm with soft-tip barrels though?). Anyway, time to take some:

Weights

Here's just the stem and flight combo:

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And here's just the plastic point, which is light as anything (no surprise there).

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Here's the 3 barrels. Bear in mind the lightest one has had tungsten putty in (as part of a later test to see if I liked them heavier).

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And the whole setup as you get it:

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Good match weighting then, within .04 of each other. Now let's move on to:

Balance

Here's the balance point, with and without setup.

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Grip

I know the dart is the wrong way round here (that's double-2BA threads for you Big Grin ) but here's how I grip it:

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How they throw

Some throws later, here's how they landed in the board.

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These darts really surprised me. I'm used to 21-25g darts, so throwing these and feeling how they went and seeing I was almost more consistent than with my steels... it was a revelation. Big Grin I think I might just be a light-dart guy. Someone get me a set of 14g Hankeys so I can make sure I'm not just imagining things here. Tongue

Scores on the doors

Looks: 8.5/10. Very nice to look at, especially the Dimplex grip.
Match weighting: 9/10. 0.04 difference, very very good!
Value: 8.5/10. Slightly on the expensive side at £21 but great for the money.
Suitability for me: 10/10. LOVE 'EM. Big Grin
How nice to throw: 9/10. Brilliant grip, and lovely to throw, especially for such light barrels.

Final Score: 9.5/10. All I can say is this: WOW. Easily my new match darts I think. Never thought I'd be saying that about 14.5g barrels. Big Grin
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"And the devil did grin; for his darling sin is pride that apes humility." - Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Just got back into the game. Trying to decide what works for me after a while out!

High checkout: 124 (T20, T14, D11, steeltip)
Best 501 leg: 20 darts
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Nice plus 1
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Great review Josh and now your all mixed up from trying to figure what you should do lol lighter or heavier the decision is yours! Smile +1 mate Smile
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Dimplex where my very first darts. I bought them because my favorite player, Dennis Priestley used them.

Great review. Welcome to the "Light Side" Big Grin

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Nice review Josh, welcome to the Light Side! +1
Dabbler and over thinker...
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Current darts: Winmau Sniper 18g barrels; Lippoint plastic tips; #4 Fit Spinning shafts and Fit Super Shape flights
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How about Harrows Steel tip Dimplex , 22g, 49.2mm, 6.9mm
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Trying to find a new dart .....!! Looking for reviews
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