Winmau Sniper, 23 gram – a mid-to-rear gripper’s review
(01-07-2017, 01:08 AM)Alex Wrote: Nice work WhiskyPops, great review. They're a shorter dart than I expected, and I see what you mean now about where you grip. I fancied a tapered dart, the grouping improvement really attracted me but I struggle to grip them. I really need to try more to see how I get on.

Good work anyhow! I'd +1 you if I could from tapatalk

Thanks Alex!

Personally I tend to struggle with grip on most slim straight darts with low grip. More grip results in better throwing with straight darts. Purely due to consistent gripping I gained a lot with these kind of specialist shaped darts.

Grouping for me is quite easy with the right straight dart. The fat part of such a tapered barrel still causes a lot of bounce offs into the 1 or 5 or single 20, even if it's a well thrown dart.

Anyway, I feel like my grip at the front of the scallop is a bit unconventional maybe, as you'd initially want to place perhaps your fingers into the full scallop. Just play around a bit with that, maybe you would even like a full rear grip on the micro ringed part? Or pulling the dart from around the area where the barrel only balance point is located?
Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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Nice pictures and nice review. Made me order a set, I got the 22g version and with smooth storm points. Looks like it should fit my grip well. Time will tell. Thanks!
Match darts - 22g Customs
Best 501 - 11 Darts
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(01-07-2017, 01:55 AM)John_B Wrote: Nice pictures and nice review. Made me order a set, I got the 22g version and with smooth storm points. Looks like it should fit my grip well. Time will tell. Thanks!
Thank you John! Theyl 22 g have a ring grip on the front part, which is not so grippy, that's why I sold those off.
Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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Yea, i don't normally​ like buying darts without trying them first but I've always wanted a scalloped dart like this and I don't need too much grip in the front if the scallop works for me. 22g is my preferred weight and I liked the consistent ring grip throughout.
Match darts - 22g Customs
Best 501 - 11 Darts
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I also warmheartedly recommend kite flight for some fun sniper stacking..


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Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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(01-07-2017, 01:49 PM)WhiskyPops Wrote: I also warmheartedly recommend kite flight for some fun sniper stacking..

Are you using long stems there WP? I would think they were a wee bit too long for a near 50mm barrel, and I would be scared of poking my eye out.

This is my current setup using shorts with standard flights


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(01-07-2017, 05:42 PM)Jefferz Wrote:
(01-07-2017, 01:49 PM)WhiskyPops Wrote: I also warmheartedly recommend kite flight for some fun sniper stacking..

Are you using long stems there WP? I would think they were a wee bit too long for a near 50mm barrel, and I would be scared of poking my eye out.

This is my current setup using shorts with standard flights
Medium stems, nothing special Jefferz. I throw from besides the face, so no problems like Gando Big Grin I sometimes wear glasses but also sometimes lenses, so throwing close to my face is not comfy.
Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

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I don't think I've seen anyone throwing from the side of their face before.
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(01-07-2017, 05:52 PM)Jefferz Wrote: I don't think I've seen anyone throwing from the side of their face before.
King, Barney, Cullen...
Match Darts: Target Phil Taylor gen 3, 22 g
Best 501:
19 darts
180s (2017):
 91/60

180s (2018): 87
180s (2019): 7

Reply
(01-07-2017, 05:53 PM)WhiskyPops Wrote:
(01-07-2017, 05:52 PM)Jefferz Wrote: I don't think I've seen anyone throwing from the side of their face before.
King, Barney, Cullen...

I got curious and had a look on YouTube. I don't think any of them do throw from the side, but I can see why it looks like that in the case of Barney because he pulls it down to a place way below his eye, and Cullen doesn't pull it far back at all.

Here you can see clearly(for example, around 1:01) that King pulls it up to his eye
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HO5az6RRn0

Cullen (seen here at 23:01) is aiming as there is a line of sight between his eye and the board
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnLX7LtSqPc
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