Red Dragon budget darts
Posted this on Facebook too.
Finally got my darts in the mail.
Got a set of Red Dragon Hell Fire A in 24g and Red Dragon Defenders in 23g.
These are definitely budget darts. I'm a beginner so no point in spending a lot until I know exactly what I want.
Both sets are good but the Defenders suit me almost perfectly.
My accuracy jumped noticeably with both sets but especially with the Defenders.
The Hell Fire's were £10.50 and the Defenders £9.90 and after the VAT was deducted they were both under £9.
These are definitely good value for the money.
Throwing them I found the Hell Fires a bit too heavy for my liking. I had thought that the 22g would be too light as that was the weight of my previous Ni/Au set.
It turns out that 23g feels perfect and the weight on the Defender is forward which lets me grip a little further up the barrel. They have an aggressive grip. It's a grip level 4 with a saw tooth kind of design ring groove. The grip is angled to the rear so you get a great push but the grips slide forward. Love them. The barrel gets slightly thicker towards the front of the dart but it's still slim enough to fit three darts in a treble.
I'll let you know if that ever happens. LOL
The Hell Fires have a straight barrel with a plain ring grooved design.
The grip is level 3.
These are mid weighted and feel quite comfortable.
Having thrown both I prefer the more aggressive grip.
Either one of these darts would make a perfectly fine set of working darts.
Both came with poly shafts and two sets of flights along with a bar wallet.
I've switched the shafts as I found that the Hell Fire shaft was a touch longer than the Defender shaft. Both seem to fly better after the switch.
I'll add some photos later.
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Looking forward to the pics. They are quality darts regardless of the price. In most cases it is the players name that shoves up the price.
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Throwing the Hell Fire A's myself at 22 gram, inexpensive yes however they're worth their weight in gold IMHO.
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                    The pics.
The red set are the Hell Fires and the black set are the Defenders.
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They are both amazing value for quality darts, the Hellfire A have been my go to dart for a long time.
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Nice grab! I've considered a set of the Hellfires myself. I must say, the most inexpensive darts I own are my current favorites!
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Nice write up on the darts. Good to see that to quality darts can be bought for not very much money at all
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Anybody tried the Javelins? They're next on my hitlist!!

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(02-05-2017, 04:22 PM)Yuillsy Wrote: Anybody tried the Javelins? They're next on my hitlist!!

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If you like a no-nonsense, grippy, straight barrel, then just buy them already... Wink   The length (~54mm) may be a hair off-putting, but if you like, e.g. the Taylor Phase 1-3s or, say the Anderson Phase 3s you'll be just fine.
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(02-05-2017, 04:27 PM)wongerchi Wrote:
(02-05-2017, 04:22 PM)Yuillsy Wrote: Anybody tried the Javelins? They're next on my hitlist!!

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If you like a no-nonsense, grippy, straight barrel, then just buy them already... Wink   The length (~54mm) may be a hair off-putting, but if you like, e.g. the Taylor Phase 1-3s or, say the Anderson Phase 3s you'll be just fine.
Sounds perfect thanks. I'll need to wait a while. Just sold a few sets on eBay and used the funds for a set of Daytona fires!!!

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