Your stem length
Just wondering what everyone’s preferred stem size is.  I thought I favored intermediate size, but then I give shorts another try and they seem good too.

Shorts seem to fly faster.  Is it in my head, or is that true?
Started playing again in November 2017 after a 30 year hiatus.

Match darts - XQMax MVG Gen II  23g, Wolfram Infinity 20g Soft

Bottlesen GT's 24g new model, Bottlesen GT’s 24g 1980 model, Bottlesen 20g Gzt Soft, Harrows Pulse 24g, 
Blade 5 DC

180's: Yes
Best finish: 129 ( 19, T20, B) Pro-Darter
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All depends on the dart ,or more specifically for me the length of the barrel. Mostly use short and intermediate.
Experimenting is what helps you find the set up that works for you .
I find flight selection has a bigger impact on dart velocity . I get a wee wable if my dart set up is too long. Have fun .
 

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Prefer intermediate for my main set, but have used shorts.  For me, the darts nose down quicker when thrown and strike the board more tail up.  Not sure about flying faster with the same effort, but I find shorter stems allow me to throw harder with control.
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This.

But for my preferred barrel length I use midis
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(04-18-2018, 02:21 AM)Jefferz Wrote: Only available to view for active members with 5 or more posts click register to join Smile
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I second this  Smile, but I use L-style 260 & 330 length shafts.
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Normally Pro Grip intermediate size 3 (for barrel length around 50mm).
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2017 stats:                            2018 stats:
200 x 180 score                       94 x 180 score
129 x 100+ finish                      54 x 100+ finish
170 highest finish                     160 highest finish (2x)
Best leg; 12 darts (2x)              Best leg; 11 darts

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Almost always mediums, occasionally tweenies but cannot use shorts as I am a rear gripper and with short stems the flights touch my hand
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Gladiator 2 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
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20 gram Darts Clearance, Harrows super grip fusion stems, Rapide flights with Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average                 

                                                          
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Unicorn Phase 5 sigma pro mediums for me
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That's a bit personal isn't it?

Short BTW Sad
Monster Helios 3 22g
One80 Vice stems
Black shape L Style flights 
Gold champagne caps 
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Completely agree.  Generally for me it breaks down something like this:

Barrel length ~53mm = short stems; ~50mm = tweenie; ~45mm = medium

My current match darts are 53mm long so I have shorts on those.  Anything longer and I smack myself in the shoulder when I pull back and find the overall length a bit too long for my tastes.
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