Voks Darts - Soft Steel - Spirit Darts
Picked these up today at our local dart shop, A Bit of England.  My engineer curiosity got the best of me a little...but despite the lower weight, I really, really like these darts.  If you haven’t seen these yet, they’re spring loaded steel tip or soft tip, the tips are loaded from the rear, and weight adjustable.

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With the brass plunger installed.

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With the tungsten plunger installed.

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With new flights and shafts and steel tips.

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With soft tips installed.

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They throw great and they’re a little more quiet hitting my Winmau Blade 5. I’m really liking these darts!
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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Interesting dart and concept. I'm confused by your pics of the weight; the one that is 21.4 appears that the plunger is in the scale lid?
Clearly I'm not getting something right.
Wish I could try before buying... definitely not cheap.
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The plunger in the scale lid, is the brass plunger. The tungsten plunger is in the barrel.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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***UPDATE***

So, I’ve had some issues.

1.  The steel points didn’t hold up to well, they mushroomed (badly) when they hit the wire and bounced out.  When I sharpened the tips to take the mushroomed area away, I realized the sharpener was removing steel WAY to easy.  The steel is way to soft for the steel tip conversations.  A proper heat treat might be in order?

2.  Customer Service was quick to help, sort of...

      a.  The first round to help me out, they sent me fulcrum tips...which fall right through the soft steel dart barrels (they don’t fit).

      b.  The second attempt, they sent me soft tips???  Not sure how that fixes my issue.  This one made me, well...done with Voks.

The mushroomed point:

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This is all a little disheartening, considering this is a $99US set of darts.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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19 is light dart ? Funny
BTW nice set and interesting concept ,hope they fly well
180-2(32)
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(03-15-2019, 01:28 AM)Troll Wrote: 19 is light dart ? Funny
BTW nice set and interesting concept ,hope they fly well

They do fly well (for me), and I can see continued use as soft tip darts.  However, Voks still haven’t convinced me that the heat treat issue for the set of steel tips was a one-off problem.  And, their customer service has not given me a lot of confidence that the issue will be rectified.

The current weight  of the barrels is 20.4 grams.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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I've got 7 sets of Voks darts but they're all fixed point steel tip, I've not tried their other types. I'm surprised you had a problem with their customer service, they've always been excellent with me, I tend to contact 'Christina Voks' on fb though.
Monster Helios 3 22g
One80 Vice stems
Black shape L Style flights 
Gold champagne caps 
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Update #2

So, Voks has made things right. I got a sincere letter of apology and they sent me two new sets of steel tips for my Soft Steel “Spirit” Darts. We’re all squared up, and all is forgiven. Thank you to Voks Darts for making things right!

I will be putting a set of the new tips through testing to see if we have the same issues.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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I love Voks to death.  I used to have a set of the soft steel in what they used to call Raptor, but now call Tomcat (I think).  I wish I'd hanged onto them. The middle dart, here: https://photos1.blogger.com/img/16/1761/...%20005.jpg

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