Storm points
So I got some storm points a while back when I bought some darts on here and despite everything I'd heard about them being prone to snapping decided to fit them in my match darts and give them a go. 

First impressions were great but less than a week later...

https://imgur.com/a/AO8cbYF

I'll be sticking to regular points or Voks Tornadoes from now on.
Bulls NL 501 pyramid grip 24g
L Style flights & stems
Unicorn Volute points
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Gutted for you, I’ve only broken 1 in 5 years and it went hitting a treble wire.
Not broken any since I started to chamfer the point hole slightly as ( no gap, won’t snap ) instructed. Only ever use smooth storms though. Grooves ones belong with alloy stems, in the bin!
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ONE80 Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore  charcoal flights and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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Nightmare, I've been using storms for a while now and not had an issue. I guess it's the same as when you get a set of flights + stems that last ages then you break 3 in a week, they must just be vulnerable to a particular type of impact.
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That's some bad luck right there, sorry to hear it, how does one go about getting the broken part out?
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(03-31-2019, 09:46 PM)RobJon Wrote: That's some bad luck right there, sorry to hear it, how does one go about getting the broken part out?

 Boil it in a pan of alum powder solution for around 5-6 hours
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Current Board 
ONE80 Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore  charcoal flights and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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(03-31-2019, 09:49 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote:
(03-31-2019, 09:46 PM)RobJon Wrote: That's some bad luck right there, sorry to hear it, how does one go about getting the broken part out?

 Boil it in a pan of alum powder solution for around 5-6 hours

Ahhh it corrodes the steel but doesn't damage the tungsten, brilliant.
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(03-31-2019, 09:51 PM)RobJon Wrote:
(03-31-2019, 09:49 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote:
(03-31-2019, 09:46 PM)RobJon Wrote: That's some bad luck right there, sorry to hear it, how does one go about getting the broken part out?

 Boil it in a pan of alum powder solution for around 5-6 hours

Ahhh it corrodes the steel but doesn't damage the tungsten, brilliant.

Pyrex jug though LOL
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Current Board 
ONE80 Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
Darts
Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore  charcoal flights and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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(03-31-2019, 09:49 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote:
(03-31-2019, 09:46 PM)RobJon Wrote: That's some bad luck right there, sorry to hear it, how does one go about getting the broken part out?

 Boil it in a pan of alum powder solution for around 5-6 hours

Cheers Chris, that's my next question answered :Smile

Do you have a link for any alum powder? I can see loads on Amazon but I've seen some comments on fb that they're not all actually alum so want to make sure I get the right thing!
Bulls NL 501 pyramid grip 24g
L Style flights & stems
Unicorn Volute points
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This is what I used, under two pounds from EBay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100g-Alum-Fat...xyc2pTZhnQ


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Be sure to use a pyrex jug/baking dish ( nothing metallic as it attacks steel ) keep "just boiling" and topping up the water until the steady stream of bubbles from the point hole stops. Mine took around 5 hours. 
Be sure you dont let it boil dry.
[Image: GEpKdcf.png] 
Current Board 
ONE80 Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
Darts
Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore  charcoal flights and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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(04-01-2019, 09:13 AM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: This is what I used, under two pounds from EBay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100g-Alum-Fat...xyc2pTZhnQ



Be sure to use a pyrex jug/baking dish ( nothing metallic as it attacks steel ) keep "just boiling" and topping up the water until the steady stream of bubbles from the point hole stops. Mine took around 5 hours. 
Be sure you dont let it boil dry.

Brilliant, thanks again!
Bulls NL 501 pyramid grip 24g
L Style flights & stems
Unicorn Volute points
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(04-01-2019, 09:13 AM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: This is what I used, under two pounds from EBay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100g-Alum-Fat...xyc2pTZhnQ



Be sure to use a pyrex jug/baking dish ( nothing metallic as it attacks steel ) keep "just boiling" and topping up the water until the steady stream of bubbles from the point hole stops. Mine took around 5 hours. 
Be sure you dont let it boil dry.
For future reference, does the alum powder affect the paint, if any, on your dart?
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Not trying to hijack this thread but I used Alum to try and get storms out of a set of Aden Kirk darts and it did change the color of the 90% tungsten, and made them a bit darker. My guess is that the Alum was not as pure as the type shown in this thread.
I ended up having "Hands on Darts" remove the point for me. Now that was pretty easy to do but now the darts are in the drawer and I never throw them anyhow. LOL
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No discolouration on my Hellfires at all
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Current Board 
ONE80 Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
Darts
Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore  charcoal flights and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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None on mine either, I can't tell which dart it was
Bulls NL 501 pyramid grip 24g
L Style flights & stems
Unicorn Volute points
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I’ve used alum on Taylor Gen 1’s and the blue pixels came out fine... also I did take the points out of the other 2 darts and put them in the alum as well to make sure they would all look the same at the end.
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