Target Carrera Azzurri AZ01 24g
I've been looking for the perfect grippy dart for some time. Its no easy quest, especially as I watch MvG throw those aged barrles, Michael Smith throw his plain looking darts, Gary Anderson much the same. Lets not even get into Steven Bunting! Is a heavy grip really the right way to go? Well, for me I think it is. I had recently had the Harrows Sonics which I read in a review here were fairly grippy, but they still weren't quite what I wanted. I wanted to try the Pixel grip and I have a soft spot for Target, I'm not sure why, and I read these Azzurris are even grippier. So I decided to try these. They come in at 50mm long by 7.15mm wide.

I apologize, I just dont have the patience to give them the full Getagrip treatment. But I'll do my best
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These aren't the bundled flights and shafts. They come with shorts, I use tweenies. 

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My DSLR is home, so the pics are just cellphone quality, apologies again!

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Can you guess my favorite color?

The darts definitely have a premium feel and look. The pixel grip is something else. One thing that was part of my purchase decision, especially on these particularly compared to the AZ02s or 03s was the bump at the top of the barrel near the shaft. I like having a reference point for my finger there. In practice though, I must say I feel it a bit too much of a bump though and I wish it was a tad smaller, but thats a preference thing. Another thing, my previous 4 sets were all straight barrels, and I decided to try tapered ones this time. 

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I dont know about anyone else, but a new set of darts is like taking darts steroids to me. On the first day or two I always go nuts, and I quickly threw this 180 which must be my cleanest ever. I also reduced my best leg to 12 darts, and have had 5 perfect darts towards a 9er on two occasions. Averages have gone up, and I've put up a couple of my best nights in our league since I got these

I dont have scales to weigh the darts, but I find the 24g to feel very weighty compared to the 22/23 I'm used to. I would have gone lower but the AZ01s only go down to 24g. 

Ultimately there is only so much I can say about the dart that isn't influenced by my own preference and how I play. I am a rear gripper, but the grip is so strong throughout the barrel that no matter where you grip it you will be good, if you like a grippy dart. Nothing else I've held has home close. 

One thing I want to mention. Order some extra flights with these! The side effect of the great grip is the barrels chew up flights like nothing I've ever seen. I even went and got some 150 microns to use with them, but in practice I found the more rigid flight to damage even easier, as opposed to slimmer ones that give a bit before they chip or nick. (regular thickness flights below)
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Take notice to the middle one there. How did that even happen? But keep this in mind, if you use these darts and can group with any regularity, be prepared to change them out often! I practice daily and I find myself changing flights two or three times a week now, if I was competing more often, so would be the regularity I put on new ones. That said, I dont think the barrels have banged up too much in the time I've had them, so thats good, as I was concerned about that in the beginning. I would expect the grip to last some time. 

I have to say I really enjoy these so far, I've played well but for me personally, they still aren't quite perfect. But I really cant complain as far as the grip goes, any issues I have now in my throw, I know the factor is only me. I really need to keep working on the consistency in how I grip the dart, and these having such good grip and reference points will only help with that. I still think I'm going to get those Daytona Fire GTs, maybe thats what I'll ask for for christmas this year. For the grip seeker though, these are definitely worth a try. If your form is consistent, I think your darts will fly so as well with these. 

Looks: 9 
Grip: 10
Weight match: cant say
Quality: 9
Value: 7 (at this price would like to see an extra set of shafts or flights or something)
I love the looks of these darts and your photos do them justice. I wonder if storms would help saving the flights a bit longer
Nice little review great looking set
Nice review - I can only imagine the damage they would inflict on moulded flights.

Are the points longer than normal? I notice my darts that have long points tend to catch flights more often and funnel them onto that sharp leading edge of the barrel. A Cheap Trident cone would fix that - shame they don't come in blue.
Ryk is currently using:-
 鈴木 未来  Jadeite 24g
::  Alamo White Short :: - Harrows 75μm Angelite Fights  :: Winmau Blade 6 ::
Nice review, thanks Smile
B: 23g   S: Short   F: Standard   180s: 2
Nice review and a great set of darts! These were my match darts for about 6 months, and had my customs based on them. I use them with L Style flights and stems and they don't get damaged at all, maybe as they're worn in a bit now and not quite as sharp
Winmau Vengeance 22g
Short black/clear One80 Vice Gradient stems 
Black standard L Style flights 
Silver champagne caps 
Nice review and brilliant pictures.  
I love the mention of the trashed flights. Big Grin
Great review.

I put Silver Nano Grip points on my set of Azzurri Cortex CX2, very good darts. Can't see me ever throwing them again though.
Target Carrera C5 (23g)
Target Pro Grip Clear Short Stems
Target Vision Fade Black Punched Flights 
Target Titanium Slot Lock Rings
Target Storm Nano Grip Black 26mm Points

Unicorn Eclipse HD2 Pro Edition Board
Unicorn Striker Black Surround
Target Corona Vision Light System

2019: 56
2018: 27

Beautiful pictures with that review. amount of flight protector will help prevent such damage from grouping alone!
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Current Dart in Use: Quantum Darts Paradox 17.5gm
Nice looking darts.
Thanks for the great review.
If you know what I'm doing, don't tell me ..... I find bliss in my confusion.   


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