Designa darts
Anyone know the story on Designa? ie where they are made, parent company, quality control etc etc.
Thanks for any info.
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There's already threads in here about this, but basically Designa is Darts Corner's own brand in the same way that Victory Darts are Double Tops own brand (and the same darts). They are made by various companies - Nodor being the main one, but other companies darts such as Retriever and BW have been included in the ranges, and even old Unicorn and Target darts have been rebadged as Designa darts before as well.
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Designa is just a brand name for diverse darts mainly from Retriever and Nodor manufactured barrels.
Other darts shops use names as Victory, HT darts, Archer, Hi-Tec, ....
They are in no way worse than darts from other 'known' companies, so nothing speaks against trying some of these budget options.
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Here's one of the previous threads - I'm impressed I said pretty much the same thing in this thread from 3 years ago that I said above lol

https://www.dartsnutz.net/forum/showthre...?tid=23485
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Thanks
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I had a couple of sets of Designa darts and the rear was not drilled centrally where the stem goes in. So the stem would bobble around if you spun the dart at the point. 

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(09-18-2019, 01:00 PM)GONKO Wrote: I had a couple of sets of Designa darts and the rear was not drilled centrally where the stem goes in. So the stem would bobble around if you spun the dart at the point. 

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my unicorn Lewis do the same thing.
I blame all losses on it  Big Grin
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What everyone else said....

I can attest to quality control as a single customer !

I have purchased 4 barrels from Designa, and every set Was worth every penny. And they all are at the tops lf my list of favourite darts.

Never had any machining issues or deficiencies from my purchase over the last 12 months ......all the barrels were match weighted , never off by more then +-.01-02 If at all . . . .

Quality points, better than some popular brand supplied points .

Great quality for the prices. It is an excellent brand of darts to try and figure out your preferred shape / design of barrel as a dart player and not over spend!
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Another vote for Designas.

They're every bit as good as any other dart company out there.
They come in so many shape/weight options at reasonable prices, allowing experimentation without breaking the bank. Many people here make it sound like it's the place to figure out what you like before buying a more expensive set. IMO, there's no reason that you ever have to buy a more expensive set. The Designa only lack fancy but unnecessary extra grips/coatings and the extra associated costs.



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(09-23-2019, 02:33 PM)holmesness Wrote: Another vote for Designas.

They're every bit as good as any other dart company out there.
They come in so many shape/weight options at reasonable prices, allowing experimentation without breaking the bank. Many people here make it sound like it's the place to figure out what you like before buying a more expensive set. IMO, there's no reason that you ever have to buy a more expensive set. The Designa only lack fancy but unnecessary extra grips/coatings and the extra associated costs.

Absolutely, my match set in two different weights are Designa and my backups in a different shape are Designa.

Quite often I have a set or two of "better" darts in my Darts Corner basket and never checkout because what I have serves me perfectly well.
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B: 23g   S: Medium   F: Standard   180s: 1/25

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Well, I bought a set of the double ring grip black thunders 26 g and liked them so much I got another 3 sets. I got the 4 sets for the purpose of weighing all 12 darts to determine weight dispersion. I will post the results shortly but in the meantime does anyone know how to pronounce the name Designa?
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You can't go wrong with the Black Thunders SmileSmile

I pronounce it Design-ah

Like Designer, but with an "A"

Lol
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B: 23g   S: Medium   F: Standard   180s: 1/25

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OK here are the 12 weights in numerical order. I should have weighed the individual darts per set  but didn't think about it until I had pulled all 12 darts out of the packaging.  In appearance and finish all 12 seem to be flawless.
The darts were weighed on a PACT electronic digital reloading scale.
Designa Double Ring Grip Black Thunder 26g.

25.85
25.86
25.86
25.86
25.86
25.88
25.88
25.88
25.88
25.91
25.91
25.98

Not one dart weighed the advertised 26g but there is certainly some precision evident. Does a few hundreds of a g matter? Probably not, but don't advertise something that is false.
I really like them though and a matched set that I put together from the above weights has become my daily driver(at least for now).
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I actually think that grip type, barrel length and barrel diameter are more important than having the weight of the darts in a set absolutely match.
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Sure, none of them is 26g, but there's a decent argument to say almost all of them are 25.9g!
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B: 23g   S: Medium   F: Standard   180s: 1/25

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