What I've learned about selecting darts
Do you think there is a differentiation to be made between a comfortable feeling dart and a dart that feels a little less comfortable in the hand, but ends up somehow being more accurate?.....
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(03-19-2018, 03:04 PM)GONKO Wrote: Do you think there is a differentiation to be made between a comfortable feeling dart and a dart that feels a little less comfortable in the hand, but ends up somehow being more accurate?.....
To me, I make a personal value judgement about whether darts are comfortable. Their girth, length, texturing, some just feel better to me. As to accuracy, it isn't really a quality of the darts, but in how I throw them. Some darts might cover over some of my flaws better, but in the end, I believe I could become equally proficient with any set of darts.
I value the feel of the dart over how I perform with it. If I'm going to have to practice with it daily for months and years, I want something that feels comfortable to make sure a bad feeling dart doesn't distract me.

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(07-15-2014, 12:34 PM)Nucky Wrote: Excellent post!!

I would also add in that what you see online isn't always what you get. I've ordered barrels that looked different from the photos and also didn't feel anywhere close to what I thought the grip would be. That being said, we are very fortunate that almost every dart online has its dimensions listed and usually more than one photo. My tip would be to get as much information as you can before ordering a set of darts.
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I’ve ordered three different sets in different weights with different styles of barrels. All fairly cheap so I can work out what I like best and take it from there.
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(02-04-2019, 02:14 PM)jamesr180 Wrote: I’ve ordered three different sets in different weights with different styles of barrels.  All fairly cheap so I can work out what I like best and take it from there.
Big Grin Sounds like a good way to go. Tongue
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There are four things that I always look for before selecting any dart.
1: Which material is it? silver or Nickel, I go for silver one always
2: Should be barrel shape
3: Third is its weight, as lighter weighted dart require less effort to throw but its goes in motion and more weighted dart require more effort but it move straight ahead.
4: Selecting the tip of barrel, either it should be hard or soft, soft tip is used on magnetic board and hard tip is used in cork board.
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huh, 1 & 4 are a joke?
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(11-21-2019, 02:50 PM)Cateye Wrote: huh, 1 & 4 are a joke?

don't forget 2 & 3 Big Grin
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Spend as few $ as you can and ask if you will be able to exchange them for another set after you use them for a short time. Getting the dart to fly and stick 'hot-straight-and normal' can be done by experimenting with shafts and flights which cost little. I suggest you buy darts, shafts and flights from a dart shop if you can find one. I find this way preferable to on line since you don't know which type of barrel will suit your way of shooting (throwing) them. If you are new to the sport it will take around a year of playing the game before you perfect your way of doing it and during that time you can try the different combinations of barrel, shaft and flight. CAUTION: CHANGING THE DART COMBINATION WHILE DEVELOPING YOUR STOKE CAN LEAD TO TRYING TO HIT A MOVING TARGET- DO NOT CHANGE THE WAY YOU DO IT TO MATCH WHAT THE DART DOES: CHANGE THE DART COMBINATION TO MATCH 'HOW YOU DO IT.' Just live with the way your new darts fly and stick while your stroke is developing.
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^^^^^
Fine advice from an acknowledged authority.

Cheers George...
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Always great hearing advise from you George. Your books are like bibles to so many.
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Good solid advice. Cheers man
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I bought so many sets of darts in the past few years, I forgot what the question was  Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin
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