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Peter Wright Snakebite 3 22g darts review


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I bought these darts a while ago actually, I think it may have been when he was around 5 or 6 models in.  I liked the look of them and thought they would be a nice shape for my throw.

They cost £26.90 from Red Dragon and are the Snakebite 3 model which is also available in silver and has 2 weights 22 and 26 grams.  The silver version is quite a bit cheaper at present at £17.90 and the original 26g Snakebite 2 26 bronze version is £25.90, all the same design just different coatings.  You can buy them here: Snakebite 3

The darts are 90% tungsten with a black pvd coating and come in a tri-fold wallet with a point protector, medium alloy stems, 2 sets of standard flights.  There is no rubber "O" rings fitted to the alloy stems which is very annoying as they did not stay tight on the barrels so I had to swap for some nylons.

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To me the black pvd coating was more like a darkish grey colour but on the smooth sections of the barrel it did have a nice tacky dry grip feeling but I guess with time like all coatings it will wear which is to be expected.  The main grip of the barrel is a kind of shallow angled shark grip which had a fair amount of bite and was a very nice grip on the whole, I would say its just about a high level.

DIMENSIONS:

Length:

A fairly short barrel.

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Width:

Barrel is thickest near the front.

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Detailed Dimensions:

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WEIGHT:

Matching of the barrels is a little mixed but its not far off the stated weight so nothing to really complain about but the difference between lightest and heaviest is 1.2 tenths of a gram, nothing I don't think anyone would notice unless your pedantic like me and weigh them lol Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Weight with the supplied set up:

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BALANCE:

With nothing attached the balance was just front of centre:

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With the supplied set up the balance moved pretty much bang in the middle of the barrel:

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Balance with my own medium, short and extra short nylon stems and standard 100 micron flights:

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I gripped these darts just in front of centre kind of half on the smooth and half on the shark grip:

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Darts landed in quite an upward angle in the board:

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CONCLUSION:

These are rather nice darts to throw for me.  They work quite well with my slightly loopy throw and were pretty nicely balance with my grip but I think they may have been a little better balanced with a centre or slightly to the rear grip.  I was more than happy with how they flew though and quite enjoyed throwing them.

The coating has a similar feel to the dry tacky feel I got on the Silica darts its a difficult thing to describe but it does add to the grip on the smooth sections.  I don't think it really does much on the main shark style grip though as the physical nature of that grip there overpowers any affect from the coating.

The razor/shark style grip has a very nice feel to it also and I think it helps in the forward pushing of the dart.  

The darts held a nice steady line through the air and felt nicely weighted to me, I think because they are only short barrels is probably why they felt so balanced in my frontish grip.

Not sure these will suit people who grip very near to the rear or if you really have to grip at the very nose too, I kind of moved my grip up a little but was comfortable with it.  I think centre grippers and people who like to grip just a little past centre may find the dart very nicely balanced so could be worth giving them a go.

SUMMARY RATINGS:

Looks: 7 (Has a kind of stealthy look)
Grip: 8 (on a 1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 7 (a little mixed but not massively out)
Quality: 8 (fine)
Value: 8 (decent price)
Suitability for me: 8 (flew nice and felt good to throw)

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Great review. You're really banging these things out quick now. But I can only imagine how much time each one takes. I saw the pics over on Google and though they might be drilled out in the back quite a bit, but came here and saw they were really short barrels. Surprised the grip is an 8. Looks a bit milder in the pics.

Well done again. I really enjoy checking out these reviews. One of my favorite parts about the site. Might sound a bit odd because I rarely ever use different darts personally but I always like seeing all the details and the match weight in particular. Perfect viewing for a numbers geek like me Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Darren you are becoming quite the reviewer my friend and a great one to boot - Thanks buddy.
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Nice review i really like thoose arrows with some sliktiks on them but not my dart style Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(12-21-2014, 05:17 PM)Cyanide Wrote: Great review. You're really banging these things out quick now. But I can only imagine how much time each one takes. I saw the pics over on Google and though they might be drilled out in the back quite a bit, but came here and saw they were really short barrels. Surprised the grip is an 8. Looks a bit milder in the pics.

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Cheers! I was undecided between 7, 7.5 or 8 for the grip, I think in the end I went with 8 simply because I can feel the grip kind of digging in to my thumb and finger as I push forward with it Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. Its kind of angled quite flat but I have quite deep finger print ridges so I can feel it probably more than some, but I think in the end its all personal opinion as we perceive it differently and also how the darts sit in your grip can make it feel different than when your just running your thumb along to test it initially.

(12-21-2014, 05:24 PM)*Saber* Wrote: Darren you are becoming quite the reviewer my friend and a great one to boot - Thanks buddy.

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(12-21-2014, 05:33 PM)slot Wrote: Nice review i really like thoose arrows with some sliktiks on them but not my dart style Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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(12-21-2014, 05:40 PM)Getagrip Wrote: but I think in the end its all personal opinion as we perceive it differently and also how the darts sit in your grip can make it feel different than when your just running your thumb along to test it initially.

Maybe. If it was just one person doing one review that might be opinion.

But keep in mind, this is what's so great about you doing a massive amount of reviews. You're so consistent from one review to the next. When you rate one dart a grip level of 6 and another a grip level 8 we all know which dart really is grippier.

You've set a high standard by doing such detailed reviews that when a person compares a few of them it will help them narrow down their choices when shopping for a new dart.
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(12-21-2014, 05:51 PM)Cyanide Wrote:
(12-21-2014, 05:40 PM)Getagrip Wrote: but I think in the end its all personal opinion as we perceive it differently and also how the darts sit in your grip can make it feel different than when your just running your thumb along to test it initially.

Maybe. If it was just one person doing one review that might be opinion.

But keep in mind, this is what's so great about you doing a massive amount of reviews. You're so consistent from one review to the next. When you rate one dart a grip level of 6 and another a grip level 8 we all know which dart really is grippier.

You've set a high standard by doing such detailed reviews that when a person compares a few of them it will help them narrow down their choices when shopping for a new dart.

Yeah its always hard to gauge things like the grip, sometimes just feeling them can be different when you throw them, as long as people understand that its a lot of personal opinion and just look at the review as a guide then that's fine really.

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I'm looking into these, is the grip area close o the same size as the Taylor 9fives ? I
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I cant remember if I still have them, I think I have and may have put them some where, if I do I will take a comparison pic Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(01-09-2015, 04:53 PM)Getagrip Wrote: I cant remember if I still have them, I think I have and may have put them some where, if I do I will take a comparison pic Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
sounds good. I had the 9fives but found the grip area really small for my fat fingers. I really like the snakebites.
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great review, i ordered some on friday based on this review, my current darts are the same size but front loaded torpedoes which i dont like, I feel like i have to throw them hard to stop them going in too nose down, hoping these with the COG further bach well be flatter
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Getagrip Wrote:Thanks James Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.  Hope you like them when they arrive Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Hoping they arrive today but ordered lunchtime on Friday so highly unlikely, im just an impatient bugger!!!

I'm presuming yours landed quite angled based on your throw/setup?
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