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Alan Norris darts review 22g

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I bought these from A180 a while ago, there is a barrels only option of £18.90 or for £21.90 you can have a full set up. I bought the full set up for the extra £3 which was rather disappointing as it was just a standard bar wallet and some nylon stems and plain poly flights, I guess I was expecting at least some signature flights, but in the past there has been some packaging too, ooh well never mind Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

So I got a bar wallet, black medium nylon stems and what appears to be plain black 75 micron standard flights. The Barrels are rather nice though and are 90% tungsten and are nicely machined.

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CLOSE UPS:

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The barrels have a very fine and very thin cut ring grip at the front and further up the barrel mixed in with more normal sized rings and grooves. Initially the grip felt grippier than it looked but was a similar feel to micro grip but a little finer. When my fingers got a little sweaty though it felt a bit slippy so over all I would say the grip is just medium to a low medium.

DIMENSIONS:

Length:

Handily for me the barrels are around the length I seem to suit:

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Width:

A slimish barrel:

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Detailed Dimensions:

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WEIGHT:

All 3 barrels were close to the stated weight and one was exactly 22g and the other 2 a tenth and just less than a tenth heavier so pretty close:

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Weight of the full set up:

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BALANACE:

With nothing attached the balance was just a little front of centre:

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With supplied set up it moved pretty much in the centre:

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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 was gripping these half on the fine grip at the front and half on the normal sized rings:

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Darts landed in upward angle in board:

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CONCLUSION:

These are very nicely made darts, the machining on the barrels is nicely done and they have a nice balance in the fingers and threw quite well too. I think they will suit middle and rear grippers equally as much as they did me with my front grip.

They only thing I would change if I could would be to may be make the grooves on the fine grip deeper, I think then it would add a little more grip and be a much better feel to the dart. When my fingers got a touch sweaty they were not getting as much purchase on the dart and kind of slipping over the finely cut rings which was not so good.

Other than that small issue I think they are a very good dart, the flight was nice and stable and pretty well balanced overall.

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SUMMARY RATINGS:

Looks: 8 (looks nice)
Grip: 6 (on a 1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 7 (ok)
Quality: 7.5 (seems nicely made)
Value: 8 (decent price)
Suitability for me: 7.5 (not bad at all, nice to throw)

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Great review as always. Interesting you measure them at 6.38 when both a180 and dc list them as 6.2
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Grip you're the man, we are so spoiled with your awesome reviews! +1 Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Excellent review once again!!! Mine are signed by the man himself Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(12-23-2014, 02:20 AM)Nucky Wrote: Excellent review once again!!! Mine are signed by the man himself Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Grip signed them? Sorry but that decrease`s value dramatic
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Excellent review as ever. A set of these is on my 'wants' list. +1
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No worries there - I will never part with them Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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(12-23-2014, 02:20 AM)Nucky Wrote: Excellent review once again!!! Mine are signed by the man himself Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Grip signed them? Sorry but that decrease`s value dramatic
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Nice review!
Good looking darts and great you can just buy the barrels only option.
Wish other darts makers/sellers would offer this option.

Just get sick of all the cheap wallets, flights and stems which you have to pay for.
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Your amazing Darren - in awe of your reviews mate !
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Look forward to your reviews almost like a new set of darts.
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Nice review mate, you beat Neil every time Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Great review buddy +1!
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