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Steel Tip & Soft Tip Question
Hey guys, I have another question. I have been using my soft tip darts (with conversion tips) to play steel tip. My soft tips are 18 grams, I think 20 grams with the steel tip conversions on. I also have a set of steel tips that weigh 23 grams. My question is, do people try and stay consistent with the weight when playing both soft tip and steel tip when switching back and forth? Like, when the dartslives pros go play steel tip, are they using the same darts setup when moving over to steel tip? Or do the pros have a different set for steel tip and a completely different set for soft tip? Hopefully that was clear enough...lot's of questions.

When I try using my 23 gram steel tip darts, I am just flat out horrible...I mean, I can't hit anything. I play much better using my soft tip darts with the conversion tips. This is why the question came through my head about switching back and forth and using the same equipment or different equipment etc.
Soft Tip: Bottelson Gorilla Grip Barrels 90% Tungsten, 18 Grams, L-Style In-Between Shafts, L-Style Standard Slim Flights, L-Style Short tips
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I think it different for each person i try and keep mine within about 2 grams difference. But one of the best to ever do it phil taylor i think his steel tip are around 28 gram and when he did his soft tip games in japan recently i doubt his soft tip darts were anywhere near that yet he threw a couple perfect 501 games.
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(02-06-2015, 06:03 PM)cweb8123 Wrote: I think it different for each person i try and keep mine within about 2 grams difference. But one of the best to ever do it phil taylor i think his steel tip are around 28 gram and when he did his soft tip games in japan recently i doubt his soft tip darts were anywhere near that yet he threw a couple perfect 501 games.

I saw those matches online. That was another reason I asked because I was like, "there is no way he is throwing steel tip weight".
Soft Tip: Bottelson Gorilla Grip Barrels 90% Tungsten, 18 Grams, L-Style In-Between Shafts, L-Style Standard Slim Flights, L-Style Short tips
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Dartslive rules state you can use a 25 gram dart. So it's only a best guess to what weight Phil was really using. I notice that most Japanese players that switch over to steel tip use a light-ish dart in the 18-21 gram range.

I've always used a light dart when playing both. I used to play in a steel tip league on Monday and a soft tip league on Tuesday. My steel tips at the time were right around 19.5 grams total weight and my soft tips were probably around 16 grams.

In all reality it only takes a few minutes of practice to get used to any weight within reason imo.
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I agree with Cyanide, but if you say you throw "horrible and cant hit anything" with the 23g steel tips, just keep using the soft tips with conversions.

If you really want to be a stickler for being consistent, Ive heard the Lstyle Lip Points are the same weight as soft tips but made for sisal boards. I heard they wear down and you have to change them every so often, but you would pretty much be throwing the same dart no matter what game you are playing.

But now the next question is does the extra 2.75 inches matter? Like Cyanide says I bet its all the same after a quick warm up. edit: unless you're Bobby George. I just rewatched the golden arrows vids on youtube and Bobby George says regarding the extra 3 inches, "ask your wife." haha. Cant get it to go to the exact time on my embed, but this link will take you there. 7minutes and 47seconds in.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdxL_DZJRrQ#t=7m47s

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