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My Old Champions Choice Practice Board
I got this in 94 and I have more bounce-outs than you can shake a stick at!

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(03-26-2015, 06:01 PM)CTsan Wrote: I got this in 94 and I have more bounce-outs than you can shake a stick at!

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I use a WINMAU Masters board as a practice board and its got staples and round wiring and looks very similar to your Champions Choice board.

My thinking is that if I can hit 140's / 180's and finish 501 in 21 darts (with bounce outs) on the Masters Board that come league night I'm in with a chance of winning my game.
Darts: Winmau 23g Viking Raiders (Atomised Grip) & Unicorn John Lowe World Champion 23g
Stems: One80 Medium Proplast Clear
Flights: Unicorn Core Pear
Dartboard: Red Dragon Hi-Score 2 (By Nodor)
Best competitive 3 dart checkout:  118 - Treble 20, Single 18, Double 20
Best competitive 2 dart checkout:  63 - Outer Bull, Double 19


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(03-26-2015, 06:51 PM)Dai The Dapp Wrote:
(03-26-2015, 06:01 PM)CTsan Wrote: I got this in 94 and I have more bounce-outs than you can shake a stick at!

[Image: https://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu95...kanuwo.jpg]

I use a WINMAU Masters board as a practice board and its got staples and round wiring and looks very similar to your Champions Choice board.

My thinking is that if I can hit 140's / 180's and finish 501 in 21 darts (with bounce outs) on the Masters Board that come league night I'm in with a chance of winning my game.

I agree!
When I can hit a ton+ consistently on this board I feel pretty good. But there is a weird bipolar effect that happens to me when I hit a crap load of 60’s with 1 or more darts sitting on the wire. I’m thinking dam another 60, but on a regular board it would be ton+!
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(03-26-2015, 07:21 PM)CTsan Wrote:
(03-26-2015, 06:51 PM)Dai The Dapp Wrote:
(03-26-2015, 06:01 PM)CTsan Wrote: I got this in 94 and I have more bounce-outs than you can shake a stick at!

[Image: https://i637.photobucket.com/albums/uu95...kanuwo.jpg]

I use a WINMAU Masters board as a practice board and its got staples and round wiring and looks very similar to your Champions Choice board.

My thinking is that if I can hit 140's / 180's and finish 501 in 21 darts (with bounce outs) on the Masters Board that come league night I'm in with a chance of winning my game.

I agree!
When I can hit a ton+ consistently on this board I feel pretty good. But there is a weird bipolar effect that happens to me when I hit a crap load of 60’s with 1 or more darts sitting on the wire. I’m thinking dam another 60, but on a regular board it would be ton+!

That's the feeling that I get with this type of board in a nutshell! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Darts: Winmau 23g Viking Raiders (Atomised Grip) & Unicorn John Lowe World Champion 23g
Stems: One80 Medium Proplast Clear
Flights: Unicorn Core Pear
Dartboard: Red Dragon Hi-Score 2 (By Nodor)
Best competitive 3 dart checkout:  118 - Treble 20, Single 18, Double 20
Best competitive 2 dart checkout:  63 - Outer Bull, Double 19


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I have an old Nodor Champions choice round wire and staple board.
They are frustrating as you also get a lot of bounce outs (which is more frustrating than missing).
I could only tolerate playing on it for 10 mins, and would still have a hand full of bounce outs.

Went to the Bandit pro trainer board and still find it frustrating, but with out the bounce out!!Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Problem is with these boards is that I tend to force the dart more in my throw. This then makes my darts more erratic.
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looks in good nick.
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(03-27-2015, 09:36 AM)Getagrip Wrote: looks in good nick.

I will say there have been a lot of darts thrown at it over the years and it does still look in good shape.

Now it hangs in my office at work and doesn't see as much use as it should.
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I've posted a board I believe to be slightly older than your one, but it seems to be the same spider as yours. It is my only board, but the bounce outs are lethal, had to jump out the way a few times myself.

Nice board!
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(03-29-2015, 11:24 AM)conanthewarrior Wrote: I've posted a board I believe to be slightly older than your one, but it seems to be the same spider as yours. It is my only board, but the bounce outs are lethal, had to jump out the way a few times myself.

Nice board!

LOL! Me too!
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Had one just like that several years ago and I found it frustrating more than helpful. Like mentioned, between the bounceouts from hitting wires and frustration from getting SO close to the treble, but missing more than hitting them only saw me throwing at it for 15-20 minutes at a time before replacing it with an official board.

I thought it would help my game, but in the long run, it really didn't.
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Interesting points guys...

I recently rehung mine, I certainly agree with the amount of bounce outs, it's insane but then the wires are huge...

This Board only helps my back... Picking darts off the floor is great back exercise and you get plenty of bounce outs.


I also used to think that if the dart was grazing the outside wire it would be inside the wire on the Official Board..  On today's boards the Trebles are huge, so yeah... it would be scoring the lipstick, granted it would just be in by the smallest of margins..

If you played on a board from the 80's... you'd be hitting the wires as the Tebble area was smaller in diameter.

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About to head up for a visit to my Mom in Maine.
Since our last visit, when I found and hung my old college board in the barn, we have replaced our weird 1994 Marlboro red no-name board at home with a glorious new Gladiator 3+.  I’ve become quite used to the luxuries of this modern target and am no longer apt to be as fast on my feet while avoiding the numerous bounces off the old boards.  I’ve been worrying about that in the lead up to our trip

These posts here have helped put a good spin on my dread at having to spend a few weeks throwing on my 87-88 era Nodor SupaBull.  I can write off the annoyance of thick wires, Staples and bounce outs as stress training.  

Thanks for that!

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