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Shot Longitude 917 Series 3 24g darts review

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This is another set of darts from Shots Longitude range of darts with longer than usual barrels.

This is the steel tip 917 series 3 model. They are 24g and 90% tungsten as mentioned in the previous reviews the Longitude range is in a series from 0 to 5 in both soft and steel tip. There is also a 22 and 26 gram version. They cost around £36 from Dartswarehouse, depending on the exchange rate. Here is the link to this model: Longitude 917 Series 3


CONTENTS AND PACKAGING:

The darts are in a slim box with a plastic tray inside holding the darts which are fitted with Shot stems, and there is a set of shot transparent flights.

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The barrels are a long tapered style being wider at the rear half and tapering to a thin nose. The rear of the barrel has a very nice and quite high level double micro ringed grip whereas the front half is a low level wide ring and groove style grip.

DIMENSIONS:

Length:

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Width:

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Detailed Dimensions:

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WEIGHT:

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Weight of the full set up as supplied:

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BALANCE:

The balance was kind of curious as looking at the dart you may think its more rear weighted than it is, but with nothing attached it was just front of centre:

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With the supplied set up the balance moved to the rear but not as much as I thought it might:

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

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MY GRIP WITH THESE DARTS:

I was gripping just front of centre, the barrel gets quite thin near the nose but I felt quite comfy with this grip but prefer the very nice feel of the rear grip so its a pity that did not continue the full length of the barrel.

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Darts landed in my usual angle which I was not expecting:

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CONCLUSION:

Its kind of strange but these darts look to be made for a rear gripper and as a front gripper I found they flew rather well. I had the same revelation with the Robert Wagner darts in the past, the first ones he had were this kind of shape but flew fine with my front grip.

They are good darts to throw and very enjoyable but I really like the micro ring grip on the rear and sadly its not where I grip the barrel Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Its a shame it did not run the full length of the barrel as it would make for a very nice feel gripping at the front like I do. There is nothing wrong with the front half as it is its just that rear grip is so nice Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

The darts seem to be very nicely balanced just around the centre, maybe a touch past it and I did have a throw from there and the rear but did not throw so well, I know its not my natural grip but still I threw worse than I expected at those positions lol.

But throwing with my front grip was surprising as I just did not expect it to work well but it did. I got the odd dart that kind of swayed sideways but I think that was more because of the thinness of the barrel and my release than anything else. On the whole though they feel a very nice and easy dart to throw and were much more stable through the air than I was expecting them to be. Pleasantly surprised overall.

Oh and I hit a Robin Hood and a Shang Hai in my video lol, No 180 sadly Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Its a very nice set of darts again from Shot with nice machining and grip. So who will the barrels suit? A tough one as they seem to be designed for rear grippers but work quite well with my front grip, guess its a case of suck em and see really Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

SUMMARY RATINGS:

Looks: 8 (nice design)
Grip: 8 (for the rear. on a 1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 9 (very close)
Quality: 8.5 (very nicely made)
Value: 7.5 (fine)
Suitability for me: 7.5 (I enjoyed throwing these and they seem to work well)

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how would storm points fit on them?
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Great review Darren. They are very nicely made. I have the soft tip no.5 - 14g version. My front grip works well too, but like you I would like the micro grip all along the barrel too.
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Another awesome review as expected, great job bud!!! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Great review as usual Darren but should stop reading them as they make me think mmmmmm they're nice must try them LOL
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Mr Getagrip, If you're in to the micro grip have a look at the Puma/Shot Invader3 series
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(04-25-2015, 06:05 PM)MichelBarre Wrote: how would storm points fit on them?

no idea, dont use them really and dont have a re-pointer but may get some in the future

(04-25-2015, 11:25 PM)Tormentor Wrote: Great review Darren. They are very nicely made. I have the soft tip no.5 - 14g version. My front grip works well too, but like you I would like the micro grip all along the barrel too.

Thanks Shawn, kind of strange how it would work for front grippers I think?

(04-25-2015, 11:53 PM)Shanesaw Wrote: Another awesome review as expected, great job bud!!! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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(04-26-2015, 12:19 AM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: Great review as usual Darren but should stop reading them as they make me think mmmmmm they're nice must try them LOL

Thanks Chris, lol it never ends though, its a good job darts dont cost £100's

(04-26-2015, 08:48 AM)Little al Wrote: Mr Getagrip, If you're in to the micro grip have a look at the Puma/Shot Invader3 series

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Good review Darren :whodaman:
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Another top review. I agree in that they would be more appealing for me also if the micro grip ran the full length of the barrel
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