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My question isn't so much which darts should I buy but more about how to buy them.

Plenty of online places to buy but what's the best way to avoid buying half a dozen sets until I find some I actually get along with?  Are there any shops around where you can be there for an hour or two and try out different weights and styles so I can narrow my choice down to, er, well, one set before buying.

Just trying to avoid buying some and then finding after a few weeks/days they just feel wrong.

Or does everyone here simply own a dozen sets? ;-)

Alan
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Alan you can always go the custom way. If you know your grip you can have a set made at a reasonable price pm me.
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I don't guess there are many people who simply own a dozen sets of darts
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(12-17-2015, 05:13 AM)SlingBlade Wrote: I don't guess there are many people who simply own a dozen sets of darts

You must be Nutz,,,,,Got 2 more sets on the way ,,,,,lol
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(12-16-2015, 09:39 PM)Millsy Wrote: My question isn't so much which darts should I buy but more about how to buy them.

Plenty of online places to buy but what's the best way to avoid buying half a dozen sets until I find some I actually get along with?  Are there any shops around where you can be there for an hour or two and try out different weights and styles so I can narrow my choice down to, er, well, one set before buying.

Just trying to avoid buying some and then finding after a few weeks/days they just feel wrong.

Or does everyone here simply own a dozen sets? ;-)

Alan

If there's no actual shop where you can try them then maybe you could go somewhere where there are other dart players e.g. a place where they play league on a league night. I'm sure if you were there having a throw on your own the league players would let you have a throw of their darts. Never met a player yet who didn't want to talk about his/her darts!

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Buy some cheap sets in a few different shapes and grips.

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Wheres the fun in only having a few sets ? LOL. If you buy a dart you dont get on with just trade it or stick it in the drawer like we all do
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Well, when I changed jobs and found the new place has a board I went out and bought some cheap darts from Sports Direct. Cost about a fiver. I feel i get on with them ok tbh but wish to take up the sport a little more 'officially' (if you will) and find a local pub league or something so wanted something a little 'better', at least in my mind. Hopefully, true players will not laugh at cheap darts if I can throw them relatively straight but I want to feel better about them. The trick is I have no idea what the weight is of the ones I have so half afraid to mail order sight unseen only to get a set that goes straight into the drawer.

Put them on the kitchen scales (best I have to hand) and guessing they are 23g or 24g.

I only live a few miles from Double Top Darts, Wokingham. Hoping they will let me try a few over Christmas when I can get there.
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(12-18-2015, 01:50 PM)Millsy Wrote: Well, when I changed jobs and found the new place has a board I went out and bought some cheap darts from Sports Direct.  Cost about a fiver.  I feel i get on with them ok tbh but wish to take up the sport a little more 'officially' (if you will) and find a local pub league or something so wanted something a little 'better', at least in my mind.  Hopefully, true players will not laugh at cheap darts if I can throw them relatively straight but I want to feel better about them.  The trick is I have no idea what the weight is of the ones I have so half afraid to mail order sight unseen only to get a set that goes straight into the drawer.

Put them on the kitchen scales (best I have to hand) and guessing they are 23g or 24g.

I only live a few miles from Double Top Darts, Wokingham.  Hoping they will let me try a few over Christmas when I can get there.

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lol. seems I haven;lt been here long enough to see which bit of my own post you're quoting.
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(12-18-2015, 02:34 PM)Millsy Wrote: lol. seems I haven;lt been here long enough to see which bit of my own post you're quoting.

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