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Target Distinction Capricorn Pixel Grip 24g darts review
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This is the 24g version and there is also a 22g.  They are 90% tungsten and have pixel grip coloured in gold nitride on the front half and black nitride on the rear half.  When I first got them they were around £54 but the price has risen by £3 since then so they now retail for £57.

You can find more info on the Target site here: https://www.target-darts.co.uk/steel-tip...icorn.html

CONTENTS AND PACKAGING:

The darts come in a slimline box which has a slide out foam insert holding the darts pre-assembled with some short Pro Grip stems and small standard shape flights:

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CLOSE UP PICS:

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The darts have a slightly unique grip at the front which is a kind of deep widely spaced ring grip but with the back edge of the rings sloping almost like a reverse shark grip, the pixels are slightly elongated because of that and it feels very grippy there.  The middle section is made of flat wide bands and then on the rear is a more familiar flat ringed pixel grip but the rings are of varying widths and its less grippy than the front section.  I would say the front is just about high level grip and the rear a high medium.


DIMENSIONS:


Length:

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Width:

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Detailed Dimensions:

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WEIGHT:

Two barrels were very close and the third was just four hundredths of gram heavier than the lightest so a very good match:

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Weight of the full setup as supplied:

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BALANCE:

With nothing attached the balance is slightly to the front:

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With the supplied set up it moves to centre:

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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 these quite close to the nose of the barrel:

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Unusually for me they were mostly landing quite flat in the board:

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CONCLUSION:

I think these darts have been a little strange for me, firstly they felt heavier than I would have expected in my front grip, I know they have short stems on but it was a little strange as it felt as though they were balanced more to the front even though I know they are not, they are not even drilled out much at the rear just less than 10mm and also the front half has more tungsten cut out, so a bit of a mystery to me that one???

The other thing was they seemed to land in the board a lot flatter than usual for me which you would not expect if it was actually heavier at the front would you?

So a couple of strange things to me personally but it may be different for you, but it did mean the darts worked quite well with my front grip, it could be that I just felt the balance was right were I held it, although the points are shortish too at just 25mm so add that to the short stems and may be it was just helping the balance for my front grip.

I thought they flew fairly well for me from that grip but here is the other strange thing when I tried from the centre they felt less well balanced and threw worse but then when I tried throwing from the rear they threw better!!!  I think I have entered the Twilight Zone or something with these lol!

I think the front half of the barrel has a very good almost unique version of the Pixel grip, the way the rings slope at the rear I think helps release the dart easier, I had the odd one feel a touch sticky but I suspect it was more the edges of the pixels been a bit too sharp and holding into the skin a fraction too long, mostly it was a good dart to release and a very pleasing grip overall.  The rear half felt a little flatter and less grippy.

Darts are very nicely made and look great but I think its a good dart for front and rear grippers.

Summary Ratings:

Looks: 8.5 (look good)
Grip: 8.5 (1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 8.5 (2 are very close)
Quality: 8.5 (nicely made)
Value: 6.5 (pricey but nicey)
Suitability for me: 7.5 (worked well)

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Great Review again.

Funny that Target shows the wrong Picture and a Soft Tip on the Back.
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(01-17-2016, 09:35 PM)Shotgun Wrote: Great Review again.

Funny that Target shows the wrong Picture and a Soft Tip on the Back.
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Thanks Markus, guess they just save money on packaging by adding a sticker with pixel on it.
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Those are beautiful darts! The distinction Orion model seems to be very interesting too because it has that kind of micro pixel grip at the rear section of the barrel. But they are quite expensive...
             
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+1 excellent review as ever.

I was surprised that they were only 6.5mm in width. They look thicker.
Quite striking, well made looking darts.
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Quality review Darren Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. Personally I would've liked the front/back to be switched the other way around, think that would suit me a little better lol
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Great review Darren, they look very nice indeed. Got to agree with Kev about the grip too. Thats a +1 from me for tempting me AGAIN!
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As usual,quality review!
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Great review bud!
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Great review, i was thinking that white block you usually use to measure balance , isn't it a bit too thick ?
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Another nicely done review.
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(01-17-2016, 09:51 PM)RoudeLéiw Wrote: Those are beautiful darts! The distinction Orion model seems to be very interesting too because it has that kind of micro pixel grip at the rear section of the barrel. But they are quite expensive...

Yeah price has risen unfortunately.  Still were not that cheap at £54 but now nearly £60 at £57.

(01-17-2016, 10:14 PM)jc14 Wrote: +1 excellent review as ever.

I was surprised that they were only 6.5mm in width. They look thicker.
Quite striking, well made looking darts.

Cheers!  Yeah they do look like they would be thicker.

(01-17-2016, 10:48 PM)Kev Wrote: Quality review Darren Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. Personally I would've liked the front/back to be switched the other way around, think that would suit me a little better lol

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(01-17-2016, 11:40 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: Great review Darren, they look very nice indeed. Got to agree with Kev about the grip too. Thats a +1 from me for tempting me AGAIN!

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(01-17-2016, 11:51 PM)Butkus Wrote: As usual,quality review!

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(01-18-2016, 12:17 AM)Titan Wrote: Great review bud!

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(01-18-2016, 12:28 AM)Gada Wrote: Great review, i was thinking that white block you usually use to measure balance , isn't it a bit too thick ?

Cheers!  I deliberately use the eraser because it is the closest thing I could find to the width of my finger tips, its smaller actually but I think its better to use that as it simulates the real balance in your fingers better than something thinner.

(01-18-2016, 02:05 AM)jschwab Wrote: Another nicely done review.

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Quality Review once again Grip!!
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(01-18-2016, 10:29 AM)Jase83 Wrote: Quality Review once again Grip!!

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Ayup Darren

Another great review and pictures, also a very nice looking dart.
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