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what kind of shape would be good for my grip?
So i have been throwing some generic brass darts for a while and now i want to upgrade.
what kind of dart shape works well with this kind of grip?:
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Very similar grip to me. I've always felt most comfortable with a straight barrel. Have a look online and get yourself 2 or 3 cheap sets in different shapes and weights and find what you like. Even better if you've got a local darts store that will let you try them out then get down there!!
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Tapered Torpedo, seeing how much your middle finger 'pushes' into the barrel, with the widest section at your grip, or just in front (thumb and forefinger just behind the widest section). Reason is for possibly less torque from your middle finger, and better thrust from the grip fingers. Also, it's known among Japanese barrel designers that a bullet or torpedo shape is much easier to throw, but the prevailing trend in the UK tends to be skinny straights - might not be a good choice since you're used to larger darts.

As Yuillsy suggests, a shop where you can try to your heart's content (no idea where you're located), or look at something like the range of McCoys at Pure darts. Highly affordable to get several shapes to try and experiment, but they don't exactly have the style I mentioned. However, the Extra, Stealth, Sniper or Thrust would 'fit' the description of Torpedo.

https://www.puredarts.co.uk/real-mccoy-darts/

or https://www.puredarts.co.uk/eagle-argent...21gms.html  Also comes in 23g and 25g

Have a look at these tapered darts as well: https://www.puredarts.co.uk/marksman-pro...d-20g.html

The Black or Golden Hawks can also be very interesting if you're comfortable gripping more towards the back! 
https://www.puredarts.co.uk/eagle-power-...gsten.html
https://www.puredarts.co.uk/eagle-darts-...gsten.html


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aha! it just so happens i am near amersfoort and not far from hoevelaken which has that kind of shop.
but it will be a while before i have some extra cash so i am trying to learn as much as i can till then.

based on my experiences with my current brass darts i feel i want much more grip all over, including sideways, and a little more weight.
and it turns out i have kind of expensive taste, cuz i have developed bit of a fanboy crush on these target brand darts:

https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=37362
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=37277
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=37363
and:
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=15285
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=16860

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Tell you what mate, I'll give you all those darts if i could live in your town for a month or two for rent and food! It's BEAUTIFUL!

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(09-13-2016, 08:52 PM)Davey Jones Wrote: aha! it just so happens i am near amersfoort and not far from hoevelaken which has that kind of shop.
but it will be a while before i have some extra cash so i am trying to learn as much as i can till then.

based on my experiences with my current brass darts i feel i want much more grip all over, including sideways, and a little more weight.
and it turns out i have kind of expensive taste, cuz i have developed bit of a fanboy crush on these target brand darts:

https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=37362
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=37277
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=37363
and:
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=15285
https://www.dartscorner.co.uk/product_in...s_id=16860

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Good taste mate ,All these darts are great ,but maybe third one would fit you little bit worse then other models
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I know that the C3's are a great dart and I don't know all of what's out there though. sometimes the cheese grater type grip feels better than other days but the taper does me good, just saying
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right now the CX6 and CX3 most attractive to me. especially after watching the video review where the dude
talks about how it is grippy but the edges don't bite and it feels like a solid piece.

the c3 looks nice, but it has that flat bit in the middle of the grip i am kinda of wondering about.
seems like my grip would be just around there.
earlier i scratched the distinction capricorn off my list for that reason.
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Like I said in post before ,if you decide on buying C3 ,you need to try it first
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i am making a list right now and i will try to refine it as much as i can but
once the money comes in i am going to test out every item on my list at the local darts speciality store.
but that store is kinda expensive so ill have to be rude and actually buy them somewhere else.

speaking of which, i just realized that with the discount the daytona fire at madhouse are just within my budget @ 100.50 euros Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
guess ill have to test those out too...
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to finish the story:
i ended up going with the CX6 (25gr).

i went to the darts specialty store, which turned out to be a darts section in a bike repair shop :S
luckily they did have 1 azzurri in stock so i could at least try out the grip. i think bought a set of cx6
online for €80. i did pick up a blade4dc board at the store though to replace my thoroughly shredded entry level unicorn board.

i am liking the darts a lot and they fly well for me, but it is gonna take some getting used to the thin barrel.
my old brass ones were pretty massive compared to these.

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(09-14-2016, 06:24 PM)Davey Jones Wrote: right now the CX6 and CX3 most attractive to me. especially after watching the video review where the dude
talks about how it is grippy but the edges don't bite and it feels like a solid piece.

the c3 looks nice, but it has that flat bit in the middle of the grip i am kinda of wondering about.
seems like my grip would be just around there.
earlier i scratched the distinction capricorn off my list for that reason.

If you are looking for aggressive grip, it doesn't get much better than the Azzurri cortex, I threw these for a while and the grip made my fingers sore  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.. You are correct though. they are serious expensive  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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lol i got the cx6 and i am still using wax for extra grip Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I think first of all a well balanced dart as you grip the dart with your thumb in the center of the barrel. Then, its hard to say.. it really depends on how the dart flies- in other words, your throw. But i have similar grip and use straight barrel. Currently shooting the allan norris 22g target darts.
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