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Which tool to setup a new board and oche?
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What's the general consensus on the best tool to measure the correct height of the board and the correct distance to the oche?

Seen 3 models, Unicorn, Target & Winmau?

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A tape measure works for me Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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This is a popular tool.

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A plumb line for centre a spirit level and a tape measure for distance & height.
Take your time and get it spot on.

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I have the winmau setup pro.

It's useful, as you can pin the end of the tape measure into the bullseye with a dart, and measure down to the oche.

It's not perfect, in that it's hard to get the end of the tape in line with the centre of the bull, but it works well enough.
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The only problem with using a tape measure that I've found is it is important for your floor to be level from the oche to the area you are going to mount your board. The board should be 5 ft. 8 in. in height from where you are actually throwing the darts. That way, if your floor is on a bit of an upslope or downslope from the oche to the wall you are mounting your board on it won't affect it and it will be in regulation.

I've played in bars where the floor sloped downward a couple inches from the line to where the board was mounted and if you measured up 5 ft. 8 in. from there, you would be throwing at a board that is considerably lower than the official mounting.
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If the floor is uneven, I've read a number of suggestions for using a water level. Here is one of the many links describing its use: https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Water-Level
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I like the oche-mate but not tried the others so I suspect they all do the same job well Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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