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Lighter Darts????
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I am quite new and have been throwing my new 25g darts for a week.  I consistently sink them 3 to 4 mm from the barrel.  Should I be throwing a lighter dart?

Thanks,

Ron

Oops, I posted this in the wrong forum. Can a Mod please move to Help and Advice, sorry.
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What board have you got, it may be the board?
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Lots of things affect how deeply the dart penetrates. Certainly the quality and age of a dartboard would. Weight of the dart, how hard you throw and how straight your dart flies (a lot of the Pro's and experienced players darts leave their hand tip up and hit the board tip down) also are factors, not to mention how sharp the points are.

I often throw 18 to 20 gram darts and mine sink pretty deep into the board, too.
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I think darts going in deep in the board is good thing
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When I put good pace on a 25g dart it sinks deep into a Winmau blade 4. Troll is right. Better going in deep than falling out. A lighter dart has less inertia and will go less deep.
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(09-26-2016, 05:46 PM)Getagrip Wrote: What board have you got, it may be the board?

Believe Ron mentioned he had a new Blade 4 DC in his intro.
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also how long are your points
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(09-26-2016, 05:46 PM)Getagrip Wrote: What board have you got, it may be the board?

Blade 4 Dual Core

(09-26-2016, 06:14 PM)ranger86 Wrote: Lots of things affect how deeply the dart penetrates.  Certainly the quality and age of a dartboard would.  Weight of the dart, how hard you throw and how straight your dart flies (a lot of the Pro's and experienced players darts leave their hand tip up and hit the board tip down) also are factors, not to mention how sharp the points are.

I often throw 18 to 20 gram darts and mine sink pretty deep into the board, too.


Board is a week old tomorrow, I try and throw slightly tip up, ends up flat on board.

(09-26-2016, 09:36 PM)Great White North Wrote:
(09-26-2016, 05:46 PM)Getagrip Wrote: What board have you got, it may be the board?

Believe Ron mentioned he had a new Blade 4 DC in his intro.

Yup, thanks

(09-26-2016, 09:37 PM)Rod Dogg Wrote: also how long are your points

Not sure what they would qualify as, they are the original that came with my Wolframs.
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Well the B4DC is not a hard board so you could be a hard thrower, its worth trying a lighter dart, but its really whether the lighter dart feels right for you regardless of how it penetrates the board.
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Doesn't matter how far it sticks in... just that it stays in!

I wouldn't go messing around with your dart weights if it's comfortable to you.



Side note.... on the B4... I bury pretty much every dart in all the way to the wood, everything from 17 grams and up.

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(09-27-2016, 03:17 PM)Jugger Wrote: Doesn't matter how far it sticks in... just that it stays in!

I wouldn't go messing around with your dart weights if it's comfortable to you.



Side note.... on the B4... I bury pretty much every dart in all the way to the wood, everything from 17 grams and up.

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Thanks for the replies, I'm gonna try out some lighter darts but worry more about how they feel.
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Trying is a good thing, but learning "feeling" of a dart will tell you which ones are more "right" for your style of play. Started with ringed barrel shape, tried several found tapered "feels" best. Still working it out. You will too.
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(09-27-2016, 04:05 PM)Cat Wrote:
(09-27-2016, 03:17 PM)Jugger Wrote: Doesn't matter how far it sticks in... just that it stays in!

I wouldn't go messing around with your dart weights if it's comfortable to you.



Side note.... on the B4... I bury pretty much every dart in all the way to the wood, everything from 17 grams and up.

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I've buried one or two things in my time.... yup

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