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Pentathlon TDP T1 23g darts review


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I am not sure when a new model last came out under the Pentathlon name so its nice to see 3 new models released recently.  These are from the TDP Series and this is the T1 model in 23g there is also a 24 and 25 gram version.  They are 90% tungsten and retail for £24.99.

CONTENTS AND PACKAGING:


The darts come in a neat slim box and are supplied with some very nice two tone stems and equally nice Pentathlon standard shape flights.  The stems also have a nicely grooved and bevelled pigeon ring:


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The barrels are a short bullet style in a fairly chunky ring grip.  At the front its a double thin ring with wide deep curved grooves in between and at the rear its more of a normal style ring grip with the same grooves and then at the very end of the barrel its finished off with some thin cut rings.  I would say the grip is just about high level.

DIMENSIONS:


Length:

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WEIGHT:


Barrels are closely matched, just two hundredths of gram difference between lightest and heaviest:

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Weight of full setup as supplied:

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BALANCE:


With nothing attached the barrel was front weighted:

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With supplied setup  it moved to the 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 gripped these on the front ring grip:

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CONCLUSION:


I liked the weight of these the first time I took them out the box and thought then that they would be quite good with my throw.  With my front grip they are very nicely balanced and flew rather well and true.  The grip was not as sticky as I thought it might be and I had no issues releasing it.  Could not see any problems in flight and it flew quite smooth overall.  

At the centre my grip was mostly on the chunky band but I got a little bit of grip from the edges either side.  Once again it flew ok although I seemed to get more spin there.

I think they flew slightly better from the rear than the front and I can see it been nice for rear grippers that like a front weighted short dart, also it was a nice part of the barrel to grip, it felt comfy and its handy that the grip is continued to the end of the barrel.  Flight through the air was pretty good too so should be a lot better for natural rear grippers.

I broke one of the stems in my video review which was a shame as the stems look very nice but those kind of stems never seem to fair so well when they hit a hard floor, pity.

I would certainly recommend front grippers try these if you like a fair amount of grip and well worth rear grippers who like a short barrel giving them a try too.  At £24.99 they are great value and quality is fine.  

Summary Ratings:


Looks: 7 (fine)
Grip: 8 (1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 8.5 (very close)
Quality: 8 (good)
Value: 9 (very good)
Suitability for me: 8.5 (fly well and pleasant to throw)

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Great review as always Darren, plus 1. :thumbup:

Good looking and well gripped bullet type dart.
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Great review, and photos once again Darren!

Pity they don't come in a 2x2Ba, it would have been perfect for me! Lol!
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Nice review.....loved the way you did the slow motion part.
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The reviews just keep getting better! Good work Darren!
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Another great review from the guy who tells it like it is.

The 'flight cam' part was cool, how smooth those darts fly.
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They look very nice. Thanks for the review Darren.

You don't need always a fancy set with different coatings. I like that it is a shorter barrel, as I prefer these.
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Really nice looking dart from pentathlon. Well worth a try at the price for those that like a short barrel. Top notch review as always
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(11-01-2016, 10:00 PM)sjmattitude1982 Wrote: Another great review from the guy who tells it like it is.

The 'flight cam' part was cool, how smooth those darts fly.

Thanks mate, I try to be as honest as can be in my reviews although I guess been a collector too I am biased into liking all darts really lol even ones that don't suit me. I think there is enough info for folks to make their own minds up though and all darts throw different for each individual Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

(11-01-2016, 11:53 PM)vanJupp Wrote: They look very nice. Thanks for the review Darren.

You don't need always a fancy set with different coatings. I like that it is a shorter barrel, as I prefer these.

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(11-02-2016, 09:45 AM)ElusiveDouble85 Wrote: Really nice looking dart from pentathlon. Well worth a try at the price for those that like a short barrel. Top notch review as always

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Nice darts
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ARRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too painful!
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Hey, thanks for the review +1, this is another set very good for me. Very high on my list since now Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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