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Winmau Extreme 2 Dartboard Stand review
When I first put my dartboard up it was in the spare room! Then children arrived and the spare room was no longer spare. This curtailed my dart playing (not that I played more than a few times a month) and it tailed off to the dartboard never being used. I've got back into my darts recently and wanted to practice daily but can't because the board is in the kids room. To this end I have been doing a bit of research into dartboard stands and today took the plunge and bought a Winmau Extreme 2.

The box


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What's inside

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In amongst lots of polystyrene and bubble wrap there were the various components of the stand. It does require some putting together but it's a pretty simple process

The problem bits!

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The main issue I came across is that the red clippy bit stops the board from sitting flush against the mounting bracket, this was easily fixed by adjusting the angle of the clamp by undoing the Allen bolt holding it in place and moving the clamp through 90 degrees.

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Problem solved!

Mounting the board

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The board is mounted via three screws directly into the back of the board. I'm a little surprised by this as I expected to be able to lift the board on and off.

The finished article.

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All in all my first impressions of this stand are very good, it seems well made and very strong. The four legs give it stability and there is an optional attachment to brace it against a wall. My only criticism is that the board heights aren't pre marked on the stand so it needs to be set up with a tape and then home markers added.

Let's hope it does what I need it to.
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Nice one on the review. :thumbup:

Looks strong as you mentioned, don't understand the thought or lack of not being able to easily rotate the board and the lack of height markings as well.

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Nice review Nathan! Have a +1 for your time and effort Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

The legs seem to be spread quite wide, is that how it says to set it up as it looks like it may shorten the height that way but I guess will probably aid the stability?

Have you thrown at it yet?
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(12-27-2016, 03:40 PM)Getagrip Wrote: Nice review Nathan! Have a +1 for your time and effort Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

The legs seem to be spread quite wide, is that how it says to set it up as it looks like it may shorten the height that way but I guess will probably aid the stability?

Have you thrown at it yet?


I've only thrown a few so far, all parts adjust so you can have the legs closer together if needed. I'll play about with it tonight and try to find the best set up. You can get the board to the correct height even if the legs are fully spread.
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Not being able to rotate the board is a big downside. I guess you could mount a wooden backboard on there and use a regular bracket though.
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(12-27-2016, 04:00 PM)joeriw96 Wrote: Not being able to rotate the board is a big downside. I guess you could mount a wooden backboard on there and use a regular bracket though.

Agreed on the non-rotation bit. I'm not sure if adding an extra bracket would change the centre of gravity and make it less stable.
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This gave me an idea!  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

This stand looks like a modified version of a 30£ bicycle repair stand, i recently bought for repairing my MTB.  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Similar model: https://oypla.com/sports-leisure/outdoor...pair-stand

I might even have to make my own!
If the upper clamp is replaced with a mounting plate, the dartboard would be easily rotated.
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(12-29-2016, 08:39 AM)ktw Wrote: This gave me an idea!  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

This stand looks like a modified version of a 30£ bicycle repair stand, i recently bought for repairing my MTB.  Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
Similar model: https://oypla.com/sports-leisure/outdoor...pair-stand

I might even have to make my own!
If the upper clamp is replaced with a mounting plate, the dartboard would be easily rotated.

Definitely appears to be the same stand, you can buy the mounting plates on eBay.
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