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Shot Chris White 23g darts review

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I have looked at these darts a few times thinking they may be a good set for me to try and so I finally got some, they are of course the Shot Chris White steel tip darts from Dartswarehouse.com in New Zealand. Chirs White is a Canadian born player but lives in California, you can find more about him on his website here: https://www.chriswhitedart.com/about-chris/BIO.html He has a soft tip dart thats available in 2 weights but these Steel tip darts are only available in 23g and they are 90% tungsten. They retail for around £51 depending on exchange rate and have free Worldwide delivery. You can find them on the Dartswarehouse site here: https://www.dartswarehouse.com/chris-white-3766.html

CONTENTS AND PACKAGING:


The darts come in a very slim box and are supplied with a set of laro stems and a set of normal nylon stems and a set of Shot transparent grey flights:

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The barrels have a slightly rounded tapered nose with little indents and circles cut in to it and the that is follow by a shark grip which is kind of flat against the barrel with some longitudinal grooves cut part way along it. The rear has a subtle scallop section and is smooth. I think it is not quite as grippy as it looks but seems more effective when pushing forward on release, overall it is high medium at the most.

DIMENSIONS:


Length:

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WEIGHT:


Two barrels were an exact match and the third just three hundredths of a gram difference:

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Weight of full setup as supplied:

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BALANCE:


With nothing attached the barrel was very slightly front of centre:

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With supplied setup it was almost exactly in the centre:

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Balance with my own medium, inbetween, short and extra short nylon stems and standard flights:

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MY GRIP WITH THESE DARTS:


I gripped these just up from the nose on the shark grip:

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CONCLUSION:


This is a very nice little dart, I think they almost have a shark look about them, I dont know if its intentional but my guess is it is, with the little indents at the front and the little circles it kind of reminds me of a Sharks nose, gills and eye.

I thought with these been a short barrel they would feel nicely balanced with my front grip and they are, they also fly very nicely and the grip works well when throwing as it aids with a little extra thrust from the way my fingers push against its edges. I think its a really nice dart for a front grip and the setup it came with felt just right so I had no reason to swap to medium stems. It also felt slightly chunky to me at the front even though its a little slimmer there than further up the barrel and overall it was very comfy in my grip. It flew well through the air and was mostly smooth although I did get some spin at times but not as much as I was expecting to.

So that brings me to the centre grip which I dont think natural centre grippers will have any problems with although I seemed to spin it more at the centre and also was dragging it down at times, I think thats just me though as its not quite natural for me there.

From the rear it was much better than expected for me, I had a few that were fine but I thought it more curious that the scallop is smooth and yet it has that nice grip at the front? I think if your a rear gripper that likes short barrel darts then you may like it a lot but I think I would have liked something like a micro grip on that scallop, I know the scallop itself is a kind of grip but it almost felt a bit slippy for me, may be different for you though.

I dont think I would hesitate to recommend these for front grippers especially if you like short barrel darts, I thought it was a really good dart for me but I am not sure on middle grippers, and even though it looks designed for a rear grip placement I think it will depend how you like your grip and you dont get the nice shark grip there.

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Summary Ratings:


Looks: 8 (looks good)
Grip: 8 (1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 8.5 (2 exact)
Quality: 8 (overall good)
Value: 7 (fine)
Suitability for me: 8 (fly well, nice balance)

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Got these in soft tip they are a great dart
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Nice review Darren Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. +1

They look like a nice dart for front/mid grippers and possibly rear as well, but I'm not quite sure about that scallop (and the lack of grip) I do grip there with my thumb but would've liked a bit (more) grip there.
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I like them- Good review mate +1
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Once again, great review Darren!! +1 

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Interesting looking darts - could do with being about 5mm longer though lol
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Great looking dart and a technical and informative review. Nice work.
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Another great review with superb pictures :thumbup:
may all the doubles be with you

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Got to say Grip, I really enjoy your reviews. I've been looking to get a set of different shaped darts to try (I usually use straight barrels) and your reviews are spot on.
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Shot are great ,I love my McNeils more then any other mass made set I have. And having Heckmans ,just for 7 quid made my mind .Shot are ultra cool ,and they offer custom sets for 150 USD ,for all Nutz in need
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(12-28-2016, 09:08 PM)cweb8123 Wrote: Got these in soft tip they are a great dart

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(12-28-2016, 09:14 PM)Kev Wrote: Nice review Darren Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. +1

They look like a nice dart for front/mid grippers and possibly rear as well, but I'm not quite sure about that scallop (and the lack of grip) I do grip there with my thumb but would've liked a bit (more) grip there.

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(12-28-2016, 09:33 PM)*Saber* Wrote: I like them- Good review mate +1

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(12-28-2016, 10:24 PM)Nucky Wrote: Once again, great review Darren!! +1 

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(12-28-2016, 10:28 PM)mc1958 Wrote: Interesting looking darts - could do with being about 5mm longer though lol

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(12-28-2016, 11:12 PM)barcrusher Wrote: Great looking dart and a technical and informative review. Nice work.

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(12-28-2016, 11:21 PM)Fred-180 Wrote: Another great review with superb pictures :thumbup:

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(12-29-2016, 12:15 AM)Nathan Mansfield Wrote: Got to say Grip, I really enjoy your reviews. I've been looking to get a set of different shaped darts to try (I usually use straight barrels) and your reviews are spot on.

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(12-29-2016, 12:35 AM)Troll Wrote: Shot are great ,I love my McNeils more then any other mass made set I have. And having Heckmans ,just for 7 quid made my mind .Shot are ultra cool ,and they offer custom sets for 150 USD ,for all Nutz in need

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Another great review, a little on the short side for me but great looking kit,
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Great review as always Darren. :thumbup:

With my recent fondness of bullet barrels, these being a wee bit shorter may be worth a go.
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Nice review. Yet another dart I'm sure I would get on with . Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Just checked a few of my favourite retail stores and I don't see them listed yet ...So I guess they are only available at the site you mentioned.
 

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(12-29-2016, 10:53 AM)Bounce Out Wrote: Another great review, a little on the short side for me but great looking kit,

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(12-29-2016, 02:21 PM)Great White North Wrote: Great review as always Darren. :thumbup:

With my recent fondness of bullet barrels, these being a wee bit shorter may be worth a go.

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(12-29-2016, 02:48 PM)The G Wrote: Nice review. Yet another dart I'm sure I would get on with . Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Just checked a few of my favourite retail stores and I don't see them listed yet ...So I guess they are only available at the site you mentioned.

Thanks Ken, yeah I checked before and only saw them at Dartswarehouse too, I think they have a few that are only sold there.
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