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Compare Bandit Plus to Gladiator 2 ??
Are these 2 boards related?  Can anyone comment on either or compare them? 
Which would you choose if it was down to just these 2?   Thanks
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You might struggle with this question from what I hear from the Bandit users it is a great board too like the G2, so finding people who've bought either then switched to the alternative may be hard.

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Dorian
Son of Merlin

Caerleon - Wales

(Mission "KURO" M4 rear taper design- 23GmYellow Kite Shape Flights 100 micron & Solid Brass Stems)

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I did have a Bulls Advantage III (basically the exact same board as the bandit) and switched too the Gladiator III. Gladiator seems the more durable of the two but I preferred the Bull's spider a lot more. Bulls is also slightly harder, the G3 does get more soft with usage. Gladiator does look a bit cleaner with better colours imo.

Not sure how the G3 compares to the G2 though.
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I had a Bandit Plus and found that the sisal is thinner front to back due to the plastic backing and so my darts were hitting the backing due to the board being very soft. No such issue with the G2
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Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore black flights, Mission black points and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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(01-29-2017, 08:24 PM)joeriw96 Wrote: I did have a Bulls Advantage III (basically the exact same board as the bandit) and switched too the Gladiator III. Gladiator seems the more durable of the two but I preferred the Bull's spider a lot more. Bulls is also slightly harder, the G3 does get more soft with usage. Gladiator does look a bit cleaner with better colours imo.

Not sure how the G3 compares to the G2 though.

I have yet to find any REASONABLE way to get a Gladiator board in the US
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(01-30-2017, 06:40 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: I had a Bandit Plus and found that the sisal is thinner front to back due to the plastic backing and so my darts were hitting the backing due to the board being very soft. No such issue with the G2

My only minor quibble with my B4DC is that it is a little too soft.  I like it a lot, just wish it was a little firmer. I've found no reasonable way to get a Gladiator board in the US.
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The Blade 5 is a little firmer than the DC but softer than my G2
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Gladiator 3 with Corona Surround and Unicorn number ring
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore black flights, Mission black points and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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(01-30-2017, 07:12 PM)ChrisTheFish Wrote: The Blade 5 is a little firmer than the DC but softer than my G2

Any guess if the B5 more durable than the B4DC?  I've totally trashed my bull and 25 in 4 months on my B4DC.
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Too soon to say Ron as the Blade 5 has not been around long enough to find out. I now have a B4DC ( 6 months use ) and two Blade 5 ( one unopened ) in my loft with my others and my hankering for the G3 is getting stronger. I dont need it but I really want it LOL
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Modified Unicorn Striker with RD medium sparkle stems, hardcore black flights, Mission black points and Target titanium stem rings   

Playing 40 years on and off and still barely average
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