Who has changed weight drastically. Dart weight that is.
I'm wondering who has gone from say a 26g dart to a 20g set? Or from an 18g to a 25g? Who did this directly or over a number of months/years? I'm just curious as to what prompted such a radical shift and why? Was the change worth it?
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Cheers mate, I changed from 24g to 18g. Reason is simple, I was only playing steel tips in the beginning, but there isn't a steel darts league in my area, only masses and masses of e dart leagues, and they only allow darts up to 18g.
I always thought I might need heavier darts, even played 25g at a time, but my average went up by pretty much 15-20 points since I switched, not sure if it was purely the darts or more serious practice. Either way, I'm not seeing any reason for switching back at the moment.
Even got some hardened plastic tips to use the 18g darts at home on my bristle board.
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One week I play with some 18g Webster's, than I throw some 12g Bunting's, before going back to some 26g Taylor's.

So yeah I have changed weight a lot of times and will continue to do it. For me the weight is just a number. It's all about the throw and the balance of the dart.
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I play soft tips with 20g darts (17.5g barrels) and steel tips with more or less 22g - 24g darts. Last week I was trying 17g steel tips. They were quite fine but I guess I better stay with something heavier. Overall not a big deal though. I kind of can play with anything. I'm not just patient atm to get used properly to this light weight.
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The extra Oomph of 22+g dart is just amazing even for softip. I cannot throw 18g, my arm is too strong for this featherweight, like a truck transporting only a basket of fruit.

Even 20g is too light for my taste. I've tried throwing 18g softip with Stephen Bunting's technique, I just don't understand how he does it that well with 16g!! I can mimic his style quite accurately with 22g though. 18g flies all over!
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I've changed a few times over the years between 24 and 17g.

Threw 22g for years, then went down to 17g because I fancied a change. Used them for years and have recently moved up to 19g.

It's not a big deal for me if I like how the dart feels and flies. I just need to put in some serious hours of practice to get used to any changes. Eventually they stop being your new darts and they're just your darts.
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Just got a set of 21g darts this morning, usually throw a 25 or 26g.

Have had a few throws this afternoon and they feel really good. No 180s, but they come out of my hand really well and fly nicely.
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B: 22g   S: Tweenie   F: No.6   180s: 2/25
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My preferred weight it 24 grams but I have a 17g brass set that I take out once in a while and usually hit pretty well with them. I find when I go with a lighter barrel, I tend to push more with the shoulder and I can feel it after a while. So back to the 24s I go  Big Grin
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Guy on my team has just went from 28g to 42g..... crazy guy

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(12-28-2018, 02:04 AM)vanJupp Wrote: For me the weight is just a number. It's all about the throw and the balance of the dart.

Exactly this!
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I normally throw 24g but bought a set of 21g Rob Cross on Amazon for a test (easy returns if I don’t like them). Was always curious to try a lower weight so will give them a few days. I think it’s good to try new weights because they COULD improve your game and you would’ve never known otherwise.
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I just switched from 24g (Distinction Capricorn) to 21g Daytona Fire DF01. The difference is huge for me, throwning is so much smoother!
Current darts: Daytona Fire DF-01  (21g)
Shaft:            Short Harrows Supergrip (black&gold)
Flights:          Std Amazon (black)

180's
2018: 2
2019: 14
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I've thrown darts from 17g to 29g and found little difference between them for me, I'm not that good though so the results look pretty much the same
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(01-01-2019, 12:27 AM)JDooner94 Wrote: I normally throw 24g but bought a set of 21g Rob Cross on Amazon for a test (Easy returns if I don’t like them). Was always curious to try a lower weight so will give them a few days. I think it’s good to try new weights because they COULD improve your game and you would’ve never known otherwise.

You mean you try a brand new set and later give an excuse and return to the seller??!! Dodgy
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I used to throw 24g with medium stems and standard flights. Now I throw with 16g days rigged out with extra short stems and slim flights. They suit my throw far better!

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Main Darts: Nodor NR-804 Featherweights 16g
Backups: Designa Crusader 95 Converted Soft Tip 16g
Stems: Green, White, Orange Harrows Supergrip Fusion Short
Flights: Green, White, Orange Harrows Quantum 100micron Kite 

2019 180s: 8
2019 171s: 7
2019 133s: 43

Best Leg: 15 darts - 171, 83, 95, 60, 92 (20 T20 D6)

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