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Voks Darts - Soft Steel - Spirit Darts
Picked these up today at our local dart shop, A Bit of England.  My engineer curiosity got the best of me a little...but despite the lower weight, I really, really like these darts.  If you haven’t seen these yet, they’re spring loaded steel tip or soft tip, the tips are loaded from the rear, and weight adjustable.

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With the brass plunger installed.

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With the tungsten plunger installed.

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With new flights and shafts and steel tips.

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With soft tips installed.

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They throw great and they’re a little more quiet hitting my Winmau Blade 5. I’m really liking these darts!
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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Interesting dart and concept. I'm confused by your pics of the weight; the one that is 21.4 appears that the plunger is in the scale lid?
Clearly I'm not getting something right.
Wish I could try before buying... definitely not cheap.
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The plunger in the scale lid, is the brass plunger. The tungsten plunger is in the barrel.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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***UPDATE***

So, I’ve had some issues.

1.  The steel points didn’t hold up to well, they mushroomed (badly) when they hit the wire and bounced out.  When I sharpened the tips to take the mushroomed area away, I realized the sharpener was removing steel WAY to easy.  The steel is way to soft for the steel tip conversations.  A proper heat treat might be in order?

2.  Customer Service was quick to help, sort of...

      a.  The first round to help me out, they sent me fulcrum tips...which fall right through the soft steel dart barrels (they don’t fit).

      b.  The second attempt, they sent me soft tips???  Not sure how that fixes my issue.  This one made me, well...done with Voks.

The mushroomed point:

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This is all a little disheartening, considering this is a $99US set of darts.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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19 is light dart ? Funny
BTW nice set and interesting concept ,hope they fly well
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(03-15-2019, 01:28 AM)Troll Wrote: 19 is light dart ? Funny
BTW nice set and interesting concept ,hope they fly well

They do fly well (for me), and I can see continued use as soft tip darts.  However, Voks still haven’t convinced me that the heat treat issue for the set of steel tips was a one-off problem.  And, their customer service has not given me a lot of confidence that the issue will be rectified.

The current weight  of the barrels is 20.4 grams.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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I've got 7 sets of Voks darts but they're all fixed point steel tip, I've not tried their other types. I'm surprised you had a problem with their customer service, they've always been excellent with me, I tend to contact 'Christina Voks' on fb though.
Bulls NL 501 pyramid grip 24g
L Style flights & stems
Unicorn Volute points
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Update #2

So, Voks has made things right. I got a sincere letter of apology and they sent me two new sets of steel tips for my Soft Steel “Spirit” Darts. We’re all squared up, and all is forgiven. Thank you to Voks Darts for making things right!

I will be putting a set of the new tips through testing to see if we have the same issues.
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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I love Voks to death.  I used to have a set of the soft steel in what they used to call Raptor, but now call Tomcat (I think).  I wish I'd hanged onto them. The middle dart, here: https://photos1.blogger.com/img/16/1761/...%20005.jpg

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Awesome, I will try it now...

Another Voks favorite, which is happily still in my collection.  I think this little sucker is steel but I cannot be sure.  Ain't tungsten, ain't brass.

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lol - looks good.

Edit:  And made a little change in your choice of pronouns.
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Just wanted to add an update, after giving the new tips a good run. They got their heat-treat correct. I’ve had some hardcore bounce outs off the wire, and no deformation to the tips.

So, the big advantage for the soft-steel darts, is the versatility. The ability to adjust weight, in a non-complicated manor, is a very nice. And being able to switch to soft tip, makes them an all-in-one package.

And...here’s the only real downside:

- If you need to change the tips (soft-tip) while in a pub, on stage or sitting at the bar during a break between games. You have to completely disassembled the dart to make the change, and there’s a REALLY little spring that could easily be lost. Let’s face it, most bars and pubs don’t have the best lighting...good luck finding that spring if you drop it. Always (AND I MEAN ALWAYS) have spare springs.

Chuck some tungsten and have a great day!
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Steel-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip Hammerheads (23 Gram)
                         L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                         L-Style Flights, Blue, Standard 

Soft-Tip Darts:  Bottelsen Precision Grip (20 Gram)
                        L-Style Carbon Shafts (190)
                        L-Style Flights, Black, Standard
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(05-04-2019, 12:15 AM)Zeeple Wrote: Awesome, I will try it now...

Another Voks favorite, which is happily still in my collection.  I think this little sucker is steel but I cannot be sure.  Ain't tungsten, ain't brass.
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If they're steel, they should be magnetic. Even some stainless steels are slightly magnetic.
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