Shot Darts

Moveable tip darts OR Fixed tip
would love to hear pros and cons, I shoot 24g hammer heads, because well, that's just what I have, but couldn't tell you if I have any less bounce outs or not. I like them because the knurling seems super sticky, and they were given to me so I shoot them. any opinions on them? :Saucey:
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No movable points for me. Just another bit of fluff IMO
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(01-16-2014, 02:50 AM)skewthrow Wrote: would love to hear pros and cons, I shoot 24g hammer heads, because well, that's just what I have, but couldn't tell you if I have any less bounce outs or not. I like them because the knurling seems super sticky, and they were given to me so I shoot them. any opinions on them? :Saucey:

A little iffy on stopping bounce outs. The real value is that when the dart hits the board it kind of does this SprOOooIIInnnng thing.. which can seem to weirdly put some opponents off. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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The moving tips distract me during my draw if they move. They are not for me.
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(01-16-2014, 05:10 AM)Milkysunshine Wrote: The moving tips distract me during my draw if they move. They are not for me.

I think they are a no for most. I got them for my customs, but a part of that was I wanted something a little different and I kind of like the 'thunk' sound and how they feel pulling the darts out of the board.
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Movable points are a thing of the past, they were designed for the older wire boards, with today's "BLADED" boards bounce outs are extremely rare.

So unless you like the spinning aspect (which I do not for various reasons) then I would go fixed point, I do believe that steel tip conversion points will fit them (click here and scroll down). Here are a couple of pic's of what is avalible (there are more), The transition from point to barrel looks sleek and protects flights and lessens deflections.

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I like the novelty of something thats different which is what appeals to me in my collecting nature. I have a few sets with movable points and find the spring loaded points the least distracting of them all, but sometimes they can spring a long way off the wire!

With todays boards there is no real reason to have them in my opinion.
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I have used them also, I like them to be fair but as has already been said, they were more of a fad for the old wire boards, and while advertised to stop the bounce off the wire due to the 'hammer head' action, I have still had my share of bounce outs with them.

The more useful aspect of them is that the dart will spin in the board if another dart hits it (or thats the theory) and it is also true that some points will rattle in the barrel as you draw the dart back to throw - there are ones available though that dont rattle at all.


I certainly wouldnt rule them out as there is no real negative to using them (as I say, some do rattle but there are plenty available that dont) - I dare say they would save the odd bounce out but the big plus for me is that you can change them to fixed points, those titanium 'storm type' points or soft tips, thats the reason I keep my set, plus they do have opponents who may not have seen them before wondering what's going on as they ping into the board Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I have to say one of the places we play at has thicker wire and staple boards. The people who have the least bounce outs are the ones with the movable points. I am talking a big margin too somewhere like for every 1 they get there are 4 or 5 bounce outs for the fixed point players. I have seen a couple of fixed point players have a bounce out every turn at the oche. Now does this have to do more with their throw or their darts who knows. I have fixed point and that is what came on my darts I have no bounce outs on my personal Blade4 board but get them constantly at the tavern with the wire and staple boards.
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sharpen them darts and scuff- movable points not for me.
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My first set of decent darts were the Eric Bristow Power Points. This was back in the day when wires on boards were shiny, round and held in with plenty staples. Back then there were only 2 movable point darts being made, or at least only 2 that I knew of and that was the Power Points and Hammerheads.

I watched folks throw Hammerheads and didn't like how loose the point became after relatively short play. The dart would stick in the board and the dart would wobble just momentarily and I found that distracting. I liked the spinning aspect of the barrel and doubled that effect by adding shafts that allowed the flight to also spin. This did make for better groupings and basically eliminated Robin Hoods.

Like others have mentioned, there was an occasional rattle of the point just prior to releasing it but for me, that simply meant I didn't fully pull the points forward sufficiently before my throw. I now use fixed point darts with no gimmicks to allow spinning of the barrel or flights. After watching so many pros over the years and seeing this is their choice of equipment----fixed point, regular shafts and flights, who am I to argue or think I know better. The only reason I'm not hitting 180's on a regular basis is I'm just not good enough to do so and it has nothing to do with the darts.
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There's a great point (pardon the pun) right there ^

Look what the pro's use, they are earning tens of thousands of pounds a year and what do they use?

For the main (99%+) fixed point darts - if there was any benefit that could net them a few extra £££'s then I am sure they would all be using moveable points.

However, like I say, I like them but don't currently use them - each to their own, they may or may not be right for you. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I don't like stuff moving on either end.
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Never used them myself but that's just because they've never come standard and I'm not paying to have them fitted

If they came as standard I'd be interested to use them for a bit
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yea they do have a neat sound when they hit the board "thump" they shake a little, and when the shaking stops throw the next one lol
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