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What is the best dart for a beginner here in the UK?
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My opinion is the winmau navigator 3 or the red dragon GT3 both very cheap and a great starting point in my opinion
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That may be so - for many - but not all.

We have section in our Quick Reference Guide - located right here in the Beginner's forum - How To Choose The Right Darts.  Several threads suggest trying all the major shapes when starting out.  Hard to guess what'll suit - there're no absolutes.

Which I think is a good idea - just don't break the bank - i.e. obsess on player models.  Your preferences are likely to change as you progress.
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I usually recommend a straight barrel ring-grip Bristow style barrel around 22g weight range when asked by new or prospective players what they should try as a first set. There are numerous variations out there - including those Navigators. It's a good starting point IMO and a useful set to have even if a player moves on to another shape/weight/style of barrel. Obviously, experimenting with stem length and flight shape also plays a part in finding what works.
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I completely agree
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Something cheap so you can try different styles to find what you like.  There's a million different 80% or plus tungsten darts that are £20 and less these days - red dragon, designa, mckicks Alan glaziers, plenty of good options
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Another option is if you have friends that play darts and are willing to let you test out their darts to see how they fit your style of throw.

Personally, I have several sets and am always willing to let people try out my darts to see how they get along with them. The only set I don't really let go for long are my go-to set that I like to keep close at hand.
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Or find a dart shop and try many of what they have to see what style is most comfortable. Even a bit of a trip could save some money in the long run.
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Anything to avoid buying just to test things things out, would be good I think. Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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I spent a lot of money testing out darts. Never had the luxury of a shop near by.
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I dont know if it is the best, but you cant go wrong for the price
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/175136881445?...SwoW1cuHqd
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