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One80 Cutlass Review: The Rear Grippers Dream Dart
One80 Cutlass Review: The Rear Grippers Dream Dart

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First of all I need to get a few things out of the way before I get into the details. I wish I stumbled upon this review a long time ago but the journey is part of the process. You see, I realize that darts is an individual game but I also realize, after reading some of Grip's reviews, that a little bit of input can go a long ways.

If you grip the dart from the rear and are searching for a dart that might fit you, these darts are a must try.

Today I am reviewing One80’s Cutlass 21g darts from their Sword Edge line. I was very worried about the weight at first but went ahead and bought them anyways. I started off throwing 26g, with 24g being my comfort zone and 23g was the lowest I would previously throw with. However, I am thrilled to say that the unique shape of this dart matches my rear grip perfectly and I haven’t even noticed the weight difference.

Personal Opinions:
After much trial and error I realized I gripped the back of the dart like this:
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When I read Grip’s review on the Harrow Wolfram’s I noticed he said they may work for someone with a rear grip and boy did they. I still love that dart. The shape of the Wolfram really lends itself to a rear type grip. I was also curious about scallops so I tried some rear scallop darts like the RD dragonflies and the Jamie Caven 2014. I liked the idea of the scallop darts but none of them seemed to fly as well as the Wolframs. Enter the One80 Cutlass.

Here is my grip with these darts.
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The barrel has a very unique shape to it; one that I would argue is almost solely designed for a rear type grip. Take a look at the back of the barrel, it's almost impossible to see this using the online pictures.
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The yellow areas are where I place my thumb and the slight incline almost feels like a type of scallop without actually being one. This makes it very easy for repeating the same grip.

Another thing I didn’t realize was just how long the points were. I have never played with a dart of this nature. Take a look at how long the point is compared to the barrel.
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The taper of the nose and the long points lend themselves to some of the easiest achieved grouping I have ever seen from a dart. Here are a couple of unedited photos:
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The uniqueness of this dart really sets it apart from a lot of others on the market. They just don’t make many like this, however don’t let this detour you. This is one of the best sets of darts I have ever thrown with.

It has been the only set of darts that seem to fly well for me no matter the flight shape or stem length combination I put on the dart. I can throw pear shape, kite shape, standard shape, short stems to long stems and I can normally never throw some of those flight shapes. I attribute a lot of this to the balance and shape of the dart.

Now on to the specs.

Dart Details:

The official specs on these are:
95% VHD tungsten
Length 51mm
Width: 7.1 mm
Don’t let the width fool you. It is at the back of the barrel and these darts can easily group as seen in the pictures above.

The darts come in this packaging and have a solibox included.

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Quick note about the solibox: The flights it comes with will more than likely be warped because they have been in the solibox awhile. I wont give you a review of it here b/c we have some already on here but my quick 2 cents is this. The solibox is terrible for long term darts storage but fantastic at short term, going from point A to point B, type of storage.

The darts come out of the box like so:
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For never claiming to be match weighted these are extremely close

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Only off by 4 100th’s of a gram!

Here are the balance points of the barrel and supplied setup:
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Now with medium, tweeny and short stems
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Notice how far back the center of balance is, it would be even further back if it wasn't for the point which I believe makes for an awesome rear grip dart.

Here is the barrel compared to 24g wolframs and 25g C3’s
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Now for some miscellaneous pictures:

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Darts landing with short, medium and tweeny stems: (actually might be 2 tweeny stems)

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Medium stems:

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Pear Flights:
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Edit, just hit a triple bull, here's the unedited pic:

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Conclusion:
Man am I glad I took a gamble on these. I don’t think they will work for everybody. Heck I think they would be downright impossible if you hold the dart at the front. But, if you have a rear grip these just might be your dream dart. The craftsmanship is impeccable and the solibox is a nice bonus.

Value: 9/10 a little bit expensive but adds unique features
Grip: 4/5 on the main ridges 3.5/5 on the back end of the dart. These darts offer a nonslip grip but it’s not so aggressive it catches your fingers on every throw.
Suitable for me: 10/10 Will be hard to go back to another shape/balance dart

I would recommend buying these from Mike at infinitidarts or Andy at perfectdarts, both of these guys are top notch.

This is my first ever dart review, with pictures taken from my cell phone. It's not perfect but I hope you enjoy it! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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Top notch review. Awesome looking darts from One80.

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I think your review was great! Very good job. Very cool looking dart but I probably couldn't throw them as I grip at the front. Your review and looking at the dart makes me wish I did grip at the rear! Lol One80 is tops with me- again great review! +1
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One of the best reviews I ever read! Plus one rep point from me. Good show!!
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Plus you get 10 pounds off at Infinity right now. And free shipping! Good grief. I might have to jump in. I don't want to...
You don't mess with The Voice of Reason. You have the right to be wrong.

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very nice dart review. the wolframs are my faves right now so there you go. i might have to accept these as my next. thanks
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I really want to try some wolframs bad

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Great review, you get a +1.
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Superb photography, simple and clear comments = great review, please accept a couple + 2 rep' points.

PS. All you need now is a Gladiator 2 board.

Cheers,

Dorian
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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My father Merlin, once told me that "You should end up pointing to what you were aiming at when you've released the Dart."




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Great review mate
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may all the doubles be with you

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Nice scale to mate, from work i think ?
may all the doubles be with you

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Great job Nathan and I can see why those darts suit your throw, your grip is very close to the balance point and they are obviously working well for you. I know they would not work so good with my front grip but I did used to throw the Wagner darts quite well and they had a similar shape but not as rear heavy, which leads me to believe its also how you release the dart that will have an affect on its flight regardless of where you grip it. But I do think in general its best when your grip is as close to the centre of gravity of the darts as possible.

I am trying the Caven darts at present and the scallop on those is just near the balance point and with my front grip they are flying a little weird.

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Thanks for your time and effort on a great Review.
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Nice review and super looking darts Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. I might have to go back to a rear grip lol
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superb review. and judging by the grouping you are getting, these are the darts for you.
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