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Elkadart Black Titanium 24g darts review

I have had these a while now but with breaking my hand only just got round to reviewing them. I liked the look of them so they had to be tried! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

The darts are 24g and 90% tungsten and have a black titanium coating. They are packaged in the usual Elkadart clamshell packaging and are fitted with medium alloy stems which are pre-fitted with rubber "O" rings. They are supplied with Elkadart standard shape flights and a point protector and plastic Elkadart case.

They retail for £21.99 and are very nice looking darts as you can see in the pics below:


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As you can see from the 2 pics above the barrels look to be designed mainly for a front style grip with the shark grip at the front, but the rings are also quite grippy and also the black ti coating applies a certain amount of grippiness too. The shark grip section is a little narrower than the barrel in front and behind it, so it acts a bit like a very minor squared scallop. The shark grip at the front is not steeply angled but is very grippy all the same.


Dimensions:

Length:


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Width:

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Detailed barrel dimensions:

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Weight:

Barrels are quite closely matched, there is 11 100th's of a gram difference between the lightest and heaviest and just 5 tenths of a gram above 24g, always bear in mind though my scales may be out a few tenths
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Weight of the full set up as supplied:

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Balance point:

It was a little difficult to get this measured right as it seemed to fall around the end of the shark grip and on the little slope leading to the smooth band, but with nothing attached it seemed to be a little front weighted to me:


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With the supplied setup I would say it was pretty much the centre of the barrel:

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Balance with medium, short and extra short nylon stems and standard flights:


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My front grip with these:


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Conclusion:

These darts reminded me of the Harrows Fire darts I reviewed a while ago but I think the front grip on these is a lot better. They seemed to be flying quite nice for my throw and I enjoyed throwing them. The balance suited my front grip and they were flying through the air nice too. I did try having a throw by gripping near the rings at the back of the barrel, they flew in a straight direction but kind of spiralled as they did so, that could be just down to me and not been used to throwing with such a grip position though.

This is another set of darts that I have tried that has a shark grip, although its not sharply angled so it is not off putting, I don't mind this shallow angled shark grip as it sits quite flat along the barrel so it provides a nice level of forward thrust on release without been at risk of miscuing the dart.

They are very nice looking darts again, and very good value too! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

Summary Ratings:

Looks: 8 (nice looking)
Grip: 8 (on a 1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip) (for the front)
Weight match: 7.5 (quite close)
Quality: 8 (nice quality)
Value: 8.5 (very reasonable)
Suitability for me: 8 (they flew quite nicely)

Best Feature: looks
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Great review grip. I was looking at these a few weeks ago only about £17 on infinitidarts with code and they look nice.
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(04-18-2014, 06:50 PM)Hackett180 Wrote: Great review grip. I was looking at these a few weeks ago only about £17 on infinitidarts with code and they look nice.

Yeah that's a great price and they are well worth it!
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Nice darts!!! Looks are deceiving, never would have guessed they are 50mm long.

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Nice review; hope that hand get better and to full strength quickly.
I am quite impressed with this line of darts, I feel they are somewhat overlooked, good value for sure. The catalogue is pretty well done and allows you to compare against similar more expensive darts. https://www.retrieversports.com/site/198...re_WEB.pdf
All made in England, too.
Has anyone had custom work done by Retriever? I think they can do more complex shapes than some others can due to their machinery.
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Very nice review grip! Good luck with the hand too.

I was wondering, with all of the (great) reviews that you've done.... your top 5 picks?
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Another fantastic review mate, just over (or under depending where you shop) £20 for a set of sleek looking black darts is great value, I too would not have thought they were that long.

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(04-18-2014, 07:04 PM)speszel Wrote: Nice review; hope that hand get better and to full strength quickly.
I am quite impressed with this line of darts, I feel they are somewhat overlooked, good value for sure. The catalogue is pretty well done and allows you to compare against similar more expensive darts. https://www.retrieversports.com/site/198...re_WEB.pdf
All made in England, too.
Has anyone had custom work done by Retriever? I think they can do more complex shapes than some others can due to their machinery.

Cheers!

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I dont think they do custom sets unless its a big order, they are making the Darts Nutz dart but they don't usually do orders as small as 50 sets.

(04-18-2014, 07:21 PM)redhedkev Wrote: Very nice review grip! Good luck with the hand too.

I was wondering, with all of the (great) reviews that you've done.... your top 5 picks?

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Hard to pick 5 as you know I like darts so much I have many favourites but a few surprised me by flying better than I expected such as the Shot 916 soft tips and the Unicorn Lumina, some felt very nicely balanced like the Target Buntings and some just seemed nice to throw overall like the Elkadart gold titaniums and the Harrows Fire also the RD Falcon GT's.

(04-18-2014, 07:32 PM)REBEL Wrote: Another fantastic review mate, just over (or under depending where you shop) £20 for a set of sleek looking black darts is great value, I too would not have thought they were that long.

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https://www.puredarts.co.uk/elkadart-soft-tip-darts/

Even the prices on the soft tip darts.......
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Great review again Darren! I prefer the grip and shape of the gold style you did before. But they still look great. I know someone with these darts and they feel and fly great! I also prefer the feel of the black coating over the gold Ti
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thanks Jay!
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Hi guys,

Great review Grip!!!

These are only £20.99 on infinitidarts.com & you get your 15% Darts Nutz Members Discount & FREE worldwide shipping!!!

Soft tips will be added soon, but if you wanted to order them, just drop us a email to: sales@infinitidarts.com

Cheers
Mike
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When you have time, can you review the Elkadarts Excalibur?
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(05-05-2014, 04:47 AM)Mr.K Wrote: When you have time, can you review the Elkadarts Excalibur?

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I got these this morning from Mike@infinitidarts. From memory think these are my first ever set of Elkadart and they are awesome for the price the grip is just enough, nicely balanced, length wise are shorter than am use to even though there down as 50mm don't seem it. Not a fan of the black coating either chips to easy. But all in all a fantastic dart Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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