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i hope this helps people when buying online that they actually buy the right stem length because to my my surprise what i thought was my medium sized shaft is actually short 40mm now i am playing years and u might say he did not know what shaft length what a tool but take in to account i had never bought anything online up to a few weeks ago bought a set of target darts at the double top shop so keeping this in mind when i used to go in to the local sports shop my purchase of the stems would be made on a visual inspection example there to short there to long ya those are the ones so obviously now in hindsight the shop had on display only ex short short medium so i buy the short thinking its medium if this makes sense to everyone dont want people posting back ah but blah de blah short shaft is 42mm i KNOW there are slight variations depending on the maker this is just a general guide so no one wastes money online buying the wrong size stemGuests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Thanks for posting, it is useful but I think some manufacturers have differing lengths which is why I started a thread on the old forum for people to post pics of what they buy and what they are supposed to be and what they actually measure. I only posted a few stems in it, but I will port it over here and maybe people can start adding to it to use as a reference.
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(04-09-2013, 01:05 PM)Getagrip Wrote: Thanks for posting, it is useful but I think some manufacturers have differing lengths which is why I started a thread on the old forum for people to post pics of what they buy and what they are supposed to be and what they actually measure. I only posted a few stems in it, but I will port it over here and maybe people can start adding to it to use as a reference.
ya i think it is important factor
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I found out about the different makers having different lengths last weekend. My missus needs some new stems, so I get the vernier out and measure her old ones. To my supprise, all the ones I looked at online at a few different sites were 2-4mm longer or shorter than hers were.
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(04-10-2013, 12:05 AM)Jimbo21 Wrote: I found out about the different makers having different lengths last weekend. My missus needs some new stems, so I get the vernier out and measure her old ones. To my supprise, all the ones I looked at online at a few different sites were 2-4mm longer or shorter than hers were.
ya noticed a difference myself on the short ones i buy in local sports shops of about 2 to 3mm as grip mentioned depends on the maker
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Stems are one item that could benefit from a 'standard' for measuring.

'Medium', 'short', etc isn't any help as all manufacturers make their 'medium' stems to a different standard. And a number of websites will provide Measurements for one 'medium' stem 'including threads' and then another 'excluding threads'.....makes what should be a very simple purchase a headache.

Most accurate way I've found to measure stems is to measure from the base of the stem to the base of the flight slot.
If manufacturers (or at least websites) provided this measurement, there would be a lot less confusion as to which stem to buy. I'd know I was buying a '34mm' stem and not a '40mm' stem or '30mm' stem. And it eliminates discrepancies between extra short, shaft, inbetween, medium ideas between manufacturers.
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(04-10-2013, 12:18 AM)eplea Wrote: Stems are one item that could benefit from a 'standard' for measuring.

'Medium', 'short', etc isn't any help as all manufacturers make their 'medium' stems to a different standard. And a number of websites will provide Measurements for one 'medium' stem 'including threads' and then another 'excluding threads'.....makes what should be a very simple purchase a headache.

Most accurate way I've found to measure stems is to measure from the base of the stem to the base of the flight slot.
If manufacturers (or at least websites) provided this measurement, there would be a lot less confusion as to which stem to buy. I'd know I was buying a '34mm' stem and not a '40mm' stem or '30mm' stem. And it eliminates discrepancies between extra short, shaft, inbetween, medium ideas between manufacturers.
well said
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Well start adding your pics and measurements here so that everyone can use it for reference: https://www.dartsnutz.net/showthread.php?tid=679
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thanks for putting this up. It definitely is useful and I don't consider you a tool for not knowing all of the lengths. For years I thought there were only three lengths. Short, medium, and long lol
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Anyone know what length of stem James Wade throws with?
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(06-23-2013, 12:01 PM)Ironman Wrote: Anyone know what length of stem James Wade throws with?
I think mediums.
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Short m8.
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(06-23-2013, 04:45 PM)Kingbrogan180 Wrote: Short m8.
thanks - I wasn't 100% sure
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thanks for posting. I like inb's
(04-09-2013, 12:53 PM)1in1out Wrote: i hope this helps people when buying online that they actually buy the right stem length because to my my surprise what i thought was my medium sized shaft is actually short 40mm now i am playing years and u might say he did not know what shaft length what a tool but take in to account i had never bought anything online up to a few weeks ago bought a set of target darts at the double top shop so keeping this in mind when i used to go in to the local sports shop my purchase of the stems would be made on a visual inspection example there to short there to long ya those are the ones so obviously now in hindsight the shop had on display only ex short short medium so i buy the short thinking its medium if this makes sense to everyone dont want people posting back ah but blah de blah short shaft is 42mm i KNOW there are slight variations depending on the maker this is just a general guide so no one wastes money online buying the wrong size stem[Image: https://www.edarts.net/shftlgth.jpg]
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I've ordered and been "testing" shafts recently with my father; trying to determine what best suits our throws. We've ordered various aluminum shafts from various places; and there is a slight difference among manufacturers. I had though the "short" stems were for me, but for the past week or so, I have been liking the Xtra Short stems a bit more.

I have found that even among the Xtra shorts, that length can vary from 28-32mm.
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