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One80 Re-Flex Reactive 24g darts review

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Finally got round to reviewing these great little darts, phew!

Ok first things first if you don't already know it these are one of the models from One80 darts new Revolution range incorporating their new Re-Flex points. For more info click this link: One80 Revoloution Range There are 6 models in the range and this particular model is the Reactive 24g and there is a 20, 22 and 26 gram version. They new patented Re-Flex points are made from a very thin (1.5mm) specially formed metal that is very flexy but strong and has a number of advantages which I will talk about below.

They have an MSRP of £59.99 and are a 90% tungsten dart. They come in a neatly packaged box which has a slide out tray containing the darts with medium proplast stems fitted and an extra set of stems with stem rings and 2 sets of standard shape flights.

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As you can see from the above pics the barrels are a short Lowe style shape but they have a lovely micro style grip at the front and rear with a slightly grippier purist style grip in the middle. I would say its a high medium level of grip overall. Also I am not sure but these may be the first One80 darts I have seen with the One80 name etched on?

Dimensions:

Length:

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Width:

The barrels were thickest around the middle grip section and were a shade under 8mm:

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Weight:

Darts were within 9 hundredths of a gram between lightest and heaviest so fairly close but its nothing I would notice, and the heaviest was 1.1 tenths above stated weight so very acceptable I think:

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Weight of the full set up as supplied:

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Balance:

With nothing attached the balance was just a little front of centre:

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With the supplied setup the balance moved right to the centre:

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

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My natural grip with these was close to the front but as they are a short dart they were ok gripping from the middle too:

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Darts landed in my usual slightly tail up position:

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Conclusion:

Well there is a lot I like about these darts but I want to talk about the new points first.

I think the points are really good, they seem to work perfectly and the advantages of the design as described on the box seem to have been validated with my testing.

The points are so thin they penetrate the board easily and seem to stick solid, yet the darts still flex out the way if hit with an incoming dart which has the advantage of absorbing the incoming darts energy and thus allowing it to increase its chance of hitting the board instead of deflecting away and potentially losing scoring points.

The darts do spring/twang a bit like soft tips but its not overly exaggerated and I never found it to be off putting, check out the video and especially the 6 darts slow mo and also the close up slow mo of the points hitting the board to see.

In normal play you see the darts twang for a second or 2 and that's it. I can see the very thin points been useful for hard boards too and to me it could be a great way to prolong your boards lifespan as I never noticed the holes when pulling the darts out which was impressive. The points remind me of sewing needles they are so thin!

The only disadvantage I can think of with the points is getting them replaced if you have a break, it could be awkward if it snaps inside the barrel but they do seem to be very strong and flexible so hopefully that wont happen.

Ok onto the barrels. These are a very nicely weighted and shaped dart for me, they feel comfortable in my fingers and I am a big fan of the lovely micro style grip at the front, it feels a touch grippier than some micro grips I have tried though. The middle grip overall felt a little grippier still and I was mostly on the micro grip with my thumb and finger and a little on the wider ring grip of the middle.

I found that the darts had a very nice flight and were nice and stable as they came set up, just suited my throw well.

I think if you like short darts then it probably does not matter too much if your a front, middle or rear gripper as I think they will suit all grips but they are probably especially suited to centre grippers the most as that's were the sweetest balance was.

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Summary Ratings:

Looks: 7.5 (look fine)
Grip: 7.5 (on a 1 to 10 Scale, 10 been severe grip)
Weight match: 7.5 (fairly close)
Quality: 8 (nice quality neatly packaged too)
Value: 7 (extra stems and flights are nice but would like em to be cheaper)
Suitability for me: 8 (very nice darts to throw with nice stable flight)

Best Feature: The Points are great! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Another awesome review Darren! Glad you like the new points!
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Thanks Damien, yeah I think they are a great idea Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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the set i will get soon Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. great review grip Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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(09-02-2014, 05:02 PM)david the Spartan Wrote: the set i will get soon Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. great review grip Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.

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+1 dang it grip, another great review leaving me with a sudden urge to buy more darts!
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(09-02-2014, 05:08 PM)Cankles of Fury Wrote: +1 dang it grip, another great review leaving me with a sudden urge to buy more darts!

Thanks Nate, Sorry Nate lol!

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Good review Gripo
Im still not sold on those tips, they go way to far in the board IMO, for one it wont help with the glue and the other is that when a 7.99mm dart is buried in the board up to the hilt it wont matter how flexy the tip is its not gonna move at that point only at the flight end. now thats where this tip would excell, for those times when you just touch a piece of flight it may move out the way but what about when you want to use the flight to guide ya arra in???

I think the tip needs more designing, they should go for the Harpoon shaped tips, this would allow relatively the same penetration as a traditional tip keeping the barrel further from the target thus not blocking it, also by not bedding as deep the tip should flex more and move out the way easier.

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(09-02-2014, 05:20 PM)DIRTY G Wrote: Good review Gripo
Im still not sold on those tips, they go way to far in the board IMO, for one it wont help with the glue and the other is that when a 7.99mm dart is buried in the board up to the hilt it wont matter how flexy the tip is its not gonna move at that point only at the flight end. now thats where this tip would excell, for those times when you just touch a piece of flight it may move out the way but what about when you want to use the flight to guide ya arra in???

I think the tip needs more designing, they should go for the Harpoon shaped tips, this would allow relatively the same penetration as a traditional tip keeping the barrel further from the target thus not blocking it, also by not bedding as deep the tip should flex more and move out the way easier.

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Cheers G.

Not sure as the B4DC is a bit soft on the top layer and I sometimes see people with normal points bury their darts into the sisal and as normal points are thicker surely they would do more damage?

Also in the slow mo close up I think one of the darts is right into the front of the barrel but still moves when the incoming dart hits it.
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Thank you for great review, I like these darts, point are very clever.
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(09-02-2014, 06:34 PM)Orange Man Wrote: Thank you for great review, I like these darts, point are very clever.

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(09-02-2014, 07:07 PM)Getagrip Wrote:
(09-02-2014, 06:34 PM)Orange Man Wrote: Thank you for great review, I like these darts, point are very clever.

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Well I have been using these points for a little while now, and I can honestly say I've noticed an improvement in my game. Don't get me wrong, as with anything, the dart itself (or point mainly in this case) obviously isn't going to turn you into a superstar overnight! But I definitely have more confidence aiming at the 1st or 2nd dart without the fear of hitting the target dart out of the board, or getting a bad deflection, you obviously still do get deflections off them but they are reduced in the fact of how far they deflect, many times clipping the barrel or flight which would surely have resulted in a deflection into the number/treble next door with a normal dart, but with these points have only deflected a couple of mm and still hit the target area. As well as that I've noticed far less bounce outs off wires too. All in all, as I said, obviously no dart is going to do all the work for you and all of a sudden make you a world class player, but in a game of very fine margins, I personally find that that extra little bit of help - even if it's only a mm or 2 - makes a big difference, especially to your mental confidence.

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great review thanks!
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Great review as always. I am interested in these reflex darts. I just can't seem to find a shape that may work for me, at least not yet.
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