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Simon Whitlock 24g Darts Review
I got the Gold Whitlocks darts when they first came out by Red Dragon 2 years ago, cost £34.99 then. I am reviewing the Winmau branded ones here in 24g. They are still the same price on Red Dragon but the cheapest I have seen at the time of this review is Double Top darts for £25.99. click here

The plain tungsten version are cheaper but this review is just for the Gold version.

This is the aluminium cased version:

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Supplied with 2 sets of stems and 2 sets of Whitlock signature flights:

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The darts themselves are half coated in 24K Gold Plate which gives them a beautiful and distinctive look:

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As you can see from the pics they are a tapered barrel and thus a front weighted dart. They have a number of wide rings which ends in a collection of narrow rings at the nose.

I would say its probably a level 2 grip but I think the gold plating affords a certain level of grip but is likely to wear in time.

The dimensions of the barrels can be seen in the following pics:

Length:
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Width (narrowest):
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They are very well match weighted, I had 2 at 24.4g and 1 at 24.3g:

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Here they are set up with a medium, inbetween 23mm, and a short stem:
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Here is the balance point set up with a medium stem and standard flight:

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Here is my usual grip which suits this type of dart I think:

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When I first got my original Red Dragon Whitlock 24g darts, I hit a 180 not long after playing with them and a week later I hit another one. I was just starting to improve at that point and these were the first set for a long while that I had hit a 180 with. So I kept them in my "Keep Pile" and since then I acquired a 22g set a 26g set and the 24g set above, so now have 4 sets:

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They seem to suit my forward style of grip and its probably because they are a front weighted dart. I have not played with them much of late because I have had so many sets to try but I'm going to give them a good run soon and finally make up my mind if they are for me or not.

As usual from Red Dragon/Winmau they are of a very good standard of quality but dont expect the gold plate to last because it wont.
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Why you need 4 sets lol?
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thanks Darren for the review buddy, they are beautiful looking things.
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Great review Darren, as always. I have this exact set with the case and all, beautiful darts but I can't throw them at all! Guess the gold won't wear off of mine!
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I loved the set of 22g one's that I had. Wish I didn't swap them now. I had a set of 18g soft tip version as well and sold them to a friend. Once again, regretting that.
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(11-06-2013, 08:52 PM)mentos Wrote: Why you need 4 sets lol?

This was an old review from the old site.

I had them when they were first made and it was between these and Lowes that I was finally going to decide on, I was leaning towards these and just got more sets in different weights.

They really did work well for me until I hurt my shoulder, 18 months later I hated them, just never got the hang of throwing them back, may have been me expecting too much but whatever it was it never returned.
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love them darts, think i still have some 22g somewhere
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Nice Grip.. I had 2 sets of the Phase2 but just 1.5mm too long and even front loaded and gooves in the nose.. just not for me, sold both sets
Reason- too smooth & long, also the "waist" at the back still didnt give me enough grip.. at one stage I had resin on my fingers (bad move) then even considered doing what Simon used to do when he was with PUMA.. run a sharpening stone down the barrel to give paralell grip.. decided against it
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I only have a 22g set now, where ever they are lol!

but he uses a new dart now though.
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(06-05-2014, 09:58 AM)Getagrip Wrote: I only have a 22g set now, where ever they are lol!

but he uses a new dart now though.

Yes Simon has a mixture of Dennis Priestly Winmau and his Phase2 barrels @22grams.. contacts for Simon tell me he says they are the best he has used, I have tole the guys to tell him to go back to his originals.. we all have actually.
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Anybody still playing these? Do they wear out quick?
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Lovely pictures and review
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(05-12-2018, 07:37 AM)Papa w Wrote: Lovely pictures and review

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Enjoyed reading the review my he's really changed his darts
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