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if your only suppose to use one set of darts...
then why does so many have so many different darts? i seem to have a problem buying darts. its cackles fault Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images. but i just like the variety. do you buy/trade till you find the style you like or does some of you play with many different kinds?
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I'm a curious person by nature and since I live no where near a dart shop, I buy and trade online so that I can find what works for me.

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I think part of the aspect is a lot of us like tinkering....most enthusiasts of any hobby will usually have multiple items to collect.

I think one of the biggest ones is the fact we can go out and buy a model that a pro player uses for not a lot of money compared to most other sports/hobbies.

Shaun White's snowboard....that's $600 with no bindings.
Tour de France rider's bike....$5000+
Pro snooker player's cue....go price out some Parris cues.
Want a full set of Tiger Woods' clubs.....thousands of $$$
etc..

Darts is one of the few hobbies/sports that you can say "I personally own the same object/tool that the top 10 in my hobby/sport also use....and I spent less than $800"
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I say many times that you should stick to one set to really progress, dont follow me and buy lots, I buy lots because I enjoy trying different darts and collecting darts too. But its really because I know that I have no chance of getting serious with the game after I lost my natural throw so I find fun and enjoyment in other areas. But I had a period like most people where I was trying different weights and shapes before I finally settled on a choice of dart and weight, its just that things changed when I hurt my shoulder so that scuppered that and then I just got into collecting.
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Love looking at all your darts getagrip. I wish it was more popular in the states then it is.
Steel Tip:
22g Carrera C10,C9,C3
Soft Tip:
18g Target Carrera C11,C1
18g Cyclones
Total 180's 1
First 180 Nov 8 2014 on wda
Trips for show, Dubs for dough
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I like to think that my experimentation was a logical progression to narrow down a weight/style/grip/feel/length/mojo of that special dart that suits me to a Tee. I've owned at least 50 sets of darts and I think I finally know what works best.

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I like to have lots of darts but only throw 1 set, no exceptions! I figure that hour I throw something new is a waste of time, because I could be fine tuning my well known set for another hour
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(11-04-2014, 11:36 AM)grebber Wrote: Love looking at all your darts getagrip. I wish it was more popular in the states then it is.

Cheers!


I think in the 70's and 80's people probably bought less sets as the tungsten sets were very expensive when they first came out and most brass darts were chunky no matter what. I am sure the ones who could afford it still tried a lot before they found something they were happy with but I think you still need to play with a set for a fair while when your just starting and then maybe try a few in different weights then maybe try a different shape but some shapes can feel heavier or lighter than another shape of the same weight, so its never an easy thing to 100% sure about and that's why a gradual change is probably best.

I think I chose to settle on the Lowe darts after trying about 20 or 30 sets but when I tried the Whitlock darts I felt like they were a little better and was left undecided what to go with. Now I find the Whitlock darts feel difficult to throw but a few years ago I loved them and bought every weight version to make my mind up which was best.
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My opinion on this is if you are thinking of taking the game up professionally and playing the circuit then stick to the one set - for us mere mortals that like tinkering then there's nothing better than getting shiny new toys in the post to play with
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I agree that their are more expensive things to collect than darts,,,,and I bet most of the dart collectors have other collections,,,,,

Here is a collection that I had for sale at a local music store on consignment not long ago,,,

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very nice, and that has to be an expensive collection! Guests cannot see images in the messages. Please register at the forum by clicking here to see images.
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Damn nice indeed! The one thing I do do is stick with one set during league ( my wife made me after switching and complaining so much- I promised her and have kept my word- soooo far lol) this season My DPC's got the call 25gm ones.
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For matches and serious practice I stick to one set, but I might swap out the flights depending on the temperature.
26's so far this year: I've already lost count. :-)

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Wheres the fun in 1 set? i love trying lots of darts, the only problem I have at the moment is finding time to throw them.
New job means leaving the house at 7 am and home around 7 pm.
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