Different Types of Darts and Dart Boards
Choosing darts to use for your dart game is a matter of personal preference. If you are able to get the right types of darts, then this can help you to be more accurate and have a great performance. You will find a wide selection of darts and dart boards to choose from if you go to a dart store. Below are some things you need to consider when buying darts and dart boards.
The three most popular types of darts are the wooden darts, the tungsten darts, and the brass darts. The most durable dart is the tungsten dart and this is why it has become very popular. These darts have a smaller diameter than the other types. In order to assess what type of dart works best for you, you need to experiment with different types. It boils down to preference.
Darts also come in different weights. The smallest weight is 12 grans and the heaviest one is 50 grams. Seasoned players often use darts that weight 30 grams or less. If a certain weight works best for one, it may not work for another. Your speed at throwing darts determine the weight of the dart to buy. You have to throw heavier darts harder in order to remain accurate. This one needs to be done by experiment also. The best dark weight is the one that suits your throwing style.
The barrel grip needs to be considered as well. Your choice is between one with a heavy barrel or with a smooth one. You can grip a heavier barrel better but you need to also consider your throwing style. The same rule apply for flights. There are different styles and sizes of flights. Different flights influence the path of the darts through your throwing style.
There are two types of dart boards each with its own quality. Below are descriptions of the two dart boards which can help you choose which one to use.
Traditional dart boards are called bristle dart boards. They have a unique ability to self heal or close-up each time darts are removed from the surface. You will not be able to see the holes where the darts had stuck. The dimensions of the dart board is 18 inches wide and 1.5 inches thick. Steel tip darts are used on this type of dart board.
Electronic dart boards are increasing in popularity. This type of dart board is high in technology and it features automatic scoring, score displays for multiple players, sound effects and a huge choice of different games. Some electronic dart boards require the use of soft tip darts which are softer and safer for children. There are electronic boards that enable a single player to play against the computer. This is great for practicing your skills.