How to buy the perfect Darts Set
A big part of making as perfect a throw as you can is to first find out the perfect position for yourself based on your perfectly sighted throwing position. Darts players throughout the decades have stood so far offline that they simply rely too much on spatial awareness ability, not a perfectly online position that is very easy to achieve.
By using Winmau’s SightRight Darts you can achieve the darting Shangri-La right form the get go and play a level of darts you never thought possible.
Once you have learnt your perfect throwing position using a SightRight you need to find out what the best equipment is for you in terms of which darts, shafts and flights to use.
There are only 2 types of material you can choose from when buying darts – Brass or Tungsten.
Brass Darts as the name implies are made from Bass and really only for total beginners as they are made from a much thicker material that does not allow you a great degree of accuracy. However, when learning to play the”Extra "thickness of Bass allows you to develop a decent throw quite quickly.
The Darts that 95% of the World plays as Tungsten Darts are the sleekest most advanced material in the darts world. Tungsten Darts come in myriad of different shapes, sizes lengths and weights. Then when you consider the thousands of shafts and flight options you can go with them it can leave your head spinning.
Everyone’s hands are very different, some had softer hands and require less aggressive grip whilst others may have harder skin that gets moist and needs more aggressive grip.
Squeeze your thumb and forefinger together to see how grippy they feel, as a rule the grippier they feel the less grip you need on your darts and visa versa.
Darts with Aggressive grips are very easy to spot as they have lots of shapes and sharp edges, whereas smooth darts with les features will have less grip.
In all our years of custom fitting the world’s top professionals one alarming pattern has emerged between choosing the right darts shape and a person’s physique, mainly height.
As a rough rule if you select a set of darts that feels like your body height you won’t go far wrong.
Next time you see darts on TV try to notice this correlation and see if it holds true.
So if you’re very tall go for a long thin darts and shorter ones if you’re slightly more vertically challenged.
For our lady darters out there we often see shorter heavier being darts used as they are easier to get some momentum in the throw.
Shafts & Flights
Simple one this, always start with a Solid Standard Flight and Shaft length to match your height.
Once you’ve matched yourself based on this rough guide get to the dartboard and start testing your throw.
What should you look for in a darts throw?
Your darts throw should be smooth, and feel like your arm is extending out to its longest length possible.
You should feel that you are "Pushing” the Darts NOT "Pulling” them to the dartboard; a pull will be an aggressive jerk that is very inaccurate.
Good Luck – and if you need any expert fitting advice contact Red Dragon Darts we’ll be glad to help