Active in the darts scene for years, many tournaments or prizes to their name, or always to be found at the board: the experienced dart player has already dedicated a lot of time to his passion. For beginners, finding the right material is still difficult, but the pro already knows what he likes to throw. Are you curious what we recommend to players of this level? Then read on!
Equipment vs. price
For the experienced dart player, cost is often not the biggest factor. Most darts players know how much time they put into the sport and therefore also what they think is worth spending on darts. As explained earlier in Buying Darts for Beginners, certain more expensive materials are more suitable for darters who have found their feet in the sport.
For the most defining component, the barrel, that comes down to a Tungsten barrel with a ratio starting at 90% Tungsten. This is a heavier material, allowing barrels to stay at the same weight with less material. This keeps the barrel thinner and allows darts to be thrown closer together. The higher the percentage of tungsten, the thinner the barrel can remain. However, this can lead to a higher cost!
Shafts & Flights
Then there are the shafts. For beginning players plastic shafts are recommended, but as an avid dart player you will soon want to switch to metal shafts. Aluminum shafts, carbon shafts or titanium shafts are your best friend here. These are lighter materials, while carbon and titanium still remain incredibly strong. Of course, these are also on the pricier side than nylon and other plastic shafts.
Dart flights also have options that are mainly for experienced players. Instead of the usual 110 micron nylon flights you can look for a higher or lower micron count. On top of the more expensive options, there are also molded flights & shafts. For example, the L-Style Flights. These flights are molded to a standard 90 degree angle and offer excellent consistency in their flight patterns.
Condor even goes one step further, offering shafts & flights in one piece. These exceptional parts are particularly useful if you are a dart player who already knows how to throw and you want to raise your skill level.
Is it time for you to upgrade to new parts yet? Hopefully this article has helped you on your way! Do you still have questions? Our customer service is always ready to help you.