Weight of the dart
What gram should I use for a perfect shot? If this is your question, then, remember, that a heavier dart is easier to throw. The shot taken by a heavier dart can be relaxed and more comfortable while, a lighter dart requires putting in more strength. Steel tip darts are hence, heavier and a better choice for beginners while the soft tip darts are better for more seasoned players.
Other than these, the balance of the dart, the grip, and many other things are there that can regulate your game but while you buy these are the most important things to consider.
A more detailed look at the dart flight
Although choosing the shape of a dart light does not really affect the game and is generally based on the personal choice. While a standard shape flight is for someone who throws a curve shot, a slimmer shaped flight is for someone is can throw straighter. Here is a quick view at the different shapes of the flight available:
- No6 shape
The flight can also be of different weights:
- 75 micron- suitable for beginners and for amateur playing
- 100 micron- the most popular one, generally stronger than the 75 micron ones.
- 150 micron- a strong one with more durability
- Plastic moulded- these are the best dart flights available. it helps in keeping the dart at the right angle position, enhancing a shot.
The different types of locks and rings:
- Standard rings
- Champagne rings
- Shell lock
You can also use a dart protector on the lights of the dart to give it a better and longer life. It keeps away the flight from quick wear and tear.
The ideal dart weight
The weight of the dart depends on how you wish to throw a dart. While a heavier dart is easier and relaxing to throw, a lighter dart requires a more powerful throw. Darts generally weight between 12 to 50 grams. Although players using darts heavier than 30 grams is hard to find. Your throwing speed will determine the right choice of the dart weight for you. Another thing to remember is that, the position of the weight on the barrel will also affect a shot. While some are heavier at the front, others are heavier at the back. Try a few shots to know your level of comfort before you buy.