Darts is a great pub game that can also be enjoyed from the comforts of your own home. As a matter of fact, it is such a popular game that it holds a strong competitive following, both at amateur and professional levels. This guide will attempt to address how to buy darts and dartboards whether you are a recreational player or an enthusiast. Let's start with the basics.
Your first plan of action should be determining whether you just want something to play with for fun or if you want something suitable to advanced, frequent, or tournament playing. Keep in mind that many stores sell basic sets that combine both a board and darts, which for the occasional player are fine. Eventually they will wear out and can be thrown away without incurring any major monetary loss. However, if you want something to last, you are better off buying separate equipment that is of better quality. That doesn't necessarily mean that it has to break the bank.
Choosing Darts and Boards
The first step in selecting what type of dart to buy is to deciding on the type of board on which you would prefer to play. That is because soft tip darts. Avoid cheap paper boards at all costs. The choice between a bristle board and an electronic one is mostly a matter of personal taste, especially for the recreational player. For your first board, an inexpensive bristle board will do just fine. In that case you might also want to invest in a backboard to protect your walls. If you are interested in buying an electronic dart board then you might want to check out this Web page by gameroomsUSA.com that has a side by side comparison chart of various electronic models and the features of each.
The Right Darts
The consensus amongst darts players is that there is no better way to choose darts than to actually go to a dart store where you can test the darts yourself. In fact, you can spend up to an hour trying out various sets. Experiment with different shapes, weights, and brands until you can narrow down your selection to a few top picks. Don't focus on the price tag, nor on how well you are throwing in the store. Simply test the darts, see what '''''feels best''''', and stick with that. Now let's move into the finer points of selecting darts piece by piece. Note that the tips and flight protectors are not discussed in this guide.
'''Dart Barrel''' The barrel is the part of the dart that you grip and it directly correlates to the price of the dart. While they can be made with either a smooth or knurled finish (best for gripping the dart), what is most important about their construction is the metal. The stronger the metal, the thinner the barrel can be. The thinner the dart, the closer they can be grouped together without bumping each other out of the way. This is especially important for advanced and competitive players who have a very accurate aim. Another thing to remember is the weight of the metals, which also affects game play. Below you will see the three types of barrels to choose from.