Is the shaft of your dart broken? How annoying! But what now?
It is of course not surprising that a shaft can break. After all, your darts are utensils and anything you use can break. Definitely something you throw at it on a regular basis. Sometimes you spend weeks with the same set of shafts, sometimes they are broken within a day. This is not fun, but it is something that is normal and you will have to take this into account. So make sure you always have enough shafts at home so that you can always keep playing darts, even if they suddenly break!
Of course it differs whether you use a nylon shaft or an aluminum shaft, but even an aluminum shaft can break if it just falls badly. Do you want to keep the chance of a broken shaft as small as possible? Then an aluminum shaft will of course remain the best choice.
Top, but how do I remove my broken shaft?
Without extra supplies: p>
If the shaft breaks, you can usually remove it without having to buy special tools.
If the shaft is still sticking out of the barrel, you can grab the end with your fingers/nails, pliers or tweezers and twist it out (counterclockwise).
Should the shaft have broken off smoothly along or in the barrel, it is important to apply pressure to it while turning it out. Use your finger/nail, scissors or another dart for this. Place the tip of your finger or the end of the scissors or dart against the broken portion of the shaft (inside the barrel), then twist counterclockwise to unscrew it.
With extra supplies: p>
If these methods don't work, we recommend using a broken shaft remover. These are available from different brands and you can use find it here
The tip of your dart is broken or bent? sucks! Can you do something about this?
In most cases you can simply replace the tip of your dart. In some cases you can just do this yourself, but there are also cases where this becomes difficult. There are a number of different ways to get a broken or bent point out of your dart. However, you always need special tools to place a dart point.
The tip is still sticking out of the barrel
If the tip is simply bent or even broken outside the barrel and so it still sticks out of the barrel, you can get it out with pliers or vice. However, because the tip has to be replaced with a special tool, we recommend that you also use this tool to remove the broken tip if you can. These tools can be found here.
The tip has broken off in the barrel
Is the tip broken in the barrel? Then it is important that the tip is drilled out carefully and with high precision. We do not recommend doing this yourself, because if it goes wrong, your barrel may break or the hole for the tip may be hollowed out too much. In both cases, your dart is useless!
Do you want to replace your dart point? Then click here!
You want to play darts and then of course you need darts. But which darts should you actually have? That is quite a difficult question and you will also notice that there is no right or wrong answer.
When choosing a dart, it is important that the barrel (the part you are holding) matches your way of playing. Since no person is the same, there is therefore no dart that by definition works for everyone. Fortunately, there are a number of rules of thumb that help you find a good dart for you.
Sounds tricky, where do I start picking my dart?
The shape of the dart
The shape of the dart affects a number of things. If you choose a straight dart, you will mainly have to throw on technique. That is often nice for people who play darts for longer and have therefore developed a good technique, because the thinner the dart, the more darts fit next to each other in, for example, a triple.
If you have less experience, it is nice to have a dart that is a bit thicker at the the front (a so-called ‘torpedo’ or ‘bomb’ model). This model of dart hangs a little more forward when throwing, making them easier to “fall into the board” and therefore require less technology.
The grip of the dart
It is also often nice to have a dart that fits the way you hold your dart. If you mainly hold your dart at the front (in technical terms a “front grip”), then it is useful to have a lot of grip at the front of your dart. If you notice that you hold the dart correctly at the back (a “rear grip”), then you prefer more grip at the back of the barrel. If this is your first dart, take a look at how other darts players hold their darts and then grab a pen, for example. Try to imitate some ways of holding it and see what suits you best. Now that you have an idea of how you expect to hold the dart, you can estimate where you will need grip.
The material of the dart
You may have noticed that there are a lot of different types of dart materials available. You have different percentages of tungsten, there is brass and a handful of different variants of this.
The material generally indicates how strong and light your dart is. Brass, for example, is an economical choice, but not as strong as tungsten. This makes brass darts a lot thicker than tungsten darts. Nice to play a game of darts recreationally or to see if you like darts, but not useful if you want to get started a bit more seriously. In that case, you better look at tungsten darts. In the tungsten darts you have different percentages of tungsten. The higher a percentage of tungsten, the more editable the dart is. For example, an 80% tungsten dart is stronger than a 90% tungsten dart, but that also means that it is more difficult to edit. 90% tungsten is generally the perfect balance between machinability (and thus grip) and sturdiness and therefore also the norm in the dart world.
What weight dart you need is often personal preference, just like the rest of the dart. But here too there is a rule of thumb: a light dart is difficult to aim, a heavy dart is difficult to throw. If you have a very light dart, it has more resistance when you throw it and therefore requires good technique. If you choose a very heavy dart, it may be that it becomes more difficult to throw. You can compare it with a stone: the smaller the stone, the harder it is to aim. But the bigger the stone, the harder it is to throw. In the end everyone throws differently and you will also notice that as you get better you will also develop a preference for weight. However, as a novice darts player it is generally best to start safely and opt for a weight around 24 grams. A lighter dart has a tendency to “swab” with a lesser technique. during the throw. The throwing style is also very important: the swing of the throw should be completed and not cut off. This prevents sore arm muscles. For a good technique, it is wise to see professionals at work, at a live tournament or, for example, on Youtube.
This varies greatly and depends on the type of dartboard, the intensity of use and the conditions to which the board is exposed (favorable temperature, humidity and lighting). What is very important is to rotate the dartboard regularly so that the wear is evenly distributed over the board! A dartboard is worn if there are bumps and bumps all over the dartboard or if some triples and/or doubles are so bad that the darts fall out. In addition, the wiring can break, bend too much or show burrs. The main ingredient of a dartboard is sisal, a vegetable fiber that is mainly harvested in Brazil, Asia and Africa. A common misconception is that a dartboard is made of horsehair. This is a myth! Another misconception is that it is claimed that a dartboard can be cleaned with water. Definitely not true, because water greatly expands the vegetable fiber! Watch the video now to get the most out of your dartboard!
The center of the bullseye should be hung at 173 cm. The correct throwing distance is 237 cm. Also ensure that there is sufficient free space. We recommend a space of 3 by 1.5 meters
In this case you can always contact us for a suitable solution! We are easy to reach and we are always there for you. You can always call or email us. Our contact details can be found here span>!
No, that's not the intention. We do not take back items that already show signs of use. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse a dart that does not appear to throw as hoped or expected.
Per ordered unit of darts, flights and shafts you will receive a set of 3 pieces. The same applies, for example, to flight protectors, which are also packed per 3 pieces.