Success in dart games is majorly dependent on two factors: the type of dart you are using and your ability to drip the dart well enough. There are certain principles that should be followed when choosing a dart to ensure that you are competent enough in the game of darts.
Select the right material
Darts come in various materials such as metals, wood, and plastics. However, the material highly determines your ability to hit the bull’s eye. If you are a newbie, you will mostly choose a material based on preference. However, professional players usually know the material that the best fit for them. When the cost is put into consideration, nickel or silver are fairly cheaper and hence are preferred by new players. Tungsten is more resistant to wear and tear through quite expensive, hence a preference by most professionals.
Comfortable barrel shapes are appropriate
Since mastering how to grip and throw the dart is a necessity, finding comfortable barrel shapes that are easy to hold firm is a good option. Bulky barrels are usually difficult to handle. Before choosing the right dart, test how the barrel feels in your fingers by the various grip techniques such as 3-finger, 4-fingers or pencil grip. You can then take the best fit as the right option for you.
Try the different weights available
There are always light weights, medium and heavy darts available for play. While light-weight darts may be easy to throw, their motion is not usually under so much control. On the contrary, heavy darts are more firm and can maintain a straight projectile when thrown. They, however, require so much effort. Medium weights are useful for players who cannot easily balance both the light and heavyweight.
Smooth flight additions
Usually, there are wing-like plastics attached at the tail end of some darts. These additions are meant to make the darts more aerodynamic. This feature is particularly effective for those darts that are lightweight or medium weight. The plastics also make the darts fly farther due to a reduction in air resistance.
Hard or soft tips?
The darts you choose should be appropriate depending on the surface of the dart board. Electronic dart boards are usually the right targets for soft plastic tips. On the contrary, hard steel tips are convenient for use when the target is a cork, boards. Poor choice of darts can lead to the damage of the dartboard or an improper adherence of the dart to the dart board.
Determine the amount of grip you want
Imprints on darts are usually convenient for proper grip, though this feature is only common to metallic darts. Additionally, some darts have ridges and bump to enhance grip. It should be noted that when these imprints, darts or bumps are overemphasized on the dart, they make throwing quite problematic. You should also not pick darts that have excess paint which might be sticky on your fingers.
These steps when carefully followed will ensure that you select the best dart for your game.