|Brass Dart||Tungsten Dart|
Nickel Siliver Dart
The most popular dart for dart league throwers is the tungsten dart because a high-density tungsten dart will resist wear and creates a smaller barrel that allows tighter groupings of tungsten darts. Brass and nickel/silver darts are cheaper and are made from softer metal darts meaning the knurling can wear down quickly from skin oils, friction and contact from other darts. When buying tungsten darts you should pay attention to the packaging because the percentage of tungsten is very important to the quality of the tungsten dart. The higher percentage of tungsten the tungsten dart is better and more expensive. The main benefit of a high-quality tungsten dart is that the barrel will be smaller so you will be able to throw tighter groupings of tungsten darts, minimizing bounce outs. Try out the different Shafts. The main factors to consider when buying dart shafts, also known as tungsten dart stems, are length and weight. The important thing here is balance. You need to take care that your stems are not too long or too heavy relative to the length and weight of your dart barrels. The material the stems are made from is also worth considering. Plastic stems are the usual choice due to their relative cheapness and light weight. But it is worth trying aluminum shafts as these are lightweight but have the added advantage of extra rigidity; so they won't flex when you throw with them. One disadvantage is that they often work themselves loose. To overcome this simply adds a rubber O-ring to the threaded section of the shaft..
|Aluminum Stem||Titanium Stem|
Try out the different dart barrel grips. Your next step is to try out different barrel grips that are available in the weight you have chosen. Some tungsten dart barrels have heavy knurling and others are smooth. Typically, the heavier the knurling the easier it is to grip the tungsten dart. However, extremely heavy knurling can cause tungsten darts to stick to your fingers and mess with your accuracy. For the typical dart player, there is more than one tungsten dart barrel that will work. Just make sure to choose the one feels the best and run with tungten dart.
Try out different flights. The main things to consider when looking for dart flights are shape and weight and rigidity. Flights come in many different shapes of tungsten dart and tungsten dart materials and, once again, the key is to pick the flights that balance your barrel and stems. If the flights are too heavy your tungsten darts will be unbalanced.