Re: Bought A Bristle Dart Board - Need Dart Suggestions
I have been playing 1-3 nights a week for seven years, so I guess you could say I'm pretty serious about it. We've been using soft tip darts and electronic boards the entire time.
We started with Halex boards the first few years but wore each one out in about a year. We've since switched to Arachnid boards and the difference is night and day. We currently have two Arachnid boards (a 13" and a 15") and switch between the two every few weeks, just to keep us sharp. We've had each for two years and both are still just like new!
You definitely want to go with tungsten darts, because you'll have thinner darts with more weight. The thinner the darts, the better your chances of wedging them into the slot you need when theres already two darts in that slot. The heavier darts (approx 17-18 grams) will do wonders for your game over the cheaper, lighter ones. A set will run you about $40 though.
Also, as has been suggested, order your some plastic spinning shafts online. (The metal ones tend to bend.) They'll save your flights!! Also, buy your flights online from ebay. You can get them for about $1.00 per set, while retail stores will charge $2.00 or more.
If you have never played scoring cricket, it's a game you must learn. We have a saying: "Every game is different", and it's so true. It gets the adrenaline flowing every time. The other game we play is ten-round high score. I have been keeping an Excel spreadsheet for seven years with all kinds of records and it makes it so much more interesting.