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November 28, 2011
Let's talk about flights

The flight on any set of darts is necessary to stabilize your dart in the air. Flights are available in a vast selection of colors, sizes and materials. There is no correct or best flight shape. It depends on your individual throw and preference which flight to choose. You may need to try out a few different flights to figure out what you like and don't like. But don't worry, flights are fairly cheap, so you can try a few types and still not spend a lot of money.

The most important rules for handling your flights are to always use the same flight shape on all 3 of your darts and to make sure that your flights are always spread.

There are a few different shapes of flights - standard, pear, kite, electro and many more. For beginners, make sure you use the standard shape. You can always change it up later.

Flight Protectors

Flight protectors are very useful. Their main purpose is enhancing the durability of your flights. Whenever an incoming dart hits the flight of a dart already sticking in the dartboard this flight is in danger of being damaged. The flight protector will almost completely eliminate this damage. Another benefit is that flight protectors help keeping your dart spread -- which is a necessity to playing darts. The negative point with flight protectors is that they are small and tend to get lost. When it pops off a dart it is usually impossible to find on the floor because it's just too small. But they are not really expensive either so having extras on hand isn't the end of the world and won't break the bank. The benefit is definitely worth the price.

Until Next Time!
Tony 


1 Comment

On November 29, 2011 Tina G. said...

I have never used flight protectors - I guess because I never thought they'd actually work real well. I'm glad to hear that you recommend them. I will order them soon and try them out!




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