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June 07, 2012
American Darts

What are American Darts?

American darts were developed in the Eastern US and use a wooden dartboard with an entirely different design than that of the London or English dartboard. The games played are also different with a variation baseball being the most popular. Even the darts used are different. The "widdies", as they are called, have one-piece barrels and shafts made of wood. Turkey feathers are used exclusively for flights and three are glued to the sides of the shaft. At the other end, the steel point is attached to a lead weight which is attached to the wood barrel.

Until Next Time! Tony


2 Comments

On June 11, 2012 ????? said...

Thanks for that the post, was an interesting read Curious because to how you came about that solution.

On June 08, 2012 David said...

I recently purchased a Shelti electronic board. Can you please recommend a suitable dart tip? It appears that 2BA is the most popular. Which is better for the board...the regular length tip or the short tip? Response: David, unfortunately I am not familiar with that board, but the short tip is most preferred for the electronic boards, the 2BA is the size of the screw that fits in the darts and that most darts take the 2BA, Bar darts often take the ¼”screw.




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