All About Dart Tips
I get asked lots of questions about dart tips. Which are the best ones? What is the difference between tips? So I thought I would post a little bit of information on dart tips. I hope you find it interesting.
Dart Tip Options
Darts is a "touch" game. Expert players appreciate the flexibility of changeable shafts and flights but especially the ability to change tip configurations. Soft tips are available in a variety of plastic compounds and designs. Although the diameter of the tip that penetrates the board is standardized by the board hole size, the length of the soft tip and the mounting flange where the tip threads into the barrel vary from supplier to supplier. Balance, durability and appearance are elements of soft tip selection. Dozens of manufacturers offer tip designs in a rainbow of colors.
Soft tips are produced in an injection molding machine. Each manufacturer guards the exact chemical composition of the molding material very carefully. Tip designers study throwing techniques and take stop-action videos of darts as they reach the board to study how each design works. Darts that do not enter the board do not score, so tip designers constantly seek the combination of materials and design that reduces the number of darts that bounce off of the board. Although soft tips are provided in many colors to satisfy the individual player, it adds no advantage to the dart or player.