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Old 12-04-2017, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have made 3 dart kits but not being a dart player I am having trouble understanding issues that seem to happen with the darts. I am told that the darts are heavier on one end? I weight the darts all the same using the same process. One thrower tells me that the darts dip drastically when thrown thus they never hit the board. Any suggestions.
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Old 12-04-2017, 10:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Darts is a pretty old game, so I would think, without knowing, that there would be info on weighting available online. . I would think, though, that there may be some conflicts between designing a dart to fit the stringencies of producing a kit, and designing a dart for optimal performance.

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Old 12-05-2017, 08:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It depends on how you fill the weights. I have made a couple of sets and learned the trick.

If you just pack in the lead shavings, you can get it perfectly balanced. But as soon as it impacts the dart board, inertia is going to jam all that lead right up to the point. The last couple of sets I made, I added some epoxy as I was stuffing the lead. It seams to keep everything in place.
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