Happy accident

Discussion in 'General Dart Talk' started by bulldozer, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. bulldozer

    bulldozer Member

    I have always been a big fan of Steve Beaton "The Bronzed Adonis" and a couple of months ago a set of his match played and Practice darts became available for sale on Ebay from his wife. I bought them very cheaply for less than 40 GBP and Steve signed the case and a photo for me as I was going to put them on my sports wall of fame.
    I was using a set of Phase 5 Unicorn Taylor darts at 26 grams and playing well with them in practice after 10 years away from the game but I knew that I should move to a 22 Gram dart as I could work them better or finer for doubling.
    I bought a set of 22 gram Target Generation 1 darts from ebay 5 weeks ago but the courier GLS Portugal who are useless took so long to deliver them that I began to actually try the Steve Beaton 22 Gram darts That I bought for display a couple of months ago.

    A few days back. I got the darts out and I changed the short stems that Steve uses as he actually grips the stem behind the dart to throw it (I put longer nylon stems in and I put in normal pear shaped flights instead of Steves oversize pears.
    The result has been fantastic for me..... I have hit 12 x 180s in the last couple of days practice and my doubling has even improved. The Taylor Gen 1 target darts finally arrived today and although they are really nice darts and I can throw them well the 22g Beaton darts are staying in the darts wallet, lol.
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  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Cool and nice shooting...I've been taking the summer off in hopes of moving past the dartitis and this kind of post inspires me to hit the board a little :D
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