Can I just say 'wow'? Seems to fit for me anyway. The new WINMAU Stratos Dual Core soft tip darts arrived today and I have to admit that I am very impressed! WINMAU continues to produce premium darts for the serious dart player and enthusiast alike and these are going to make a real splash on the dart scene if you ask me!
First off, these are bigger than other soft tip darts I've tested and played with. They are, in fact, very much like any standard steel tip dart in size and feel yet only weigh in at 20 grams (the ones I have anyway but they come in 18 also - for electronic/soft darts and heavier weights for steel players). This is a major plus in my book as someone who's tossed steel darts since 1977 and never quite got the feel for the much smaller and lighter soft tip darts. These bridge that gap nicely and could easily be used as a 'conversion' dart for anyone like me playing in both worlds.
The fit and feel of these darts is superb with excellent grip characteristics, very nice balance and a strike in the board that is solid and well placed. I'd call these some very well thought out darts and frankly, am glad to see someone making darts like this!
If you've not taken a look at WINMAU's collection of soft darts lately, I encourage you to do so as they are a real contender in the electronic darts world! Not to mention they've been around a long long time and have tons of experience making great darts.
You won't be disappointed.