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    What are your true feeling about 'flight protectors."
    Best things ever invented. I wish the came in Latinum.
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    I like mine. They protect the darts and look cool.
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    I use them sometimes. I don't really notice a difference.
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    They may look cool but they are a bit more trouble than they are worth.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:46 am    Post subject: Flight Protectors - The Poll Reply with quote

    How do you really feel about flight protectors?
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I straighten my flights before I throw anyway - and if one is lost the others would bother me. ...and I pack my flights flat when the darts aren't in use, so tightening the protectors with pliers or gluing them on is not an option. For me they're more trouble than they're worth.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    You didnt have an option for I dont use them. I use dimplex flights and they tend to handle a beating better and dont split as much
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Flight protectors only protect a very small part of the flight. I think they are more trouble than they are worth. If you like the idea of having the tail end of the flight protected, but don't like the hassle of flight protectors, Slik-Stiks are a very good option.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I swear by them..keeps the flights squared better IMO.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I don't think they are any trouble at all. They keep the ends of my flights from splitting open.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I dont like them and I think that they are more trouble then they are worth, just something else to lose and worry about. i use nylon flights so its kind of hard to put them on. I usually "square" the flights every time I get ready to throw anyway.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I used them for a long time and preffered the smallest available, sometimes I used them to focus my aim on. Now I am using dynastar flights which seem to make the dart feel it has less resistance/drag when thrown (other flights feel like small parachutes). They also totally eliminate robin hoods and using them together with my Phil Taylors (moving points so the dart also spins) there seem to be less deflection of the incoming dart. The only drawback is getting used to all the moving parts (tips & flights). Still dont know if it's the right set up so the quest for the grail continues.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I like them. They are no trouble at all and they keep the flights square.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Cool I use them all of the time.
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    PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Love 'em. Go through fewer flights and keep 'em well-spread.

    As far as protectors popping off, many people use a mild adhesive, such as glue or nail polish to keep 'em on. I simply use needle-nose pliers to secure the aluminum ones and haven't had many problems.

    JinRI mentioned Slik-Stiks, which I've also been meaning to try - just hope V-Wing flights fit in 'em.
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I used them and swore by them when I used less durable flights. My complaint was losing one every so often and it was a pain to get them on and make sure they stayed on. Now I use Pentatholon, Amerithon, or Ruthless flights which stand up to serious beating so don't have to worry about protectors. Good riddance I say, one less thing to worry about.

    Now I have to worry about losing that little spring on the shaft, but thanks to SEWA I got a remedy for that using that little cut the flight trick. Now flights pop off occasionally and the spring stays in the flight, gotta love it.

    On a side note, if you can feel the difference between one dart with one and one with out, you shouldn't be wasting your time with darts. Your discerning hands should be making you money as a surgeon.
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I just started using flight protectors after playing darts 15 years. Since it's a 45 minute drive for me to Horizon dart supply, not using them and running out of flight gave me a reason to go there. But now I don;t play so much, and I'm not so enamored by dart supplies so the 1-1/2 hour is something I'd rather avoid if possible. I use the RibTex flights and they don't come in a thick version so I use flight protectors and haven't changed flights in about 6 months.

    Yea the dart industry has seen a penny out of me in a long long time.
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    cannibal wrote:

    On a side note, if you can feel the difference between one dart with one and one with out, you shouldn't be wasting your time with darts. Your discerning hands should be making you money as a surgeon.
    Perhaps I wasn't making my thoughts clear, I was not saying that I can feel the difference between a flight with a protector and one without. I was trying to say there seems to be a different feel between Dynastar flights and conventional flights when I throw them. That is just my opinion but I think if you try them you may agree or maybe not. I say throw whatever your comfortable with but experimenting with different setups could result in finding one that performs/feels better.
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Ec is right..the Dynastars are a VERY thick flight even thicker than Pentathlon..plus they are molded. I used to use them and swore by them, the only reason I stopped was when I got away from spinners.
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'm with ABA on the DynaStars, although I don't use them anymore- I would reccomend them to anyone. I use the flight protectors to keep the flight from developing one of those square openings at the top of the flight. It drives me nuts when I open a new set of flights and bam, already a square hole at the top! UGH.
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    EC you made yourself clear, the aside wasn't directed at you so don't take it personally.
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    PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    No problem sometimes I even confuse myself Rolling Eyes
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