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    Which darts should I get?
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:12 pm    Post subject: A quick dart question Reply with quote

    Ok I'm using 23 gram darts. I'm getting the same shape dart but they only come in 22g and 24g. What would you get? I don't get to try them first which is bad but I'm getting them cheap. I'm thinking the 22g. Any opinions?
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    24s. Then you can have some taken out if you need it. If you go with 22s you will need to add a gram, which adds length, which might not help. IMO
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    the way i heard the way to describe a gram is a tissue is a gram..so if you use a 22 gram you have 22 tissues, so ways the differents in 2 or3 tissues weight wise
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    kdog wrote:
    the way i heard the way to describe a gram is a tissue is a gram..so if you use a 22 gram you have 22 tissues, so ways the differents in 2 or3 tissues weight wise

    What if he has to blow his nose?
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    The lighter the better.
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    USUALCHAOS wrote:
    The lighter the better.


    then don't blow your nose on your darts.
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Where or how can you get a gram removed?
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Removing a gram will effect the flight of your dart by making the nose of the dart heavier. While one gram is not much, you may find the difference not to your liking.

    I would personally throw with the 22 gram darts. I can't imagine that you would not be able to adjust after a short while. 22-gram darts are likely to be thinner than the 24s, (all other things being equal.) That would be a plus for my game.

    So, I will eshew athe advice of the Great Skizrock on this one and side with Usualcaos. "Lighter is better."
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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Depending on the barrel design, there might be some space inside, below the shaft threads. I have been able to add 0.5 to 1.5 grams to a dart by making use of that space to add ground up solder, or a tungsten slug. That way the balance is not screwed up as much as when you hang an Add-a-Gram off the end.

    But since you are buying these blind, that would be a risk.

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    PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    As has just been said, buying them blind could be a problem. Adjusting to a slightly different weight of dart (if it's just a gram or two) is usually easier than adjusting to a different length or balance.

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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Cool I am with chunky on this one. I can usually adjust to different weight darts as long as the balance is the same.
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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Thanks for the input. I just decided to go with the 22g. If it don't like the wieght I can alway buy the 24g and sell the 22g. I'm getting them cheap enough that I think I will not lose money if I have to sell one.
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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Off the topic, but I just had to look to see who thought there really was such a thing as a "Quick Dart Question"!!!!!!!!!!

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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    That is a very personal choice. I'll answer if I was you of course... Wink
    I'll take both and will explain why. You need to have a backup dart set. I have 3 sets with me on tournaments. Two set of 25g and one set 23g. The second 25g set is a pure backup set. The set of 23g I use only when is a very long day of play and my arm has trow over a 80kg(176+lb)for the day and I am still shooting. Then I take the set of 23g and I shoot with it. The tiredness in my arm compensate the 2g difference. I'm still shooting at the T20 just like with the 25g. But thats me
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    PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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    PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    one thing to remember, there is never a quick dart question.

    we look way too deep into things.. if you are near a dart shop that

    carries both sets i'd say try them both, REPEATEDLY.. i have made

    the mistake several times of buying a set of darts after 5 minutes

    of quick tossing .. see if you can use them for a game or two.. if

    possible.. then go with the one you like.. sometimes a gram one way or the other can make a big difference.
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    PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    A gram can be removed with a stedy hand and a drill. just drill a bit out of the back, in the barrel just under the shaft. The hole has already been made. Wit a steady hand, you will not veer to one side or the other in the short distance of removing a gram. (or find someone with a drill press.)

    A gram can be removed on a lath by skinning the dart lightly. Removing the outer layer bit by bit until the desired weight is achieved. As the surface area is quite large compared to the small area of the hole in the back of the dart, significant care must be taken not to overcut. A gram is not a lot of material.

    Surprise! You may actually find that those 22 gram darts are actually 23 gram darts. Find a scale and weigh them. In steel tip darts it is not uncommon for the manufacturer to measure only the barrel, that's right... no tip and no shaft and no flight. Once the weight of the tip and shaft are added, you may actually find that your 22-gram dart is actually closer to 23 grams.

    Good luck!
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