Dull darts won’t stick in the board no matter how ace your aim is. So if you play with steel tip darts, consider investing in adart sharpener: this will help you reducebounce outsand extend the life of your dartboard. The right amount of sharpening will actually leave your point with a slightly rounded tip, which will help it stick in the dartboard – this is true for bothbristleboardsand paper dartboards
Like any sport with a bit of history behind it, darts has developed its own rich lingo. Hard for new players to know what the heck everyone’s talking about. And no one wants to get caught out not knowing their black hat from their white horse. So we’ve cobbled together a selection of the most common, obscure and just plain weird darts terminology to add to your vocabulary (and possibly help you out at pub quiz).
While checking out the world of darts, you’re probably starting to come across a bit ofjargon. Especially around the darts themselves. Flights, barrels, knurls… And one bit of darts terminology that might be causing some confusion is steel tip vs soft tip. What do these words mean, and how to tell which one is right for you?