Stealing the Show
In 1992, Shot Darts designed the world’s first bladed bristle dartboard – the Professional Bandit Board – at our factory in Katikati, New Zealand. Today, that board remains a firm fixture in games rooms and tournament venues worldwide.
The Bandit owes its cult following to the world’s finest bristle dartboard technology. Its unique, staple-free white razor-bladed wires are more than 50% finer than a standard dartboard, so more darts hit their mark rather than bouncing out.
Through 50 years in the darts business, we’ve noticed that players have a preference for their boards as well as their darts. So we’ve released our new generation Bandit Boards in two densities: the original Bandit and the firmer Bandit Duro.
The World's first and finest bladed dartboard. Premium African conditioned self-healing sisal bristles are packed to optimal depth and density for outstanding durability and infused with quality eco-inks for low glare, colour-fast surface with great visibility. The Bandit full-size 18" x 1.5" dartboard meets World Dart Federation specs, so you’re always up for the competition. Bandit boards are easy to install, with Shot’s own innovative one-component bracket system in heavy-duty nylon. This also makes it stronger and more stable than conventional steel dartboard mounting brackets. Its unique interlocking design and smooth plastic composite edging mean it’s easy to rotate, for even target wear. The Bandit comes complete with a bonus measuring tape, a new stabilising system, and darts handbook – for the ultimate steal!
Hot Tip! Are you using a soft tip dart with a conversion point?
Soft tip darts are generally lighter and have less adhesion to the board, so good steel tip conversion points are essential for maximum scoring and minimum bounce-outs.
For maximum penetration when using a soft tip barrel with a conversion point, we encourage the use of genuine steel tip conversion points, designed to penetrate and adhere to the sisal fibre, minimizing bounce-outs and not causing damage to the sisal.
Read more about our Bandit Design Evolution
Next Generation Shot Darts Bandit Bristle Dartboards – The Official Dartboard of the USA Championship Darts Circuit (CDC)
“We could not be happier with the performance of the new Bandit board by Shot Darts! We received an advance shipment of two Bandits to use on our feature/streaming board for a CDC weekend; generally, we plan on using one dartboard per day of play to avoid wear showing on camera. With the new Shot Bandit board not only were we able to use one board for BOTH days, but we never even needed to rotate it! 18 matches played over two days with top-caliber players and the board still looked brand new. The black number ring is great for TV because the numbers really stand out and the new mounting system is ideal for home use. Shot Darts has truly raised the standard for professional-calibre dartboards, and we’re looking forward to using the Bandit for many years to come.” Peter M. Citera, CEO, Championship Darts Corporation.