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So I've been going out and playing darts quite a bit lately, and I'm sick and tired of getting beaten by my fairer-sexed companions. I'm also sick of shitty house darts, and shitty boards.

Since this is HC, and I have the space, I'm contemplating getting a setup for the house to practice, and have some darts to keep with me when I go out so we don't have to play with nylon nonsense.

I think I've narrowed my board choices down to either the Winmau Blade 5 (60$) or Blade 5 Dual Core (better, and 85-90$.)
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The dart board surround, and the darts themselves, however, I'm not sure on.

Anyone here throw? Have a recommendation for some mid-level darts I should consider (I'll save the Hammerheads for the Christmas wish list)? What about a surround? I've ruled out the cabinet option, as it seems lacking, but definitely want to protect the walls.

**BRENT**

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darts are really a personal feel type of thing, I threw for years in a bar league in NYC and went through many types of darts. I loved this style for a while https://www.amazon.com/Bottelsen-Hammer-Tungsten-Gorilla-Diameter/dp/B005I0I8WY/ref=pd_sbs_200_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B005I0I8WY&pd_rd_r=2GM42R97E14SC0HCHR2A&pd_rd_w=facCR&pd_rd_wg=Gaiyh&refRID=2GM42R97E14SC0HCHR2A

 

In the end it is all about mental focus and flawless technique. Some nights the target looks so big that I  crushed  games 501 double in double out and some nights I played like Ray Charles.

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I'm with you on the feel thing. Going to the dart shop tomorrow before I go throw with a chick who beat me by one bull last time, though I won in the most clutch game we've played to date.

http://tadarts.com/contents/en-us/d202_Steel_Tip_Darts.html

I'm thinking the 40-50$ range is solid for now. That would get me into 80-85% tungsten darts and let me get
Some throwing down and then down the road, when I know my preference, go Bottelsen.

I can't remember which weight I used to throw, but think it was 24ish.

If you know of anything from my local shop that jumps out, LMK.

**BRENT**

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SMH.

Was definitely more consistent with these.

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Had to close 15 and Bull
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Tried about 12 darts in 4-5 different weights before I found something. There was a set I liked more but not for 25% more.

Heh, I actually described what I wanted after throwing different things.

"So, we have exactly what you're describing, but it's 135$."

270% of max budget? Sounds about right.

:palm:

**BRENT**

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http://www.bottelsendartsinternational.com/shark-skins-gt-hammer-head-249gts-24-gram/

or for slightly heavier

http://www.bottelsendartsinternational.com/shark-skins-gt-hammer-head-265gts-26-gram/

This is my other want; same shape but with a different coating. A matte black instead of the sandpaper-esque ones above.

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http://www.bottelsendartsinternational.com/gt-hammer-head-265gtbk-26-gram/

Enjoy your shopping, dick.

**BRENT**

 

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I liked it better when they made them from real feathers. I gave a set of pretty heavy ones with feather tails to my father for one of his birthdays, around 38. I don't like darts with plastic tip and those horrible pinhole dartboards. The Hammer Head look good. 

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