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Dartplayer.net Forum Index >> Equipment >> Changing from soft-tip to steel-tip
Author Changing from soft-tip to steel-tip

Joined on: 09/2002
Post: 1
North Carolina
Posted: 2002-09-17 on 20:43   
I'm relatively new to darts, I joined a soft-tip league about a year ago. Our bar has changed ownership and as a result our league cannot seem to find a home. The only leagues in our area appear to be steel tip and I guess I've decided to make the switch (life is not the same without at least 1 weekly league). I've been throwing 18 gram Black Widows and like them MUCH better than anything else I've thrown.

Should I:
1) buy steel tips that screw into my soft tip darts - I'm guessing that throws off the balance
2) buy steel tip darts of about the same weight - Black Widows come in MP 19 gm and 20 gm fixed point
3) buy a heavier dart and learn to adjust to the weight
4) stick with soft-tip and try to create a league

I appreciate any thoughts

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Joined on: 06/2002
Post: 69
Toronto, Ontario
Posted: 2002-09-17 on 23:40   
First, I'd try conversion points. You can buy a lot of conversion points for the price of a set of Widows. If they don't work out, you're out the price of a beer.

A lot of people out there will disagree, but I think weight is the most overrated factor when choosing darts. If you throw the Widows well, don't switch unless you have to. If the conversion points put too much weight up front, try adding weight to the back of the dart; a flight protector or a slightly longer shaft might solve the problem. Don't be afraid to experiment.

Any out is infinitely better than no out.

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Joined on: 03/2002
Post: 4
Posted: 2002-09-20 on 15:46   
Im playing in a steel-tip league for the 1st time..I set up a board in my basement next to my soft tip board.
My averages in soft tip are cricket 4.1,
and 01 around 34..
I must say I had high expectations going into my 1st league match..
I have won many dart tournament's, including level 1 in vegas, along with some qualifying events for chicago..

So I practiced for maybe a total of 2 hours of steel..using the same darts with conversion tips..

Well, I was so disapointed with my shooting..we won 12-5 but I couldn't hit anything. I probably averaged around 45 maybe if im lucky! I did ok in cricket but I definitely need to practice my trip 20's!

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