Accudart Penetrator GF Darts
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After you read this, I would suggest you read the review by Larry Maleszewski that's also on this site. At the time of this writing, I've had these darts for a month while he has had them longer. I thought about merging the two reviews, but they had different observations as you'll always get with different people. I guess the bottom line is that after all is said and done, our overall feelings about these darts are the same (great minds think alike eh Larry?). :-)
These darts come in a nice case that includes a sharpening stone, point removal/tightening tool and an extra set of points. They are constructed of 90% Tungsten and come with points that are constructed of "G-Flex energy-absorbing engineering composite".
- They have a very nice grip and are well-balanced.
- I've yet to have one bounce out of the board while using the "composite" points. After about 10 hours of use or so, I did split one point on a wire. It is recommended that you use the composite point during league/tournament play and order a set of steel points for the times you're practicing.
- It's a nice cross between those of you that like fixed point darts and those that like movable points. The points do screw into the dart but they do not move in-and-out. Instead, they move a little side to side after the dart hits the board (ie. it wobbles a little like a soft-tip dart would). This can be distracting for the first few throws, but after that you really don't notice it anymore. Unlike a fixed-point dart, it gives some when it does contact a wire which I think is one of the reasons they don't bounce out as often as the typical fixed-point dart.
- They're made of 90% tungsten. A nice percentage for those of you that don't like the smaller 95% tungsten darts and they aren't nearly as expensive. Their suggested retail is around $90-100 at the time of this writing, 95's normally start around $150+.
- If you need to replace your points, they just screw in & out. You don't have to take them to your local dart shop to have them replaced like you do with fixed-point darts (unless you have the tools/know-how at home).
- In the short time I've had them, two other throwers that stop by the house have made offers for them so you don't just have to take my word for it. :-)
- As I mentioned above, they "wobble" when they land in the board with the composite points. If this is something that you just can't live with then these darts aren't for you.
- The steel-tip replacement points rattle. If you grip the dart like I do with one finger on the point, you will not notice this. If you grip the dart strictly by the barrel, then it will be quite annoying. You can always slip a washer inside of the barrel to stop it from rattling.
Recommendation: This is a good dart. I would strongly suggest that you pick up a set of steel replacement points with them for practice, the composite points should be saved for when it counts most (league/tournaments). This is a very nice dart that gives the benefits of both fixed and moveable-point darts at a price that is competitive with fixed-point darts (if you look around, you can usually find them for $70). If you're wanting to buy a set of darts for a friend/spouse/significant other and don't know what they want (fixed or moveable point), this would be a good set to choose.
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