How to buy a set of darts

Buying new darts online is fraught with danger. This may seem an odd thing to say given we sell darts online. This article will show you why Dart World Australia does things very differently.

So how do you buy a set of darts?  With the vast array of  dart barrels currently available, selecting THE set that is perfect for you is a little more complicated than you think.

Do you just pick the darts of your favourite player on the TV? Sounds simple right? Which weight do you get? The ones they play with, the ones that are closest in weight to the last set you purchased? Or do you just pick the set in the middle of the range? There are far too many questions that have no correct answers.

Gait analysis.

Why does the way you walk have anything to do with darts you may ask? In reality nothing, however, the principles of selecting the correct footwear are no different from buying the right set of darts.

Dedicated runners from the weekend warrior to the elite marathon runner all understand the need to ensure they have the correct footwear. They know that running in an inappropriate shoes cause issues with their gait. This in turn develops into compensation injuries, often sidelining them for months.

Darting analysis

Trying to watch yourself playing darts is just as difficult as trying to watch your backswing when playing golf. It’s almost impossible. Yes, you can use a mirror and a plethora of cameras. Yet somehow it never looks and feels right.

We beleive the best way of having your throw analysed is to have someone else do it for you. Especially when they understand the biomechanics of a dart throw and how important the correct darts are.

…… so how do you buy a new set of darts?

Unless you are buying an identical set to the ones you are already throwing, the best way is to come and visit us! Being able to  “road test” them will reduce the chances of getting it wrong. Randomly picking your favourite players darts is never the best way forward. The same can be said about trying to pick a set from the mind boggling array of designs available online.

When visiting Dart World Australia, we work with you in finding your perfect darting set up. The process will be broken into a number of key elements. From weight, grip location on the barrel  and possibly the price.

The one thing we never do is get you to change your natural way of holding the dart. You must be able to transfer your darts from your holding hand into your throwing hand with minimal fuss. It should feel as natural as possible. It should be repetitive without the need to keep looking. Everyone holds and throws their darts differently and it has been shown to be detrimental in having someone try to change your natural grip.


The weight of your dart is critical. Do you throw your darts hard at the board?  How long are you going to play for in each session. Other smaller factors play an important role in the selection of your correct weight.


Finding the correct barrel shape and how you naturally grip and throw the darts should also be taken into consideration. Do you need parallel barrels, front weighted or rear weighted. Identifying the launch point of the dart will provide invaluable information as to where the grip of the dart be located. Your individual preference may determine how aggressive the grip is.  Some players like to have little or no grip depending on how they hold their darts.


Some will say you can’t put a price on your perfect set of darts. Whilst this may be true for those who play professionally, price can be a consideration for those just starting out.

We have great sets of darts in the lower price bracket. They will serve you well, however, there are some limitations.

The wider your price range the increased number of options you will have available to you. Different weights for the same design. Various  grip patterns with different dimensions due to the  materials used. The higher the ratio of tungsten used the thinner the darts will be.

Fine tuning

Our 3C’s method (comfort, control and consistency) will assist in the fine tuning of dart set up. Your darts should all be sitting in the board at the same angle, and more importantly where you aimed them. Darts is a game based on accuracy and part of being able to achieve this is by having a consistent throw you have complete control over.

In conclusion

So how do you buy a set of darts?

Some players get lucky and find the perfect set up in minutes. The majority of players are not so lucky and can spend a lifetime trying to find that extra little bit of control and increase their consistency.

The vast array of darting equipment available online probably makes the decision making process all too hard. Thousands of dollars will have been spent on new darts, only for them to be thrown a handful of times before being tossed in the draw never to see daylight again.

So why leave anything to chance? Come to Dart World Australia and start testing those new darts you have had your eyes on for a while. You never know they might be the ones for you. Or, there might be a better option lurking on the shelf, that you have never considered.

Our commitment to ALL darts players, is helping them buy the right set of darts and then fine tuning the set up so they improve their game.

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