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Dart equipment options you need to know about.
Here are a few examples of dart equipment you should know about:
Rubber "O Rings". This is an often overlooked piece of dart equipment for beginners. The rubber "O Ring", also known as dart washers, prevents metal dart shafts from getting loose on the barrell of your dart. It makes the threads in the shaft good and tight. O-rings are applied on metal dart shafts by rolling the rubber ring from the top of the shaft towards the threads until it pop into place at the top of the threads. Then you tighten your shaft to the barrell and you're done. O Rings can also be very helpful with moveable dart tips. The rubber ring keeps the threads in the barrell and the dart tips tight and stops them from coming loose.
Keep your darts safe. It's takes a lot of practice to start to see consistent dart throwing. Why ruin all that hard work by throwing darts that are warped or cracked by not storing them properly. It is much easier on your equipment if you store it intact in a hard, protective case of some type. If you assemble your darts every time you use them your equipment won't last as long. Also, you run the risk of changing your setup due to the normal wear and tear of putting your darts together. There are many different dart cases out there, from plastic and canvas to wood cases. It's important to keep your darts as protected as possible.
Dart ring grips for nylon shafts. If you use nylon shafts like the ones in the picture then you can also use dart ring grips to keep your flight from coming loose in mid-throw or when approaching another dart in the board. These dart ring grips can help keep your dart on target by keeping your flight in place. However they can also cause bounce-outs, so only use them if you aren't getting a lot of bounce-outs.
Dart shaft spinners and replaceable tops. There are many types of spinner shafts. Try out a few different styles if you are grouping your darts and are experiencing deflections or bounce-outs. Spinner shafts will spin when the flights approaches another dart on the board and should proceed to your target area unaffected. Replaceable tops, like the ones pictured, rotate and pop out of the base of the shaft to reduce deflections and bounce-outs.