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    PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:27 am    Post subject: List the milestones in darts technology. Reply with quote

    I'll start. The discovery that dartboards made of compressed fibers like sisal could be used to make a dartboard that was self repairable, long lasting, and low maintenance. Compressed fiber boards represented a huge leap in tech from boards made from log ends.

    Can anyone enlighten us on the history of compressed fiber boards?
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    PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'd say the use of tungsten for dart barrels was a huge a step in the progression of darts technology. Also poly flights was a great addition.
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    PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Patrick Chaplain the darts historian would be able to do that Wink
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    PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Erik wrote:
    Patrick Chaplain the darts historian would be able to do that Wink


    Yup found it on his site. Nodor made sisal boards in the 1930s.
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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Fansteel, a steel mill/factory in the Chicago area and the founding company of Laserdarts, made the first tungsten darts in the early 70's. Fansteel was making items out of tungsten and one of the machinists was a dart player. Until that time, darts were made out of wood or brass. It was an instant success as the density of the metal meant a slimmer barrel could be made in the same or heavier weights than the brass or widdies allowed. They also made the first dart with their patented uni-directional grooves, the Barracuda. This process is now used on darts the world over and served as the forerunner of today's "shark cuts".

    When Fansteel went out of business, the machinist took the dart production with him and changed the name to Laserdarts. A few years later, Horizon Darts, Inc bought Laserdarts and continued the dart line in the founding tradition of excellence. After many years of necessary production abroad, Laserdarts is once again a USA made dart.
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    PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

    TerryM wrote:
    Fansteel, a steel mill/factory in the Chicago area and the founding company of Laserdarts, made the first tungsten darts in the early 70's. Fansteel was making items out of tungsten and one of the machinists was a dart player. Until that time, darts were made out of wood or brass. It was an instant success as the density of the metal meant a slimmer barrel could be made in the same or heavier weights than the brass or widdies allowed. They also made the first dart with their patented uni-directional grooves, the Barracuda. This process is now used on darts the world over and served as the forerunner of today's "shark cuts".

    When Fansteel went out of business, the machinist took the dart production with him and changed the name to Laserdarts. A few years later, Horizon Darts, Inc bought Laserdarts and continued the dart line in the founding tradition of excellence. After many years of necessary production abroad, Laserdarts is once again a USA made dart.


    Fantastic post Terry! Thanks!

    I remember when Accudart came out with their Tungsten darts -- or at least when my dad brought some into Ocean Falls BC to sell back around 1977 or 78 but had no idea Laserdarts were the first.
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    PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    How about "Wireless" boards.
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    PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Yep, NODOR's name and selling point came from the fact that their boards didn't have to be soaked in a liquid (like beer) to tighten since this process would make the boards stink. Therefore their boards had "no odor" which, when compacted, became "NODOR."
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    PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    The Google Glass app that tracks your darts in flight from the moment they leave your hand to the moment they hit the board. The app also tracks the movement of your throwing hand and the movement of your head and eye.

    Gotta be someone out there who wants wants to create this fabulous app that will change darts forever.
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    PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Networking soft-tip dartboards - I believe Radikal Dart were the first but certainly Dartslive has promoted the game to a worldwide level.

    I think it was progression of the tip's for soft tip darts that has changed the game. The Lippoint (yea I ordered them from Japan in the early days) was a game changer. Players can throw up 25 gram soft tip darts with the same tip for several matches. The 16 gram standard made soft-tip darts feel like toys before better tips allowed for the upgrade in weight.
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    PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    DartConnect. Possibly the future of steel tip, but I'm biased.
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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    No 5 tips for soft tip darts.

    I have had a set for about a month now. Love the tapered barrel.
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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    the fit flight and L style shaft and flight systems.
    They are highly popular here in the far east.

    Almost no one in taiwan uses my system of poly flight and nylon shaft. bars all sell fit and L style accesories.
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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    Retractable tip darts.

    Bottelson Hammerheads and Voks darts.
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    PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

    I'm waiting for an excellent steel dartbboard not made of natural sisal fibre.

    brass barrels to tungsten
    paper and feather flights to plastic flights
    cane shafts to threaded metal and plastic shafts
    sisal boards to...?

    kevlar?
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