The Devonshire Discussion: New Darts – Is There Any Point?

New Darts, do they work? Add something to your game? Help with confidence? or simply add a feel good factor?

MVG has switched sponsor to Winmau. What effect will his new dart model/s have on his efforts?
Pic: Winmau

So, the Worlds Number one player, Michael Van Gerwen, has switched sponsors / manufacturers. For the first time in at least 8 years he will be throwing a completely new dart! Will it have a good or bad affect we ask ourselves.

Glen changed to a plainer Target dart mid season!
PIC; LAWRENCE LUSTIG GLEN DURRANT IN ACTION

Recently we have seen players such as Chisnall and Durrant use new darts and to good affect too !! Glen having a stella first year in the PDC with his new Arrows, even though he switched half way through, and Chizzy hitting 180’s for fun but then he always has!

Is it more a question of talent than equipment though. Can a top dart player throw any dart as long as it’s the specified weight he’s always thrown. Imagine an event where all the players are given a new set of darts that differs from their standard set up apart from weight.

Would we have the same players competing at the business end of such an event ?


Snakebite seems to be able to use almost anything and still perform at the elite level.
PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG FINAL MICHAEL VAN GERWEN V PETER WRIGHT.

Ok Ok , we know, Peter Wright would be, he has used over 20 models, and switched weights more often than a slimming world meeting, but could anyone else (DW Editor-at-Large)