Whether you’re just another dart enthusiast looking to buy your own dartboard for a fun and competitive game with friends and family, or you’re a professional aiming to buy his own board for personal use. You need as much guidance as you can get to pick the best boards on the market.
Generally, you have three categories of options to pick from: the Bristle/ sisal Dart Boards, the hi-tech Electronic Dart Boards also known as Soft Tip Dartboards or the magnetic dart board. Here is a review of the most popular and best dart boards available on the market.
Bristle dart boards
The Winmau Blade Bristle Dartboard Series:
The Winmau brand is one of the most trusted names when it comes to sisal/bristle dartboards. There are various versions of the Winmau brand available they include: the Winmau Blade 4 Bristle Dartboard, the Winmau Blade 4 Dual Cores, the Winmau Blade 5 and the Winmau Blade 5 Dual Core.
Winmau Blade 5 Bristle Dartboard & the Blade 5 Dual Core:
The Blade 5 series is the latest version and makes a lot of improvement from the Blade 4 series. It has new, thinner wiring (sector and radial wiring reduced to 20% and 10% respectively) thereby increasing the scoring areas by 14%.
It also has increased strength and has been made more durable due to its new wiring and 25 rings. The blade wiring which was 90 degrees on the blade 4 has been reduced to 60 degrees on the Blade 5, thereby decreasing dart bounce out. It this board also has new bullseye and has a high visibility color system
Winmau Blade 4 Bristle Dartboard & the Blade 4 Dual Core:
This ultra-strong staple freeboard has a wireless galvanized frame which deflects the darts into and reduces bounce out.
It also provides an increased scoring area due to its thin wireless frame.
The board is made from high-quality Kenyan Sisal which instantly repairs the board when the darts are withdrawn providing longer durability another point that ups this board’s durability Removable number ring which allows you to rotate the number ring and prolong board life.
The dual-core version offers everything the Blade 4 has with a few upgrades it provides a new wall mounting system with 3 wheel locator on the back of the board providing firm mounting even on an uneven wall.
It also has a larger scoring area and allows your darts to penetrate better due to a dual layer construction
Just like the Winmau boards, the viper razorback is also a staple free, high-quality sisal board providing quick repair on dart removal as well as a wider board playing surface and fewer bounce outs thanks to a galvanized triangle staple free surface. It is quite easy to set up and can take both hard and soft tip darts
Arachnid Cricket Pro 800 Electronic Dartboard
The Cricket Pro 800 is an electronic board with the standard 15.5-inch target. It can Score up to 8 players and record a total of 39 games (179 variations).
The board comes with flights and barrels as well as 6 soft tip drafts and extra dart tips. It is quite easy on the pocket and gives you value for your cash too.
This tournament quality board has a Nylon tough segment that improves the durability and playability and dart bounce out is reduced by a Micro thin segment divider.
Magnetic Dart Board
Doinkit Darts Magnetic Dart Board:
This 16 inches’ dartboard is a best seller among the dart boards. Magnetic dart boards prevent the dart from putting a hole in the wall. it provides as many features as a bristle or electronic dartboard if not more.
This board has a hook attached to the back allowing you to hang it almost everywhere. It comes with 6 darts with 2 sets of different colors each sets contains 3 darts. It is strong and highly durable (almost indestructible).