Shot Darts Design Story-Roman Empire

Here at Shot, our factory floor production team has over 150 years of dart-making experience combined. So when it came to designing a Caesar, our ...

Troubleshooting - Bent Dart Points

A bent dart point can be hugely annoying, but the good news is it does not mean your beloved darts are unable to be used again.  Much like flights and shafts, steel tip points are an interchangeable part of a dart and can be replaced.

Dartboard Design - The Next Generation Bandit Story

Our design and production teams recently undertook the mission of re-designing the Bandit, adding new features in where needed, resulting in the new generation Bandit Boards.

The main question we asked ourselves was, how do you improve on a well-loved product with a legacy and provenance like The Bandit? There was no debate among the group that there were integral product features that wouldn't be altered or changed.

How to hang a dartboard

Here’s how to get the hang of it for your hangout. But wait, before hanging your dartboard, make sure you have enough space in front of it. You need roughly 2500mm, but take a look at the diagram below so you know you’re starting out on the right foot.

This is a set up: what you need to start playing darts

For lots of us, our first experience of playing or watching darts is at the pub, the local bowls club, or catching a PDC tournament on TV. But what...

How to look after your dartboard

All Shot Darts bristle dartboards are made with high-grade sisal – so you can play more and they’ll last longer. Like any bristle dartboard though, they do need to have the wear evenly spaced across the entire surface of the board, or the sisal can get over-compacted, making it harder for darts to ‘stick’.

Where to hang your dartboard

Apart from hanging your dartboard where you have a good combination of space, light and non-fragile objects, its placement will determine how often, how long and how well you practice. And therein lie the keys to fulfilling your true dart throwing potential, young Grasshopper.

The ultimate guide to choosing the right dart barrel

Possibly the question we get asked the most by new players is ‘What’s the best dart barrel for me?’ And it’s a smart question to ask, because choos...

Sharpen your game: how to clean and care for your darts

Dull darts won’t stick in the board no matter how ace your aim is. So if you play with steel tip darts, consider investing in a dart sharpener: this will help you reduce bounce outs and extend the life of your dartboard. The right amount of sharpening will actually leave your point with a slightly rounded tip, which will help it stick in the dartboard – this is true for both bristleboards and paper dartboards

Shot Darts Jargon Buster

Like any sport with a bit of history behind it, darts has developed its own rich lingo. Hard for new players to know what the heck everyone’s talking about. And no one wants to get caught out not knowing their black hat from their white horse. So we’ve cobbled together a selection of the most common, obscure and just plain weird darts terminology to add to your vocabulary (and possibly help you out at pub quiz).

Darts Info

Learn how to play darts and find the most popular Darts Games to get you rolling!Improve your dart game with Darts Hints and Tips by our Shot Darts...

A starter for 5: basic dart games you should know

If you’ve watched a dart tournament, you’ve probably seen 301 or 501 played. But what if you feel like mixing it up? Check out this article that outlines the rules for five easy to play dart games, including the classic 301. Then gather some mates and get ready to impress them with your encyclopaedic knowledge of the art of darts. You may even feel like adding a little wager to crank up the competition a notch.