The set up of your darts is a matter of personal preference. Getting the correct shaft length, flight size and weight combination is sometimes hard to figure out, but is part of the fun of playing darts. Once you get it right you'll know and your game should improve. If you live within driving distance of Darts & Things, come on down and try out a set of darts in the store, because it's very hard to choosea set of darts without trying them for yourself. If you can't come intoDarts and Things, check outthe online dart store at www.dartsparks.com
The FLIGHT (or feather) is a vital ingredient to a set of darts... You can't throw your dart without one! The speed at which a player throws his/her dart determines which shape and size of flight will work best. For example, a slower dart throw requires a large flight, while a fast throw (especially with lighter darts) requires less airfoil and thus, a slimmer flight is needed for stability.
In earlier days, flights were made from natural feathers.These offered strength and lightness, as well as little obstruction to other darts that could actually pass through the fronds of the feather flight without causing any deviation from its path.Today there are a multitude of flight shapes and designs available, allowing a player to experiment until he/she finds those that work best for his or her own playing style. The above picture shows some of the different shapes available for today's discriminating darter!