High Tech Dart Boards Hit the Bullseye

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Electronic dart boards allow more players and multiple games, including "cricket."

The game of darts has been popular for more than a century, but we've definitely seen an increased interest in the game as of late

The game of darts used to mean warm beer and an English pub, or a dart board on a paneled basement wall. Now, darts has more high tech players using electronic dart boards that feature automatic scoring and more game options.

"The game of darts has been popular for more than a century, but we've definitely seen an increased interest in the game as of late," says Josh Derr, store manager of http://www.DartBoards.com.

"This is due in part to the advanced technology available on dart boards these days. With the revolutionary BristleTech playing surface offered by dart manufacturer Regent-Halex, fans of the traditional steel tip bristle dart boards can now choose from several dart boards. These new boards feature automatic scoring and dozens of darts variations while retaining the look and feel of a traditional non-electronic bristle dart board," Derr said.

Certainly, today's players - whether using electronic boards or bristle boards - will have plenty of company while playing darts. The resurgence of darts has fed interest in televised events, and vice versa. For the first time in 2006, the 29th Lakeside World Professional Darts Championship will be from Frimley Green, United Kingdom, "the home of world darts." In addition, darting events around the world will be televised throughout the year.

Early electronic dart boards used lighter darts, which didn't win over traditionalists. They favored traditional steel-tip darts that offered a heavier, weighted feel. Now, however, newer board surfaces allow both.

A traditional bristle board is good for either a seasoned darts player or a beginner. These boards are designed to be used with steel-tip darts. They remain popular because of their traditional feel. They require manual scoring and are perhaps not appropriate for younger children.

In the brighter world of electronic darts, all-electronic boards allow four or more players to enjoy 16 different darts games, including the popular "cricket." In "cricket," two or more players are trying to close out the numbers 15 through 20. It's a race against your opponent to hit each number in the series three times.

Electronic dart boards use soft-tip darts, which come in a variety of designs. The elements in each tip, combined with personal style, will contribute to the dart's performance. Throwers must experiment to find the dart best suited for his or her style. Soft tip darts' parts must be considered carefully, including the shaft and barrel shapes, the weight, grip and materials used. Some well-known brands for soft tip darts are Nodor, Unicorn, Viper, Halex, Sportcraft and Arachnid.

Practice makes perfect when it comes to finding the right soft tip dart. With some practice, and with all the new dart boards available, a player will be able to improve his or her game, and have a lot of fun doing it.. For more information about the wide selection of darts, boards and accessories, call 1-800-590-3826 or visit http://www.DartBoards.com.

About DartBoards.com

http://www.Dartboards.com is part of the NetShops family of stores. NetShops is a growing collection of online specialty retailers that feature fantastic merchandise for indoor and outdoor fun and décor.


Josh Derr

(402) 884-3132



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