Now a Vintage Dart
Another company the three companies that make darts for use with the American style boards is Darto. They are an official supplier of the Pennsylvania State Dart Tournament, the largest American Dart Tournament in the world.
The Darto brand darts have (at least roughly) the same thickness in the barrel as a Widdy dart does. So, anyone accustomed to the feel of a Widdy dart can easily pick up a Darto and not miss a beat.
The barrels of the Darto darts that I have have nothing hot stamped on them. They are plain, and smooth. The band that wraps around the dart right at the "top" of the feathers is black.
The feathers appear to be "snipped" at the ends, giving them a set of sharp angles instead of a rounded look like the Widdys. I'm not sure if this affects the flight of the darts, but it certainly changes the look of the dart. They appear more precise and stylish.
The feathers come in different colors. I've seen them in black,blue, traditional white, yellow, and a color set they call "Patriot". The Patriots have one feather in red, one in white, and one in blue. Of course that makes me believe that pure red flights will be available at some point, if they aren't already.
The points of the darts are not identical to the Widdy points. The base that inserts into the barrel is larger, and appears to be of higher quality. It is gold colored, and looks to be machined more smoothly.
The larger base to the point means that there is less room for being off center. So, looking at the tips off a set of Dartos, they are more on center than a set of Widdys.
I think that Dartos are stylish, high quality American darts.
Also, Darto Darts were supplied at the 2008 Nationals tournaments.
Darto was the official dart of the 2007 PA State Dart Tournament.
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