While outfitting your game room with a dartboard or preparing for a darts tournament, make sure you have the type of darts that best suit your board. Great for bristle or sisal dartboards, steel-tip darts are made for swift, accurate flight toward the bull's-eye. Steel-tip darts are commonly crafted from a combination of metals, such as nickel, brass and aluminum, with a certain percentage of tungsten in the mix and, as the name suggests, a steel tip. They also feature textured grips that vary in type and number of rings to help you maintain a sure hold on your dart while you throw. Darts vary by weight in grams, so make sure you have the most appropriate weight for your skill level.
In selecting a set of steel darts, consider the extras. If you're a frequent darts player, it's a good idea to keep a few extra flights on hand in case one gets damaged mid-game. Flights aid in accuracy, so it's important you don't lose one during gameplay. Also, they're available with distinct colors and graphics, so you can easily identify your Elkadart steel-tip darts from your opponent's Viper steel-tip darts. Many dart sets come with a case that has room for extra darts and a maintenance tool, so you can safely carry the set from game to game.