Metro Darts Blog

Posted by Randall Bridge on 2/17/2018 to Darts

 

Hello followers of metro darts!!


a couple things that are happening in the Michigan dart scene!


First 

These were put in by Motor City Darts

Backroads Saloon in Marshall, Mi.,  has recently put up 4 steel tip boards with the 360 vision led lighting systems.

2 G3 Bullshooter boards that are hooked up for remote play.  Along with a G2.5


Second

May 12 we will be hosting the first annual Mr. Michigan 501 long format tournament.  the field will be capped at 96 participants at $50 a person.  It is a single Elimination tournament.  There will be a lod starting after round 2 or three for those that get knocked out. rounds 1 and 2 will be first to 5.  Rounds 3 and 4 will be first to 7.  Semi-finals are first to 9.  and the finals are first to 11.  Doors will open at 8 am and there will be a band following the tournamen

THe PRO SFB DARTBOARDS

Posted by Jeff carter on 2/17/2018 to Darts
 The pro SFB dart board 
This dart board is best in its class durability and performance, round wire dartboard manufactured from the finest high tensile steel. Features staple free bull's-eye and cliple two technology for reduce bounce outs. Consistent construction super dense Sisal base built to last.Exclusive endorsed by the BDO and complies with WDF tournament specifications. Antiglare number ring game of darts booklet in the checkout table. These are the things to look  for round wire technology quality assured approve specification. Exclusive BDO Endorsement, high visibility sisal base best in class durability.

3 Things to consider when buying a dartboard.

Posted by Jeff on 2/6/2018 to Darts
3 Things to consider when buying a dartboard.

Here are just a few things to think about.

The viper Shaft

Posted by Jeff Carter on 1/26/2018 to Darts
The viper Shaft
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This is the viper shaft from Winmau , nylon shaft and aluminum top were the flight connects to the shaft. This shaft is very popular because it incorporates the best of both worlds . The shaft does not need o-rings the nylon is very stable with any barrel on the market out there. The colors are black white and red. The shaft comes in med and short lengths . And is very light so the speed of the dart moves faster to the board. The  width of the shaft is beefy but allows good air movement around barrel of the shaft.  How would I rate the shaft 1-10 8  sizes 1-10 9  colors 1-10 7 it needs more colors out there .  All and all this is a great dart shaft for anybody use.

Tips for Pub Play

Posted by Jeff on 1/17/2018 to Darts
Tips for Pub Play

When planning to play at a pub, there are a few things you might want to think about before you go.

The DARTBOARD SURROUNDS

Posted by jeff carter on 12/15/2017 to Darts
The DARTBOARD SURROUNDS
# The  DARTBOARD   SURROUNDS
In the world of darting we have the dart board set-up . We ask ourselves what really is the most important part of the equation is it what we play on or is it what protects the wall after we miss the board after that  arrant shot? Well if you were to ask two different people the same question we probably  get two different  answers . I think if you were to ask me each part of the set-up is important but I think I would want to protect that wall at all cost!  There are many ways you can protect a wall  with a backboard of wood , or maybe wood with a carpet coating or maybe just having a cork backboard. Well lets look at what I carry in the shop it is called surrounds  made by Winmau these surrounds are very cool and come in many colors and sizes they have logos on them or they come plain . The sizes are wide to very slender all of them are made of a heavy foam base that collect the dart as they hit the surround and stick into the soft foam. The surrounds will last a very long time un less you have darts that have tips that are fraid they will make a hole after you pull out the dart of the surround. For those of you who don’t miss the surround will not come into play a lot and you will have one around a long time , so good luck with making that choice but as for me that wall will not come into play because of my surround I will put around my dart board !   

Thank you for using metro darts , were  we leave the bull to you!

THE SUB ZERO DART REVEIW

Posted by jeff carter on 12/7/2017 to Darts
THE SUB ZERO DART REVEIW
THE SUB ZERO REVEIW
 The sub zero is a great dart for one and all the dart has great looks and feel is quite good . The 80 % tungsten  dart and Prism force shaft, with the prism flights make this dart one of the hottest darts Metro Darts has in the shop . The sub zero darts are matched weighted for that comfortable feel and scoring power. These darts have both steel and soft in there line up .Metro Darts  carries steel in shop. Lets start the line up 1404  22gr 24gr 26gr  these darts are evenly match threw out the barrel .1406 is a weight forward dart and comes in 23gr. The 1405 are also a weight forward dart at 24gr. The soft tip darts can be ordered  and come in to  the shop three to five days , they come in styles 2410 2412 2411  pretty much the same as the steel tip barrels body.
1) feel 1-10 jeff gives 7
2)packaging  1-10 jeff gives 5
3)price  1-10 jeff gives 8
4)looks 1-10  jeff gives 9
Come check out Metro Darts line of Winmau  darts  at metrodarts.com
Were we leave the bull to you!

THE TESTAMENT DARTS REVIW

Posted by JEFF CARTER on 12/6/2017 to Darts
THE TESTAMENT DARTS REVIW
THE TESTAMENT DARTS    REVEIW FROM WINMAU

Testament darts are a fully black- gray dart 90% tungsten barrels that are very streamline to give you the best function on that dart line. these darts are beautifully crafted using high-tech pvd  (physical vapor deposition) finish, the darts promote best -in - class grip and produce a durable, glare-free -look.  The darts have a laser etched aluminum shafts. Mega standard flight. the darts have a black coated point which helps hold to the sisal so those darts don’t fall out. I would have to say these darts are well balance darts and very skinny for better grip to the barrel. Testament comes in four styles with a little something for every darters feel to the barrel but smooth each dart barrel has some gnarly feel with rings or grooves with two darts that have weight forward look. lets talk styles 1087 is the smoothest dart with very fine rings and groves at 22gr, the next in line is 1087 24gr it has a slight weight forward and heavy gnarls to the middle of the barrel . The next dart is 1087 26gr weight forward a larger barrel , 1087 23gr has a weight backwards feel with small deep gnarls in front of the barrel smooth middle than small rings to the end of the barrel each of these darts has a black finish point for better grip to the board.
1)price 1-10   jeff give a 7
2)packaging  1-10  jeff gives 7
3)looks 1-10  jeff gives  9
4)feel  1-10  jeff gives 7
You may buy each at metrodarts.com
Were we leave the bull to you!

THE NAVIGATOR FROM WINMAU REVIEW

Posted by JEFF CARTER on 12/6/2017 to Darts
THE NAVIGATOR FROM WINMAU  REVIEW
THE TESTAMENT DARTS    REVEIW FROM WINMAU

Testament darts are a fully black- gray dart 90% tungsten barrels that are very streamline to give you the best function on that dart line. these darts are beautifully crafted using high-tech pvd  (physical vapor deposition) finish, the darts promote best -in - class grip and produce a durable, glare-free -look.  The darts have a laser etched aluminum shafts. Mega standard flight. the darts have a black coated point which helps hold to the sisal so those darts don’t fall out. I would have to say these darts are well balance darts and very skinny for better grip to the barrel. Testament comes in four styles with a little something for every darters feel to the barrel but smooth each dart barrel has some gnarly feel with rings or grooves with two darts that have weight forward look. lets talk styles 1087 is the smoothest dart with very fine rings and groves at 22gr, the next in line is 1087 24gr it has a slight weight forward and heavy gnarls to the middle of the barrel . The next dart is 1087 26gr weight forward a larger barrel , 1087 23gr has a weight backwards feel with small deep gnarls in front of the barrel smooth middle than small rings to the end of the barrel each of these darts has a black finish point for better grip to the board.
1)price 1-10   jeff give a 7
2)packaging  1-10  jeff gives 7
3)looks 1-10  jeff gives  9
4)feel  1-10  jeff gives 7
You may buy each at metrodarts.com
Were we leave the bull to you!

THE VANGUARD DART FROM WINMAU

Posted by Jeff carter on 12/3/2017 to Darts
THE VANGUARD DART FROM WINMAU
The VANGUARD DART FROM WINMAU

This dart is love at first site the stunning blue titanium nitride coating ,90% tungsten, the prism polycarbonate shafts and the rhino flights make this dart stand alone. This dart is well balance from one dart to the next the grip is second to none and the style well need i say great! You have both steel and soft tip darts the steel style 1093 comes in 22gr and 24gr these darts are very skinny and have rings in front of the barrel than transitions to vertical long rings and at the back of the dart barrel small rings again .The second style 1094 is 24 gr and 26gr waight forward darts with small rings at the tip of dart than transitions to long vertical back to many small at the middle to end of barrel each ring is fill in blue for that great colored look. the dart comes in two soft tip darts at 18gr and the small look as the steel darts styles.

1)looks-  1-10  jeff gives this a 9
2)price - 1-10  jeff give it 9
3)packaging - 1-10 jeff gives it 7
4)feel of dart- 1-10  jeff gives it 7

Winmau Darts THE BLACKOUT

Posted by Jeff Carter on 12/2/2017 to Darts
Winmau Darts THE BLACKOUT
WINMAU  DARTS  THE BLACKOUT

The blackout darts from Winmau is a very good looking dart it is sliver with all black inlay it has prism force shafts prism alpha flights and the barrel is 90% tungsten . The darts come in 22gr, 24gr ,26 gr in the 1083 style a very even balance dart . The dart also come in 24gr and 26gr  1043 style, this is a weight forward dart . One style of softip darts 2061  style at 18Gr.
1)darts- Jeff give these a 1-10   7    
2)price -Jeff gives them  1-10.  8
3)packaging-  Jeff gives them 1-10 7 
4) feel - Jeff gives them  1-10.   7

The Word is Crisis Dart Review

Posted by Jeff Carter on 11/30/2017 to Darts
The Word is Crisis  Dart Review
#  The Word is Crisis   Dart Review 


 Winmau in there 2018 catalog has the professional  dart _Crisis_**. These 90% tungsten Crisis darts have clearly defined profiles, with class -leading  black Onyx coating. This dart has a great color in black and green and a great barrel that has a performance grip ,the shafts are nylon green and the flights are Rhino!  The steel tip darts come in 22and 24 1028 style , 1079 style 22gr and 24gr  style 1028 23gr and 25 gr  style 1081 23 and 25 gr for the soft tip darts there are two styles 2037 18gr and 2048 18gr**
1)looks of dart  1-10 Jeff gives 9 
2) dart barrel feel.  1-10 Jeff gives 8
3) packing              1-10.  Jeff gives 7
4)price                    1-10 Jeff gives 9

City wars

Posted by Randell Bridge on 11/6/2017 to Darts
Hello followers of metro darts and disc

For those of you who don't know this Saturday November 11th 110 of the best darters from around the state will be competing in the Second running of City Wars!!!

There are 11 teams of ten competing for a purse of $5500

I am a member of the good ole team Lansing!!

So if you want to see alot of great darts thrown come on out to the diamond hall in Grand rapids.

435 Diamond Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Metro Darts and how it works

Posted by Jeff Carter on 10/28/2017 to Disc Golf
Metro Darts And How It Works
Oct 9 to 15th
The dart season has started and the people have been using Metro Darts a lot . The shop has got a order online again this is a plus!  This is because we have fixed the site it is easer to order by using card ,The site also has taken on a new look by using the logo colors,  we are trying to make it easier each day by adding small parts to make it fun to order.(img)The shirts have been designed they look great! and we are on our way to get them ordered it is in the venders hands now other than payment. The shop is still doing very good as we get costumers each day . The shop is getting returning costumers as the season is in its third week . There has been talk already about states and also city wars  this is were cities compete against each other  in a lot of formats play is in Grand rapids. Metro darts will be sponsoring Randell Bridge in the city wars!  Randell has been with Metro Darts for a year now  he has wrote his first blog with many to come , he also has set me up so that i can work with leagues in Battle Creek to sell goods .(img)

Metro Darts and how it works

Posted by Jeff Carter on 10/28/2017 to Disc Golf
Metro Darts and how it works
oct 2-8  
This has been a good week ,the shop has had people in each day. We have had another order on the web site with a lot more to come I hope ! The shop got a new dart display for the back room where it displays 160 darts  and people can try out the darts before they buy. Each day has been exciting to see how many people the shop can get for the day , the hours are from 4pm to 8pm  Monday, Tuesday , Thursday, Friday the weekends people call me before coming because  sometimes there are places i service  that need product. On Wednesday there is a short day 4 to 6:30 this is a league nite so there needs to be a time to take care of the people.There has been a lot  of new people coming in lately the thoughts behind this is people telling people, I have done a lot on Facebook with showing product and telling stories ,the pictures have helped also the better the picture the easer it brings in people to the sites.Just a update on the dart shirts we are still working hard to put the design together and work with the vender.

Metro Darts and how it works

Posted by jeff carter on 10/12/2017 to Darts
Metro Darts and how it works

Today was a great day for disc golf at Irvine park.

Metro Darts and how it works

Posted by jeff carter on 9/30/2017 to Darts
Metro Darts  and how it works
New display on the shop wall in the dart playing area, to hold shirts, hats, and all kinds of new and exciting stuff! 

Lets get to know Randall Bridge

Posted by Randall Bridge on 8/21/2017 to Darts


The Blade five board technology

Posted by jeff carter on 4/22/2017 to Darts

                   The Blade Five  dartboards Technology


    Here at Metro Darts we like to be on top of the cutting edge stuff.

The new Blade 5 is just that it has  a bigger scoring area 9mm in the doubles

and 6mm in the triples, that means a 14% less web wire surface area.

     The blade 5s have gone down to a 60degree angle from a 90 degree angle with the blade 4s, 

the wire itself has gained strength by 20% and new bull has a carbon diffusion technology for

that ultra -hard surface allowing points to move into that bull  easly.

     The one thing i like is the Rota - lock  wheel system it helps me get the board to a perfect balance and it screws into the back of the board with ease with three wheels! I have been stocking  Winmau  for seventeen 

years now  an i think they are the best  boards on the market at a cost of 79$ a fare price and something every home or office and yes even pubs should have !


Well here at metro darts we always say we leave the bull to you!

Tips in Tournament Preparation - The Tournament Director View

Posted by Erin Oakley on 4/15/2017 to Disc Golf
Erin Oakley


This is for all the tournament directors (TDs) and organizers out there whether you are a seasoned professional or want to learn some more about running a disc golf event. There are so many little things that you need to be successful and organized. Being organized is a huge key in running a smooth event. If you don't have your stuff together, it can be stressful and no one wants to feel that way, so I have been working on tools and tips to help myself, as well as others, to be prepared for the big day.

The first, and probably most important, thing is to have some volunteers helping you. Running a disc golf tournament or event, is a team effort. Have at least 2 other people who will be willing to hang out at tournament central for you while the event is taking place. They can be responsible for checking in and registering players in the morning, setting the scoreboard with players and their hole assignments, checking and adding scorecards in between and after rounds. This will allow the tournament director some time to answer questions from players and spectators. You can also use volunteers as spotters who can watch for players discs on tough holes that have tall grass, or places that may not be visible to the players as they throw, and holes with ‘out of bounds’ so the spotter can get an accurate view for the line of play if someone goes out. With the growth of our sport, we can always use photographers to get great shots of the players in action on the course. It is always nice to “tip” the volunteers with tournament gear. Make sure they get at least a minimum of 1 disc per round for helping. They will more likely return to help again even if they did it just because they wanted to help all because you appreciated their help.

Try to have your CTP prizes, raffle prizes, payout prizes, etc..., already separated. It makes for much less work during the day of the tournament. If you know how many CTPs you will have and what holes they will be placed on, get the CTP markers/flags ready to go. This simple step can easily be forgotten at events if not prepared before the day of the event. Many TDs are so caught up in making sure things are set for the players in the morning, that it is sometimes looked over (I’m totally guilty of this!).

When looking for event sponsors, be prepared to offer them something in return for their sponsorship. Most disc golf related sponsors, companies or friends, will give donations for a simple thank you at the players meeting because they are willing to give back to the sport. However, if you're looking for some non-disc golf specific items for your event, make sure when you ask for a donation that you tell them what you're willing to do for them. Your return favor could be a thanks at the players meeting, a printed thank you in an event program, and for bigger sponsors you could offer their company logo on flyers or discs or banners. It is important to them that they are getting exposure for helping you out.

The more donations you get, the more stuff you can give away! This is where the extra volunteers or your local club members could help also! Ask your local members if they work at a place that will donate a # of something for player packs. The more items you get donated to the players, the less $ you have to account for (such as taking it out of the entry fees to get the money back that you have spent prior to the tournament), and the less money you take out for player packs, the more money stays in for payouts.

It is often assumed that player packs and prizes must consist of disc golf related items. However, you’d be surprised how many people already have enough discs, towels, minis...etc., so why not get some local businesses, or even online businesses to donate gift certificates/gift cards. This way the players can go pick out something they need or want.

I always give back everything that the tournament has brought in. If there is any leftover money flow from the event after paying our vendor, it will be used to prepare for the following year, or sometimes be donated to other women-only disc golf tournaments or junior entry fees for other events. Each year I start from scratch again and it is completely rewarding to see the continued success of my events. I wish you all luck and hope you too can stay organized and stress free when planning and running disc golf events :)

How to buy your first set of darts

Posted by John Carter on 2/11/2017 to Darts
Hello everybody this is Jeff at Metro Darts and Disc Golf.
Today I would like to share some helpful tips when your thinking of buying that new set of darts!!
When you walk in the shop you can be a little overwhelmed with all the darts in stock!

Managing Mental Blocks

Posted by Erin Oakley on 7/27/2016 to Disc Golf

Everyone has mental blocks
Erin Oakley

Mental blocks can be extremely hard to get rid of. I've found many disc golfers have a difficult time letting go of bad shots or the thought that you just lost a stroke to competitor. Even though I have played for over 16 years, I have only recently started discovering how to let go of negative thoughts. It's all in the recovery and importance of playing your own game, against yourself and not against the other players. Comparing yourself to the other players can bring you down.

Putting - Up your game.

Posted by Issac Lockwood - Legacy Disc Golf on 5/11/2016 to Disc Golf

As you pursue the never ending quest to reach the next level in the game of disc golf, putting is the single most important and fastest way to break through to that next level.

Isaac Lockwood

I won't get into the grip or style that you should use since everyone has to find what works for them individually and even that can change over time. What I think are some of the more important aspects are a few simple techniques that can help anyone be more accurate and consistent.


Women and Disc Golf

Posted by Erin Oakley - Innova Disc Golf on 5/10/2016 to Disc Golf

Erin OakleyI am really excited to do this blog because I could talk Disc Golf all day, every day. So I will give you in this intro, how I started playing, and what I have been inspired to create since that day.

I was introduced to the sport of Disc Golf in 1999 by now husband, then boyfriend, Dan. He would play with some friends while I would just walk with them and watch. I'm pretty sure, if I remember correctly, the story is that my sister was with us and she asked for a disc to throw, and I didn't want to be the only one not throwing, so I gave a whirl!

Hot Shot League

Posted by Michael Cox on 4/17/2016 to News
Hot Shot League Results