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A Guide To Darts Flights

If you play darts you know that choosing the right flights for your darts can make a significant difference to your game. Darts flights are the small fins at the back of the dart that help to stabilize and control its flight trajectory.

With so many different types of flights available, it can be challenging to know which flights to choose. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help you understand the different types of flights available and how they can affect your game.

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned player, this guide will provide all the information you need to choose the perfect dart flights. So, let’s get started!

Darts Flight Shapes

There are a number of different dart flight shapes to choose from, each with its own benefits. We’ve listed some of the most common shapes below.

Standard Flights

Standard flights are the most common type of dart flight and are the default option for most darts. They have a similar shape to an isosceles triangle and provide a good balance of speed and stability.

Slim Flights

Slim flights are slightly smaller and narrower than standard flights. They provide less drag and are ideal for faster, more streamlined throws. However, they are not as stable as standard flights and require more precision.

Pear Flights

Pear flights have a wide bottom and a narrow top, resembling a pear. They provide excellent stability in the air, making them a popular choice for players who prefer a slower, more controlled throw.

Kite Flights

Kite flights have a unique shape that resembles a kite, with a wide top and a narrow bottom. They are similar to pear flights in terms of stability, but their wider top provides a larger surface area for better lift.

Lantern Flights

Lantern flights have a distinctive lantern shape, with a wider top and a tapering bottom. They are designed to provide a balance between stability and speed, making them a good choice for players who want a versatile flight.

Teardrop Flights

Teardrop flights are wider at the top and taper to a point at the bottom, resembling a teardrop. They provide a good balance of speed and stability, making them a popular choice for players who want a versatile and reliable flight.

Dart Flight Thickness

The thickness of the dart flight is also something to consider, otherwise known as Microns (aka micrometre) is an international standard for one millionth of a metre, or one thousandth of a millimetre, 0.001 mm.

The more microns the thicker the flight is. This results in a heavier flight but also a sturdier one.

Flights are available in a range of microns, from 75 to 180 microns. 180 micron flights are thicker and therefore a lot stronger than 75 micron flights. 

What Is The Standard Dart Flight Thickness?

A standard flight is 100 microns. Which is the thickness we’d suggest for beginner players. However, if you play a lot of darts, we’d recommend a higher number of microns, as this will likely ensure a longer lifespan for your flights

Michael Fielding

Michael Fielding

Michael has been playing Darts for more than 20 years and is passionate about helping others improve their game through his own experiences.