It’s tough to find out a person who never heard Darts. Not just that, a huge amount of people is fond of playing darts. That’s why people remain conscious of their darts and dartboards. That’s quite obvious also. A slight mistake in the maintenance of darts and dartboard may ruin the entire thing. Before going for the better maintenance process, we would like to add a short description of darts and dartboard. After that, we will describe ‘how to take care dartboards’
Dart and Dart Board maintain guide
A game called darts is mainly played with dart and dartboard. In the game, players have to throw a dart to the dartboard. Players mainly try to hit exactly the middle part of a dartboard. The more you will go near to the middle part, the more your possibility of win will increase. In other words, it’s a game to check out your aiming power. Though once it was a very common game for the pubs of the UK, Ireland, the USA and many more. But now, this game is played officially and the game became known to a huge amount of people of the world. There are two type of darts soft tip darts and steel tips darts and you need to keep in mind which type of darts you want to wash.
How to take care of your dart
At first, we will talk about how to maintain darts in a proper way-
- Sharp the darts- That’s the most common problem players used to face. Often they throw darts but as the dirt has already loosed their edge, so the darts bounce backs from the dartboard. You have to solve that problem. For doing that, you can use a dart sharpener for sharping the edge. Thus the darts won’t bounce back. But while sharping, keep once fact in mind, don’t just sharp it too much. That might hurt the players.
- Replace the parts of dart- It’s obvious that, some part of the darts might get damaged. So you can replace the part which gets damaged. Suppose the tip of a dart gets damaged. So you can replace it. While replacing make sure, the new part matches with your dart type.
- Wash the darts- Just to keep the darts neat and clean you can wash them. Several parts of a dart use to get affected with dust. So you have to wash them for doing that, you can use a toothbrush. At first, soak the darts underwater mixed with detergent for at least 4-5 hours. Then clean it with a toothbrush.
- Use a mat- That’s the last thing which you can do. Sometimes darts may bounce back from the dartboard, right? After bouncing back, the darts will fall directly to the floor. So you can keep a mat under the board. Even if your dirt falls, it won’t get damaged because of the mat.
That’s how you can take care of your dart.
How to take care of dartboards
Now it’s time to know the entire maintenance process of a dartboard. You know there are so many type of dartboard available on current market but most popular on is Bristol/sisal dartboard and electronic dartboard, also now a days dart board cabinet also become popular because this type of dart help you to protect you wall, so that you don’t need to use dart board wall protector.
- Rotate the board- For using the dartboard for a longer period, rotation of board is essential. But most of the people ask the question that ‘how to rotate dartboard’. Most of the time, users face the problem for 20 and 19 number area. Because 20 and 19 number area is mostly targeted by the players. So we would like to recommend you to remove the number ring and then rotate the board(in terms of bristle board). Thus you will be able to rotate it according to the board situation.
- Keep out of water- Never wash the board with water. Even If you have to clean it, then use any other way. Don’t even dare to use water. Another thing is, try to keep it in a trying place. If you keep it in a place which is full of moisture then the lifetime of the board will less down. So while playing the game of even when you are not playing, keep the fact in mind. Most of the people don’t know how to clean a dartboard and that’s why a lot of users got their board damaged by not noticing this fact.
- Use smooth dart- Due to the change of time, several types of the dart are available. While buying a dart, make sure you buy a smooth one. Suppose if you use hook dart, then it will cause damage to your board. That’s because this type of darts creates a serious type of holes. Though it’s true that, dartboard can repair the hole automatically. But if you use hook dart it will damage the board continuously and the board won’t be able to repair it automatically. So make sure your darts not sticking in board.
- Don’t pull, just twist- Make sure you don’t pull the dart form the board. That will harm your dartboard for sure. You can twist simply. This habit will keep your dartboard good.
- Know the capacity of your board- Every single thing has its capacity, right? Suppose your dartboard has the capacity of taking the pressure of game played between two players. But somehow 5/6 playing together on the board. This will less down the lifetime of your board.
- Maintain the frequency- You are indeed buying the board to play darts. But if you play too frequently, then your board won’t last long. If you are buying it for a pup or something like that, then make sure you have enough dartboards on your hand. Thus you will be able to use change the board after some time. Then once again you will use it by maintaining a cycle.
So these are the things which you should maintain to take care of your dartboard. At the last stage, we would like to recommend you to buy the best dartboard available in the market. Best doesn’t always mean the most costly one. Take someone who knows a lot about it. Thus you will be able to find out the best one.
Most importantly we hope that after knowing how to take care dartboards, your dartboard is going to last long!