Darts are usually composed of plastic or metal tips fitted to a fine barrel at the end of which there is the feather or flight. They come in different colours and are made of different materials. The height is at least 20cm long and it does not weigh more than 50 grams. Here are few tips that you can consider while choosing your darts.
There are several types of tips; plastic (nylon, …) or steel (brass, …) and their length vary from 15 to 60mm.
The barrel of a dart is the central part held by the player when throwing. Different finishes are available (ribbed, striated), and they can be made of different metals (brass, copper, tungsten).
There are many different types and shapes of flights. The key purpose of the flight is to stabilise the dart during the flight. The most common materials used to make the fights are polyester and nylon fabric.
Considering the various characteristics of the darts, the stance and type of throw, the best way to choose your darts is to try several different types to see how they feel in your hand, how they feel when you throw them, the grip, flight stability, how they look, the weight, etc before you make your final decision.