Shafts

Dart Shafts: The Secret Weapon

In the game of darts, the dart shaft, also known as the stem, is a key part of the dart. It’s the long, thin piece that connects the point (the sharp bit you aim at the dartboard) and the flight (the feathery part at the back that helps the dart fly straight).

Dart shafts can come in various materials like plastic, nylon, aluminum, and even more high-tech stuff like carbon fiber or titanium. Each material has its own pros and cons. For instance, plastic or nylon shafts are pretty cheap and come in all kinds of colors, but they might not be as durable as some of the more expensive ones. On the other hand, metal shafts like those made from aluminum are often stronger and more long-lasting, but they can be a bit heavier.

The length of the dart shaft is another thing to consider. Some people prefer longer shafts because they can provide better stability and help the dart fly straight. Others like shorter shafts because they believe it gives them more control over their throw. It really comes down to personal preference.

And one more thing, you need to think about the type of dart shaft that will work with your dart flights. Some are designed to go with specific types of flights. So, when you’re picking your shaft, you should consider this too.

Key Takeaways

  1. Dart shafts, also known as stems, are crucial to a dart’s structure. They link the pointy bit (that you aim at the board) with the flight (which helps the dart fly straight).
  2. Dart shafts can be crafted from various materials, including plastic, wood, and metal. Each material has its own advantages. For instance, plastic shafts are often more affordable, while metal shafts can be more durable.
  3. The length of dart shafts is measured in inches. The length you prefer will depend on your throwing style and personal preference. It’s worth noting that most standard dart shafts are not typically 18 inches long, as that would be too long for practical play. They usually range between 1.5 to 3 inches.
  4. The weight of a dart is also important but it’s usually referred to the whole dart, not just the shaft. The standard weight for darts usually falls between 18 to 26 grams. A 13-gram dart would be considered quite light. The weight of a dart can affect its flight and accuracy.
  5. Heavier darts might be easier to throw for some players, as they can provide a feeling of stability. However, they might not always be as accurate or fly as far as lighter darts. Therefore, choosing the right weight often comes down to personal preference and the player’s throwing technique.

Best Dart Shafts

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RED DRAGON Gerwyn Price Iceman V-Groove Aluminium with Logo Short Black Stems
  • Iceman V-Groove Aluminium Stems (Shafts)
  • 2 Sets of Stems Per Pack (6 Dart Shafts in total)
  • Aluminium material for strong durability
  • Designed with Gezzy for his big direct throw, Iceman V-Groove Shafts deliver direct power and tremendous...
  • Available in Short (36mm) or Medium (46mm)
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Red Dragon Nitrotech Medium Shafts - Solid White - 3 Sets per Pack (9 shafts in Total) & Red Dragon Checkout Card
  • Red Dragon Nitrotech white medium shafts
  • 3 sets per pack (9 shafts in total)
  • Medium shafts - 42mm
  • The artful fusion of eye-popping looks and radical functionality made with ultra-modern transparent polymer...
  • Red Dragon checkout card
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RED DRAGON Nitrotech Medium Shafts Multipack
  • Red Dragon Nitrotech assorted medium shafts
  • 3 sets per pack - 1 set of each colour per pack (9 shafts in total)
  • Medium shafts - 42mm
  • The artful fusion of eye-popping looks and radical functionality made with ultra-modern transparent polymer...
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30 Pcs Dart Shafts for Steel Tip Medium 2BA Thread Aluminium Alloy Dart Stems 50 mm 53 mm with Rubber Rings Replacement Harrows Dart Accessories and Flights(Classic Style,Multi Colors)
  • Package including: you will receive 30 pieces of dart shafts and 30 pieces of rubber o-rings, the abundant...
  • Locking hole design on the shaft: these aluminium alloy dart shafts feature with a locking hole, which can...
  • Suitable for indoor activities: these harrow dart shafts can act as a good sporting item to develop indoor...
  • With rubber o-rings: these alloy dart stems are equipped with a rubber o-ring, which can keep the dart shaft...
  • Size information: each of these throwing fitting accessories measures about 53 mm/ 2.1 inch, or approx. 50 mm/...
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Wolftop 2BA Thread Aluminum Dart Shafts 24 Pack with Rubber O-Rings, Dart Accessories Kit for Steel Tip Darts and Soft Tip Darts
  • 2BA SIZE THREAD - The dart shafts are compatible with all 2BA size dart screw thread. Length without threads:...
  • AIRCRAFT ALUMINUM - Made of solid aircraft aluminum with anodized finish, more durable than PVC shafts.
  • EASY TO INSTALL - Designed with locking hole to allow you to use leverage to tighten the shaft to dart barrel.
  • 8 SETS | 24 PCS SHAFTS - Package includes 24 Pcs aluminum shafts, AND rubber O'rings are installed on dart...
  • NO-RISK CHOICE - Buy our products with no risk. If you have any issue with our Dart Shafts, just contact us...
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Target Darts 5 x Sets of Black Pro Grip Shaft Intermediate - 15 in Total
  • Target Darts Step Beyond - Black Pro Grip Shaft Intermediate (41mm Length) - Made with darts players in mind,...
  • The Pro Grip Shaft is one of the most popular shafts in the world. Specially moulded to provide a smooth lead...
  • The Pro Grip shaft also features a nib by the shaft petals to make it easier to slide your flights into the...
  • Each Pro Grip shaft is also supplied with a Target Pro Grip ring for added flight grip
  • Pack Contains - 15 x Black Pro Grip Shaft Intermediate
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KALIONE 30 Packs Dart Shafts, Multi-color Dart Shafts for Steel Tip, Aluminum 2BA Thread Dart Accessories, 50 mm/53 mm Dart Shafts Replacement Kit with Rubber O Rings for Dart Sharpener flights Sports
  • VALUE PACK: You will receive a dart shaft replacement kit, including 30 pcs dart shafts and 30 rubber O-rings,...
  • PRODUCT SIZE: These dart accessories include two sizes, 53mm/2.1 inches, and 50mm/2.0 inches, which are...
  • LOCK HOLE DESIGN: These aluminum alloy dart shafts use 2BA thread, and each dart replacement rod has a lock...
  • HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL: These steel-tipped dart shafts are made of high-quality aluminum alloy. The surface has...
  • WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS: This alloy dart shaft can be widely used in various darts, and it is also suitable...
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Viper by GLD Products unisex adult (MD) Viper Carbon Plus Ultra Light Dart Shaft Medium MD 3 Pack, Black, Medium MD - 2-Inch US
  • Ultra-light carbon graphite construction provides incredible strength for its weight for a revolutionary...
  • Provides a unique front-loaded weight balance for all new ways to optimize your flight path
  • The locking hole allows you to use extra leverage to tighten shafts to your barrel. They won’t come loose...
  • Medium size for proper spacing between barrel and flight is critical for perfect aerodynamic trajectory
  • This package includes 3 shafts for your whole dart set
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Target Darts 3 x Sets of Black Pro Grip Shaft Intermediate - 9 in Total
  • Target Darts Step Beyond - Black Pro Grip Shaft Intermediate (41mm Length) - Made with darts players in mind,...
  • The Pro Grip Shaft is one of the most popular shafts in the world. Specially moulded to provide a smooth lead...
  • The Pro Grip shaft also features a nib by the shaft petals to make it easier to slide your flights into the...
  • Each Pro Grip shaft is also supplied with a Target Pro Grip ring for added flight grip
  • Pack Contains - 9 x Black Pro Grip Shaft Intermediate
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Viper Spinster Aluminum Dart Shaft: Medium (MD), Silver, 3 Pack
  • Rotating shaft top allows flights to spin freely when stuck in the board, eliminating deflection, increasing...
  • Aluminum body construction ensures that your shafts will stand up to the challenge of tough wear and tear
  • Locking hole allows you to use extra leverage to tighten shafts to your barrel, eliminating the need to...
  • Choose either a short or medium shaft to provide a personalized fit
  • Includes 3 shafts to equip your complete dart set