There have been various names in the past that have been thrown around regarding dart boards and darts in general. However, there is only one name that has outlasted all others in the industry, and it is today, one of the best […]
There have been various names in the past that have been thrown around regarding dart boards and darts in general. However, there is only one name that has outlasted all others in the industry, and it is today, one of the best quality options that can be enjoyed by both a professional and a novice. The name is Winmau, and they are without exception the best brand for professional and casual dart play.
When looking at a Winmau target, first and foremost is precision craftsmanship. To fully understand the progress of the brand, you need to travel back to 1945, when a little-known company called HA Kicks was producing hand-painted options. They eventually moved on to making paper reel items and eventually created some of the best bristle dart boards in the industry. However, the brand and name didn’t really take off or gain a reputation until they changed their name to Winmau and began producing better quality items in the 1970s.
In the mid-1970s, the Winmau dartboard gained notoriety by becoming the official target of choice for the British Darts Organisation, an association which is still alive to this day. With the new partnership, the brand found success in a variety of fields, not only focusing on boards, but also cabinet making, supplies, and sponsoring a number of professional dart players.
There are several different options that you can use to play at home or to practice for a tournament. The main draw is the bristle dartboards, which are constructed from dense sisal fibers, promoting longevity and style along with ease of use. Tabletops are also constructed of high-strength divider steel.
For professionals, looking to play and practice on dartboards that are similar to what you see in scored play, Winmau dartboards have several options that feature stapleless, blade-like wiring that specifically omits rebounds, for effective scoring. It features an angled 25 ring for easy scoring and a staple-free bullseye. The cables are also coated with an anti-glare surface to ensure maximum visibility in all lighting conditions. There’s even a board created specifically to maximize accuracy, with tighter doubles and triples for the player looking to gain an edge over the competition.
For beginners looking for entry level options, the Winmau brand has created a high quality option that features a more traditional round wire, with smaller than normal staples to allow for easier scoring over a larger target area. It also features a staple-free bull and anti-glare wiring, to help get beginners into the game with relative ease.