Last night I was in an excellent beer bar for a Belgian beer fest and they had a dart board. So my friends and I got up to toss a couple. It was only a soft tip board, but we had fun despite that short coming. I'd forgotten how big the targets are on a soft tip board!! I happened to have my "just in case" darts with me which can be configured for either steel or soft, and for once in a long long time, I was required to load the plastic tips instead of the steels to get some darts in. Here is the set we used, and which I ton-80'd with:
They weigh in at 17 grams in this configuration. As seen they are wearing dynastar stems and flights and have the lightest, brass, insert in them to make them light ennough for soft tip. When I have them built for steel tip I have the tungsten inserts in them which adds about four mor grams per dart. We started out playing "Cricket/200" and to be honest I have no idea what the heck the 200 means, as I tried to get 200 points to win but that didn't work. I ended up having to close everything and then I won. After years of steel tip the soft tip world has become a mystery to me. At anyrate the guys I was playing with were not very good but they enjoyed it well enough. I talked them into playing SIDO 701, and in this game I got several tons, a ton 40 and this is when the ton-80 occurred. I do not have a picture unfortunately. I asked the guys if they had a picture phone and they said no. :( I finished that game with a two dart out. I had 73 left, stepped up to the oche and hit trip-19 double-16 as casual as you please, still holding one of my darts. It was fun.
But I wish they'd had a steel tip board.