Sunday, January 20, 2008
26 gram Bottelsens
These darts came in a trade. I'd never seen them before even on eBay and I am very curious what the model name of them is. They are definitely Bottelsen hammerheads of some variety, perhaps even a signature dart for all I know but whose I could not guess. I traded away my 24 gram Dimplex Powerpoint darts for them, and when we were doing the trade, the guy who had them sent me two sets to choose between. The other set I could have chosen were Rick Ney signature hammerheads which I have wanted a set for a long time but I opted for these as they throw better for me, and they are like nothing I have ever seen.
Posted by Zeeple at 2:46 PM
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Interesting sets of darts as always. These 26 gram Bottelsens would be my choice. Nice shape, and the matt finish seems grippy.
Yes indeed, the Matt finish has me wondering about the composition of the tungsten. It is a heavy dart but for the size I'd think the tungsten content must be somewhat low, 80% at the highest. Also, I am wondering if it is copper tungsten. If it were though, you'd think it would have darkened more over the years unless it just never got used much.
Copper was my first thought on this. I've never owned a set with this type of alloy, but I'd like to see how it affects grip. Probably favourable I'd guess.
I highly recommend it. With CT you can get away with a minimum of grippage built into the barrel due to the way the material slowly oxidizes over time. As an example, take a look at the post where I show my three CT sets side by side. They were all shiny and bright when I got them, but the middle dart, after only a year, is a dark gray and feel warm and tacky to the touch. A very nice feeling dart.
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