World Champion John Lowe 90% Tungsten Dart

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published 11/10/2017 | danielclark691
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World Champion John Lowe 90% Tungsten Dart

World Champion John Lowe 90% Tungsten Dart

First impressions

If you speak to any darts player that takes their game seriously you will probably learn that they are obsessed with the darts they use, the flights and shapes they prefer and the weight of their ‘arras’. It is important to get the balance right, but it is also important to be consistent with the darts you use in order to improve your game day after day.

Unicorn are a well-known darts brand, and they produce darts for some of the highest quality players on the circuit. Some of the top players have their own design ideas brought to life in order to improve their game, and they have found that by allowing the general public to get their hands on these very unique designs they can shift units at an alarming rate. I know pub players that buy every set of darts that are released with the branding of their favourite top player on them. This is a mugs game in my opinion, but it works for some.

My experience

Finding the correct weight for your needs is obviously going to be a difficult task, but this is something I would recommend doing before chopping and changing the style of shaft that you use. Grip is important, but with so many different styles on offer it really is a minefield, and it could be an expensive hobby changing your darts regularly until you find what is best for you. I must admit that I play with a limited range of weights of darts, but I do try different styles of shaft and also flights and stems. The very best players on the circuit admit to trying new things when they are practicing/bored and many of them believe they have found what they like after a lucky run on the doubles. The truth is that consistency is the key, but only when you are comfortable with your throw.

The darts we have here have the John Lowe branding on them, and with Unicorn sponsoring most of the major players at some point in their careers it is likely that these darts are produced on the back of these associations. It makes sense, with many consumers buying the darts that their favourite players use, though this isn’t a wise investment as unless you have the same preferences as your favourite players you are unlikely to improve your game by using their darts!

These darts have the typical steel tip. The shaft is made from 90% Tungsten Nickel Alloy, and this is again quite normal. It is always stated on the packaging as it is seen as a sign of quality. The balance of the darts is key, and although the stems are fine for me you might want to use your own flights. The funny thing about this is that one of the key selling points and points of difference with these darts are the flights. The John Lowe signature is clear to see, and the fact he was 3 times the world champion. You may keep the flights for posterity, but to be honest I am used to my own flights and don’t wish to go chopping another set up for the sake of it.

In terms of quality and performance these go hand in hand. Obviously it is very important to remember that performance is dependent on your own needs as a player. If you don’t like the grip or weight then you are unlikely to find they perform well, but if you get on with them then they could transform you into an ultra consistent player, as many high quality sets of well-balanced darts do.

I have never had a quality issue with the Unicorn branded darts, and I suppose they must produce new sets and designs to push sales. These John Lowe branded darts were released a few years ago, though they are still available today.

Price and availability

If you are looking to buy these darts from a reputable online retailer then expect to pay a shade under £50 for these darts. This is a lot, but if you shop around and don’t mind buying a set that have seldom being used then expect to make significant savings. This set can be bought for £15-£20 if you are prepared to wait for your preference in weight.

Final thoughts

Overall I would say that this is a good quality balanced set of darts. The Unicorn brand is certainly one to consider as they are one of the most well-known brands when it comes to darts and accessories. I couldn’t say that these are the most modern in design, but they will suit many players, but establishing your preferred weight is very important before making a purchase of a good quality setoff darts, in my opinion.

These darts are very affordable to buy in used condition, with players buying them and then selling them on in order to try different styles of shaft. The John Lowe name is added because he is associated with this style of shaft design, but don’t be drawn in by the name and consider your own grip preferences first.

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  • NBCMad92 published 13/10/2017
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    Good review
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Dart Set

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Long Name: John Lowe 90% Tungsten Dart

Type: Dart Set

MPN: 10111; 10112; 10113; 10156; 10162; 10163; 10164; 10312; 10314

EAN: 0054722001111; 0054722001128; 0054722001135; 0054722001562; 0054722001623; 0054722001630; 0054722001647; 0054722003122; 0054722003146

Manufacturer: World Champion

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