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Anatomy of Lawn Darts
You always want to have as much knowledge about a game before you play it. Understanding how a lawn dart is made will help improve your throw.
- Point or Tip — The point tip is what makes contact with and sticks in the ground. Newer darts are made with rounded and soft materials since the original lawn darts were banned for being dangerous. The point is also weighted so the front will land first.
- Barrel — The barrel is located in the center of the dart and also sometimes contains a weight to help it land first. Some players choose to hold this area when throwing lawn darts.
- Shaft — Some lawn darts have a shaft and others just have a barrel. The shaft makes up the main body of the dart and extends the full length from the barrel to the back of it where the fins are connected. The shaft stabilizes the trajectory of the flight path.
- Fins or Flight — The fins or flight is located at the back of the dart and adds stability and aerodynamics to the dart during flight. There are typically 3 separate fins with a variety of different shapes on the market. Most players hold the dart back here when throwing them.