There are several 1000 designs to choose from when it comes to dart barrels. You have barrels made in brass, nickel, nickel – silver, tungsten nickel darts, and the latest tungsten – titanium.
Tungsten darts is the most popular today.
What is the difference between tungsten and brass darts you may ask?
Tungsten is twice as dense / heavy. Barrels made of tungsten will therefore be half the size, resulting in closer grouping and higher scoring. Beginners normally start with brass darts and then advance to the more expensive tungsten ranges, once they have developed basic playing skills.
Why are darts made from different percentages of tungsten?
The higher the percentage, the slimmer the dart will be, resulting in increased higher scoring chances. A90 % tungsten darts will be slimmer than an 80 %
Tungsten is twice as heavy as brass. This means that the barrels are much slimmer then brass and it’s easier to get good grouping when you throw. Here is more information about the tungsten material.