Decades ago, dart boards were made of cork, and the only darts available were steel-tipped. Technological advances since then have made dart playing more enjoyable - especially with the introduction of bristle dart boards. The two most popular types of dart boards are bristle and electronic, and each has its own features.
Bristle Dart Boards Have a Long Lifespan
The sisal composition of a bristle dart board results in an extended lifespan for the board. Cheaper boards made of cork, paper, or other porous materials don't last as long. A bristle board that has a moveable ring - also called a spider - also promotes a longer lifespan.
Electronic dart boards look much like a traditional board but are made out of plastic or nylon. Electronic boards have hundreds of tiny holes that record each throw of a dart. These boards offer multiple games; a single player can take on the computer.
Most electronic dart boards can take either steel-tip or soft-tip darts, although soft-tip darts are most commonly used. Soft-tip darts are safer for children and beginners. Most electronic boards don't run on batteries, thus requiring a power source.
Halex Improves BristleTech Technology
The BristleTech Dart Board allows you to use either steel-tip darts or soft-tip darts. The board features a fully wireless, detachable scoring display and electro-light scoring display in multiple colors.
The board has a battery-operated remote display and allows you to play multiple games. Trash talk capability is found on some models, a feature that can be turned off if desired. Voice commands add to the fun of playing.
A bristle dart board or an electronic board can provide you with hours of enjoyment. So weigh the advantages of each, pick out your favorite, and start tossing those darts.