Brass is the softest and lightest metal so brass soft tip darts need to be bigger and bulkier to achieve the desired weight and due to their softness are more prone to wear. Brass soft tip darts are usually the least expensive.
Nickel Silver is slightly heavier than brass and a bit harder so darts are a bit more durable but still bulky.
Tungsten is the hardest and heaviest metal so darts can be smaller and slimmer than brass darts of the same weight allowing for tighter groupings. Tungsten soft tip darts are also much more durable so grooves and knurling are not as quickly worn down. By far the most popular choice for soft tip darts.
The weight of the soft tip dart is a matter of preference. How hard you throw the dart will determine how heavy the darts should be for you to use them accurately. The heavier the dart, the harder you have to throw it. Soft tip darts of 16 grams and 18 grams are the most popular. Consider also where the soft tip dart is weighted. Some soft tip darts are weighted toward the front which are more suited to someone who lobs or arcs the dart. If you have a straight throw consider a soft tip dart that is more evenly weighted. Soft tip dart grips are usually smooth, knurled, diamond cuts, rings or a combination of each and are also a matter of preference. The best grip offers control, consistency, and accuracy. Lastly and maybe most importantly is the design of the soft tip dart. Having darts with the right look can make you more comfortable, which can result in a very real psychological advantage.At Pro Dart Boards you will find a huge selection of top quality professional grade soft tip darts from brass to tungsten ranging from 12 to 20 grams in loads of different styles at bargain prices. Many of our soft tip darts come with a deluxe carrying case and extra parts. Our staff is knowledgable and courteous and our check-out process is quick, easy and secure. Shipping is free on orders over $75 and most orders ship the same day. As always all of your purchases come with our famous 30-Day No Hassle Return Guarantee. We're confident you'll find just the style of soft tip dart that fits you perfectly and gives you the competitive edge!