Steel-tip dart games can be fun at home or on a night out with friends at the local bar. As with other sports, you can join local dart leagues or participate in blind giveaways and dart competitions for money. Hanging an official target at home allows you to practice more often and take your game to the next level. It is essential to have continuity in the practice of darts; therefore, you will want to hang the dartboard at the required height and distance.
So today we will discuss about how to hang a dartboard.
How to Hang a Dartboard at Home?
Use the tape measure to measure 5 feet, 8 inches (1.7 m) from the ground up. Mark this point on the wall with a brush.
Attach the hook to the wall. The pencil mark should be within the lower curve of the center of the U-shaped opening.
Screw the hook onto the wall. Center the screws in the circular openings on either side of the U-shaped opening. You can use a small level to make sure the hook is straight or facing.
Flip the bullseye and use the tape measure to find the center. Mark it with a pencil. (Some targets are already marked with a small notch in the center).
Place a screw in the center of the back of the target. Don’t screw it to the end; Leave enough space between the screw and the back to slide it onto the mounting hook.
Attach three rubber bumpers to the back of the target, 2 inches (5 cm) from the edge, at the same distance from each other.
Place a nail in the center of the first stop and hammer it into place until the stop is firmly against the target.
Place the back of the target against the wall, lightly on the hook. Slide it in until the screws fit into the U-shaped opening on the wall hook. Rotate it until the 20 is centered at the top. The target should fit against the wall. If there is still a small movement, remove it and tighten the central screw. Hang it up again.
Laying the Shooting Line
Measure on the ground, from the wall, 7 ft., 9 1/4 inch (2.36 m) plus the thickness of the target. The regulatory measure is 7 feet, 9 1/4 inches (2.36 m) from the front of the board. For extra precision, you can hang a plumber’s line from the bull’s eye of the target.
It measures 7 feet, 9 1/4 inches (2.36 m) from where the line touches the ground. Mark the measurement on the floor with chalk or tape, depending on the type of surface. This marks the front edge of your shooting line. To create a straight shot line, measure twice from the wall, starting on each side of the target.
When you have the two marks at the proper distance, use the straight piece to draw the line between them. Attach a tape at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) 2 feet (60 cm) long in a straight line on the ground with the front edge of it touching the chalk or tape line you placed in the step 3.
The leading edge of the tape is as close as a player can be when throwing; they cannot stand on the line. You can use a raised piece of wood or a metal profile to mark the line of fire, but this can present a danger. If the target is in an area where people don’t normally walk, this may be a permanent option.
An easy way to attach the rubber stops is to use section 20, the wire between sections 10 and 15, and the wire between 8 and 16 on the front of the target as a guide. Holding the edge of the board and placing your index finger on the number, and your thumb on the corresponding area on the back of the board, will help you find the mark easily.
If the target is still moving, you can insert pieces of folded paper or cardboard between the target and the wall. It is a common practice, especially in bars and pubs, since few people have completely straight walls.
Steel tipped darts can sometimes not hit the target and hit the walls. You can buy special protector for targets that protect the wall. Dart supply vendors have special adhesive strip tapes to use instead of plain tape.
Some targets are labeled “regulatory size” but are not. A regulatory target used by professionals is 18 inches (45 cm) in diameter and 1 1/2 inch (3.8 cm) thick.
Height and Distance: Darts Regulation
Darts is a game that is played with a round board divided into 20 equal areas and concentric circles. The objective is to use darts to achieve points by throwing them in the different areas of the board.
It is a game that is played in taverns and bars around the world and is played in competitive arenas regulated by the World Darts Federation. There are specific rules regarding the height and distance of the board in the competition.
The target must be hung 68 inches (172.72 cm) from the center of the board to the ground. It can be hung in two different ways, from the center and from the top of the board. If it is hanging from the center, measuring it is easy. If it hangs from the top, be sure to measure accordingly.
The distance from the launch line to the target is different depending on the type of dart point you are using. If you use steel point darts, then the distance from the face of the board (not the wall) to the launch line is 7 feet 9 ¼ inches (2.13 m and 23.5 cm). If you are using soft point darts, the distance from the target’s face to the launch line is 8 inches (20.32 cm).
The launch lines
The throw line is the line behind which a dart thrower must stand during a match. It should be 3 inches (7.62 cm) wide and be directly in front of the board. It can be marked by a piece of tape and the launcher cannot be closer to the target than the front edge of the tape.
Dartboards.com recommends securing protection to the wall where the target hangs, especially if you are using steel-tipped darts. You can use a shield, such as cork or put the bullseye in a closet, to give protection to the wall.
A suggested play area is around 6 feet (1.83 m) long, with the target in the middle. We also recommend that you make sure there are no fragile objects around 2 to 3 feet (0.61 m to 0.91 m) from each side of the target, as darts can bounce if they don’t hit the board correctly.
Where you play is important for the floor and for the dart. Dartboards.com recommends the use of a dart mat to protect the floor. Harder floors such as concrete, stone, and tiles can break or flatten the tips of the darts.
Steel-tipped darts can punch holes in floors like wood and vinyl. And although the mat protects the floor from darts, you can put a wear pattern on it with the comings and goings on the board, if you play regularly.
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