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Winmau Simon Whitlock Darts Urban Grip 24g – Review

Simon Whitlock is the highest current ranked Australian Darts player, this is the review of his Urban Grip Darts 24 grams from Winmau.

$99.95
9.5

Design

9.7/10

Feel

9.7/10

Value

9.0/10

Pros

  • Great Feel
  • Looks Great
  • Designed Well

Cons

  • No Bang for Buck
  • Flights
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Simon Whitlock in Action Image Courtesy PDC

 

What Winmau Say About The Darts:

Ensure blockbusting checkouts and devastating accuracy with Simon’s latest striking and durable Urban Grip coated and naturally finished darts. These darts have a perfect grip and balance right from the moment you start throwing them. The Simon Whitlock Urban Grip darts have 90% tungsten barrels and are match weighted to +/- 0.05 grams. They come fitted with Prism Force shafts and Prism Alpha flights.

 

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Whitlock Urban Grip Darts Image Courtesy Winmau Darts

 

 

Dimensions:

WEIGHT LENGTH DIAMETER
22g 50.8 mm Min: 4.8mm Max: 7.0mm
24g 50.8 mm Min: 4.8mm Max: 7.2mm

Simon Whitlock

Simon Whitlock – the darting wizard who blew the roof off the Alexandra Palace in 2010 with his blockbusting high checkout finishes and devastating power scoring is a man on a mission. After mostly plying his trade in his native Australia, Simon is now fully committed to playing the full PDC tour. Great news for dart fans – who will now get to see more of this highly talented and explosive player, but not so good news for opposition players – who will no doubt soon be wishing that this brilliant darting wizard would walk up the yellow brick all the way back to the land of Oz.

Winmau Darts

Winmau has been established for over 65 years and are one of the most pro-active darts companies in terms of product innovation and marketing. They are the largest manufacturer of premium bristle dartboards and military grade tungsten darts in the world. Winmau is the most televised dart brand in the world and their dartboards are exclusively used at the BBC and ESPN televised Lakeside World Professional Darts Championships and Winmau World Masters. As a truly global company, they export to over 70 countries worldwide

Winmau invests heavily in promoting the game from grassroots to the professional level. They sponsor World Champions Dennis Priestley, Andy Fordham, Ted Hankey, Mark Webster and Trina Gulliver as well as Simon Whitlock and Mervyn King and many international players.

More information on the Simon Whitlock Urban Grip Darts can be found here on the Winmau site.

 

What The Dart Place Think:

 

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My Grip with Simon Whitlock Winmau Darts 24 grams and Robson Flights

 

As with most new sporting equipment the first time you use it it is the best thing that you have ever seen, well I have been using these for a while now and they are the playing dart of choice, the picture shows the setup I use the Robson flights and short shafts.

The Whitlock’s fit comfortable with the style I have, the only small fault is that they can get a little slippery, but that is a minor thing.

Once again a large brand has nice darts but little add-on when you purchase in the packaging you receive your three darts flight, Shafts and dart tip protector even though they are under $100.00 at Bullseye Darts Australia I am always surprised that there is never anything like a redemption for an autographed poster or such, just a thought.

 

 

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What’s inside the box – Image Courtesy Winmau Darts

 

 

 

As a player that likes to set my thumb on the grip, these are perfect. They allow me to throw with easy and not a great amount of pressure on the grip which when in tight situations is great as you don’t seem to tense up only in the mind, :).

The weight feels evenly distributed which in my opinion is the key to the success of these darts, you just feel in control of your game, these are a true players darts.  I have now played many a game with the Target RVB 25g 95% Tungsten 2017 darts and these are superior to them.

Being 90% tungsten I don’t know why but they always feel great at this amount with all manufacturers it seem to be the sweet spot of metal mix.

 

Conclusion :

If you grip the dart like I Simon and I do, well you are on a winner, will take a lot to shift me from these darts, Winmau never stops making them, please.  Put these on the Christmas List.

 

Simon Whitlock
BWIN GRAND SLAM OF DARTS ALDERSLEY LEISURE VILLAGE, WOLVERHAMPTON PIC;LAWRENCE LUSTIG GROUP STAGE SIMON WHITLOCK V GERWYN PRICE SIMON WHITLOCK IN ACTION

 

 

 

 

 

About the author

Peter George

Peter George

Sports have played a large part of my life, at an early age I always wanted to be a sports journalist or photographer, the photography side won out.

My love for sports has never wained and now I love to share my thoughts and opinions on any great event.

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