Harrows Rival 22 gram Steel Tip Darts - D2182
Rival 90% Tungsten
Rival is a mid-weighted, parallel barrel with three prominent grip zones, divided by two pronounced scallops
for consistent finger placement.
• Made using the finest 90% tungsten.
• A combination of ring cuts and scallops give Rival a unique grip sequence.
• Developed and manufactured at Harrows HQ, in the UK.
Rival 90% darts are supplied with Red Supergrip Ignite midi shafts, new 100 micron Prime flights and are match
weighed to +/- 0.05g.
|Barrel Shape||Tapered Pencil|
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Harrows Rival 22 gram Steel Tip DartsTuesday, April 26th, 2022 - The Darts Collector
What an unusual experience these darts were.
A pencil shaped barrel that is exactly 50mm long is rare, recently they all seem to be 50 point something. Not only that but they felt wrong.
The barrels are pretty non-descript nothing unusual just a barrel that is literally covered in ring grooves almost from end to end.
The first grip section is about 16mm long and includes the nose, the first 13mm the grooves are about a millimetre apart and the last 3mm it’s replaced by a micro groove. The second grip section is only 8mm long following the same groove pattern with again a 3mm micro groove at the rear. The third grip is again 16mm long, the last 12mm is a repeat of the 1mm wide rings on the other two section but, at the front of the last grip is an almost smooth section that is punctuated by 4 narrow grooves machined into the barrel in pairs, two together at the front and 2 spaced at the rear.
The three grip sections are separated by two scallop cuts about 2mm wide and after the third grip the barrel tapers away to 5.8mm over 6mm and ends with 2 shallow rings near the shaft. Finished with 24mm long Black points the darts look quite smart.
As I said from the outset they felt wrong, that’s not to say they weren’t nice in the hand or difficult to get used to, what is was is they actually felt like a much bigger diameter dart barrel. I can’t explain why, it just did.
At the Oche straight out of the box, it took me a little while to get used to them but for my way of throwing they were a bit long. I kept clipping my glasses or cheek and I’d over compensate with the next throw. For me I found a short shaft more appropriate.
For me it appears the answer was to loosen my hold on the barrel and relax the release. The darts are really well balanced and easy to throw, once you have the correct combination of shaft and flight they are comfortable and go where you throw them.
The interesting part of these barrels is that no matter where your grip is, they work. Front, centre or rear there is plenty of grip whether the action is pushing the barrel from a rear grip, or the pulling action of a front grip, but I couldn’t get past the big dart sensation.
The grip is very positive but not aggressive in any way and only rates 3 out of 5.
The Dart itself is excellent value for money being a name brand barrel at a bargain price point.
Overall I rate the darts at 3.5 out of 5, but don’t think I’d play with them myself.