Tex Phoenix 90% Tungsten 23 gram Steel Tip Darts - D2773

Clearly the Phoenix Darts are named after the mythological bird that is known to be resurrected and rise from its own ashes.

I’m not sure if there is a reference to anything in particular intended or if the New Tex dart range is just named after Mythological beasts. In any case the Phoenix is a really practical addition to the range.

They’re a front loaded Torpedo / bomb shaped barrel with a bulbous nose that has the barrel achieving its maximum diameter of 7.7mm after the first 7.5mm of its 42mm length.

The next 34.6mm of the barrel is tapering from 7.7mm diameter at the nose to 5.5mm where it perfectly meets the diameter of the Tex Grip shaft perfectly.

The surface of the barrel carries a ring grip of sorts 11 rings over 33mm, alternating 0.5mm width and 1.0mm width. The narrow rings coloured red and the wider rings filled black. The rings aren’t particularly deep, however have a square cut shoulder that would provide positive finger hold for most but is at the same time negated by the fact that the barrels themselves are silky smooth. They’re fitted with black 25mm long points that are well shaped and sharp.

The Darts are presented in a flock lined tray with 40mm TEXGRIP Shafts and Tex Phoenix themed flights. The packaging is a bit subdued compared to some brands, it could be said that the Tex range don’t have shelf presence, but seriously, it’s what’s in the box that sells not the box itself.

On that note, there has clearly been some thought gone in to the initial set up of the darts there isn’t a lot that needs to be done, other than fit the flights to the darts and play. The darts are well balanced and fly well. Being only 23g they don’t need a lot of muscle power to get them to the board a firm consistent launch will see them off toward whatever you throw them at. After a few walks, some minor grip adjustments you should be well on your way to improving your game.

Even though the barrels are nearly 8.0mm in diameter there is plenty of space to be able to land that elusive 180 once you get on top of these striking darts. There’s not much to criticise on these darts from Tex, it’s a proven design that’s been around for years and is still popular with some players. That said if I were to wish for one thing it would be for an improvement to the grip.  And maybe extend the length and reduce the diameter (Stretch the barrel).

Since its arrival in the Collector household it’s been a crowd pleaser, we’ll happily use these to play or warm up with. Some people still shy away from this shape more because they don’t understand it.

Again, a great value dart from Tex no gimmicks, no nonsense just a proven set of darts at a great price.


Grip Rating: 1.0-1.5 out of 5.0

Value Rating: 3.75 out of 5.0

Overall Rating: 4.0 out of 5.0