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The Checkout App is in the Post

Posted by UniBoffin at 15:51 on 26th March 2017 in UniBlog

A big moment; the deciding leg in your first match in your first serious steel-tip tournament.

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Elbow Grease

Posted by UniBoffin at 23:38 on 18th January 2017 in UniBlog

A very warm welcome to my first UniBlog of 2017, I hope you had a great festive season! As usual mine, and perhaps yours, was made all the more enjoyable by the PDC World Champs being on telly.

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Straight As An Arrow

Posted by UniBoffin at 21:42 on 5th October 2016 in UniBlog

As previewed last time, this blog is going to address the tricky question of why the majority of pro dart players seemingly favour longish, straighter-sided barrels over more curved, bullet shaped ones, while also looking at why there are notable exceptions.

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Double Anderson disappointment Down Under!

Posted by Unicorn at 00:05 on 20th August 2016 in UniBlog

Gary Anderson and Kyle Anderson have both bowed out of the Sydney Darts Masters.

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Rocket Science, But Not As I Did It

Posted by UniBoffin at 10:57 on 9th May 2016 in UniBlog

As well as inspiring the title of my very first UniBlog (and, incidentally, a new UK TV programme) the phrase “it’s not rocket science” is a source of mild amusement for me. Meant as reassurance that something is relatively easy, I, as an old-fashioned rocket scientist, could contrarily interpret it as indicating something at which I’m not much good.

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A Weighty Matter

Posted by UniBoffin at 13:15 on 1st February 2016 in UniBlog

A very warm welcome to my first blog of 2016, I hope you had a good festive season and got the chance to see at least some of the World Championship darts. I reckon the PDC event was one of the most exciting ever, culminating in Gary Anderson showing just what a great champion he is – as well as when’s a good time to hit a 170 checkout.

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Raymond van Barneveld Phase 5 24grams

Posted by Warren Ackary at 17:58 on 27th January 2016 in UniBlog

I saw these when they were announced by Unicorn and I liked the look of them.

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Gary Anderson and Michael Smith win major awards at PDC Annual Dinner

Posted by Unicorn at 14:28 on 22nd January 2016 in UniBlog

Team Unicorn stars Gary Anderson and Michael Smith were both honoured at the 2016 PDC Annual Awards Dinner on Thursday night.

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Ask The UniBoffin (How To Pass 100!)

Posted by UniBoffin at 22:53 on 13th December 2015 in UniBlog

2016 approaches, which means I’ve now rambled on about darts science on this website for over 8 years. More unbelievably still, this blog is the centurion of such missives, a milestone that I feel deserves some special recognition and maybe even a bit of a fresh approach.

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Grip Type (Thin?)

Posted by UniBoffin at 11:33 on 11th October 2015 in UniBlog

Can a dart be over-produced or detailed and are the best barrels ones that have only functional machining? For the topic of this blog I am indebted to Kevin, whose post to my last one featured that very question. So let’s look for an answer!

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