Maestro® Players Choice

90% Tungsten

Maestro® Players Choice

Paul Nicholson

As the 2014 Maestro, Paul Nicholson is in a class of his own. He is an excellent darts professional at the top of his game, but just lacking Premier League status or a World Championship title. However, 2014 could be the year when he breaks these barriers and joins the Maestro Premiers or World Champions.

Why tungsten for darts? The UniBoffin explains:

Tungsten is Swedish for "heavy stone" and was well-named, being one of the densest substances known. The pure metal weighs around 19gms/cc, and although this reduces slightly when it is combined with small amounts of, eg, nickel to produce a more workable material, the resultant alloy. will still be 50% denser than lead and maybe twice as dense as brass or steel.

Dart barrels in high percentage tungsten alloy can hence be far thinner for a given weight and length than ones made from more traditional materials, which obviously helps to avoid bed-blocking and allows three of them to nestle nicely in the treble 20 with room to spare. Another advantage here is tungsten's exceptional hardness, which means those nestling barrels will be resistant to damage.

To improve on tungsten as a dart barrel material is theoretically possible (a case could be made for, eg, platinum/iridium at over 21gms/cc), but in practical terms it's pretty much the ultimate!

Paul Nicholson. Players Championship Winner 2010.


  • Barrel designs as used by Maestros on TV
  • Black or Golden Titanium PVD non-slip grip finishes as used by players
  • Maestro II Aluminium shaft
  • Guaranteed Weight Certified ±0.1g
  • Compact Case
  • Engraved Unicorn Hallmark

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