Soft Tip Darts Won’t Stick? (Here’s what to do!)

Do you get frustrated when your darts just keep bouncing out? You know, like, “I throw them and throw them and they keep bouncing out!” Well, you’re not alone. I’ve been there too.

But after a lot of research, I’ve discovered that if you follow these 8 simple steps, you’ll achieve the perfect dart-to-target ratio every single time.

But first, let’s take a look at why your darts won’t stick. You may be throwing your darts and your darts just keep bouncing out. The problem is that your dart is either too heavy or too light or you may be throwing the darts too far away from your target.

In this guide, we’ll discuss how to throw darts that stick to the target. We’ll also discuss different factors that make your darts bounce off board.

Why Soft Tip Darts Won’t Stick

Use a Heavier Dart Barrel

If you’re having problems with your darts bouncing out, then you need to add more weight to them. It’s as simple as that.

Plus, the heavier the dart, the further it will go.

So, if you want to make sure that your darts don’t bounce out, then you need to make your dart heavier. You can add weights to your darts very easily by screwing extra grams onto your dart.

Replace the Tip

You can use sandpaper or emery boards to give your tip a rougher surface to stick to the dartboard. Formerly, I used to use a razor blade to sharpen the tip, but that’s too dangerous and I don’t recommend it.

Alternatively, you can use a nail file to create a rougher surface. Sometimes you even have to replace the tip to get rid of the problem.

Size of the Soft Tip Dart

You can use different tips to change the size of the soft tip. This is a great way to experiment with different colors and designs. It’s a great idea to try different tips to see which one is the right size for you.

According to, the most common soft tip size is 2ba. This size is most often used for soft tip darts.

Why Won’t my Darts Stick in the Board

You’re Using a Low-quality Dartboard

The problem may be in your dart board, if the build quality of your dartboard is mediocre, it may be the reason why your darts won’t stick.

A dartboard that is not standard may not be able to hold up against the force of the darts. If you’re using a non-standard dartboard, you may want to get a new one.

You’re Not Putting Enough Force Behind the Dart

This one is more for beginners as they don’t know much about the mechanics of darts. You need to learn how to throw a dart properly so that it will stick to the dartboard.

What to do to Make Your Darts Stick

Adopt Proper Grip

There are two types of grips used by professional darts players. The first is a “finger” grip, which involves holding the dart between your thumb and index finger and using the rest of your fingers to guide the dart.

The second type of grip is known as the “palm” grip. This requires a different hand position than the finger grip.

When throwing darts, use at least one finger to hold the dart and one finger to guide it. Never use all three fingers to control the dart. This can cause you to lose control of the dart and make a poor throw.

Learn to Throw Darts Accurately

It is important to master the skills for throwing darts correctly before you begin shooting. Dart bounces are more common when players concentrate more attention on striking the exact area rather than throwing the dart correctly.

This type of concentration shifting hinders you from concentrating on the precise amount of power you should apply to the dart. The game of darts is all about timing. A good player knows when to push when to pull back, and when to throw.

If you are too hard on yourself when you have a miss, you may be throwing in the wrong direction. On the other hand, if you don’t give yourself enough time to recover from a miss, you may lose control of the situation.

It’s all about finding the right balance between pushing, pulling back, and throwing. A dart that bounces out of the board may also be an indicator that the dart is too large for the hole.

Use Darts with Moveable Tips

The best way to use darts with moveable tips is to practice with them for a short time and then switch to non-flexible darts.

This will allow you to get comfortable using the flexible darts. If you’re having difficulty getting the tips to work properly, I recommend you take a look at the instructions on how to load the tips correctly.

The problem with many darts is that they are very hard and can bounce out of your hands, especially when you’re at a range. A dart with a flexible tip will be much softer and thus, it will not bounce out as much.

Correct Posture

When playing darts, you want to be sure that your feet are positioned properly. If you don’t have the correct posture, you may be hitting the board with a dart and not your intended target.

The most common stance is the middle stance. This is a balanced form that allows you to easily alter the position of your legs and how your center of gravity is positioned, as well as making it simpler to aim.

The front foot is on the throw line in the closed stance. This helps maintain the same angle and posture simpler.

The three stances are: • Open • Semi-closed • Closed

Hang the Dartboard Correctly

When hanging your dartboard, it is important to make sure that it is securely mounted so that it doesn’t move around or fall off the wall.

It is also important to know where the screws are so that you don’t damage anything.

Select Good Darts

A good rule of thumb is that the size of the dart should be about the size of your fist. If it is too big, then it may be too heavy and cause an injury.

A dart is a type of projectile used in darts games. A dart is thrown by releasing the air pressure in a tube, which then causes the dart to fly.

The weight of the dart is determined by the density of the materials used. It’s important to note that a dart can be heavy or light, depending on the material that’s used.

For example, a dart made of plastic or cardboard is considered light and one made of lead is considered heavy.

How to Soften a Dart Board

I’ve had a dartboard in my house for many years, and have always enjoyed throwing darts at it.

However, after a few years, the dartboard became harder and the darts bounced around the board more often.

This made me think about how I could make my old dartboard softer, and thus, more enjoyable.

A dartboard is usually made from sisal fiber. Sisal fiber degrades over time and becomes harder. So, if you want your dartboard to last longer, you should soak it in a solution of vinegar and water.

It works just as well as a damp towel. You can also place it in a plastic bag overnight.

FAQs – Soft Tip Darts Won’t Stick

What is the best weight for soft tip darts?

If you’re a beginner, you should start with the lightest darts possible. It’s much easier to throw lighter darts.

When you’re a beginner, you can use a lighter weight dart that’s around 10g. This will allow you to practice with ease.

When you become more advanced, you can then increase the weight of your darts. You’ll need to experiment to find the right weight for you.

Do soft tip darts bounce out?

Yes, mostly they do. It’s because they’re too light.If you’re looking for a good dart that will stick to the target, then you need to use a heavier dart.

But wait, don’t you have to have a heavy dart to throw with? Not necessarily. You can throw lighter darts with a heavier weight.

For example, a 1 gram dart will fly farther than a 1.5 gram dart. But it will not stick to the target.

Why are my darts not sticking?

Finally, you’ve got your darts in the air and they’re flying towards the target. But then, you see that they’re bouncing off the board.

This can happen for several reasons. Maybe you’re throwing your darts too close to the edge of the board. Or maybe your darts are too heavy.

If your darts are too heavy, they will bounce off the board before they even reach the target.

Or you may be throwing your darts too far away from your target. The distance you throw your darts determines how close they will hit your target. So if you’re throwing your darts too far away from your target, your darts will bounce off the board.


Hopefully, this guide has helped you learn about darts. You should now be able to throw darts with ease and not worry about them bouncing out.

You should also know how to make your darts stick to the board. If you want to improve your game, then you should continue to practice.

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