Game Room Ideas
Hanging your own dartboard
The following article talks hanging a dartboard.
If you've just
purchased a new dartboard and are
unsure how it is supposed to be hung, there are
quite a few answers to this question. We'll
discuss what's regulation.
A dartboard is great game room idea. I prefer
electronic dartboards because they automatically
keep score. It's also a lot safer for younger
kids to be playing on an electronic dartboard than
with cork and very sharp darts.
Whether you decide to hang your
dartboard in a
dartboard cabinet or just stick it on the wall,
there are a few measurements that what you will
need. Most people start with the distance from the
floor to the bullseye of the board. Use an accurate
measuring tape and not something like your feet
(this is what my lazy buddy used to do). First
you will need to measure from the floor up the wall
5 feet, 8 inches. This is the mark where the center
of your board will go. It turns out that this is the
best height for all players. If the dartboard were
any higher, you would have to throw the darts high
in the air in order to hit the board. This
reduces accuracy. Ensure you that before you start
hammering into your walls that you double check to
ensure the measured distance is accurate.
Once the dartboard is hung, I recommend taking a few
test shots at it before your buddies come over. To
get the accurate distance from the dartboard, take
into account the type of darts you have. If you are
using steel tip darts, the standard is 7 feet 9 1/4
inches. If you are throwing soft tip darts, then the
standard distance is an even 8 feet. Measure one of
these two distances twice and then make some sort of
mark on the floor.
With a large and easy to see mark or line, you'll
easily discourage "cheaters." Now just go and hanve
fun in your own game room.
If you're seeking additional information visit our
rec room articles and resources page. If
you're still in market for a dartboard, take a look
at our dartboards
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