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We have upgraded our Experiment Pack and Barry G reviewed it for us!

Our Ultimate Flights and Stems Experiment Pack

Posted: 23.03.16 in Darts Performance Centre Blog category

We have upgraded our Experiment Pack and Barry G reviewed it for us!

I was asked by Paul of the Darts Performance Centre if I would do a review of their recently expanded and remodelled Experiment Pack.  This has been updated to have a much more comprehensive range of flights and stems and an improved instruction/feedback manual!  This is billed as the Experiment Pack to help you “find the flight and stem system that works for you”.

As with the DPC you are not just provided a range of different flights and stems and left to your own devices to work out what to do. Oh no, they very smartly and kindly provide an instruction and feedback manual to guide you through the process. (I won’t show the entire manual as you should buy the pack to see this ;) ).

There are 4 different stages in the instruction manual to work through for each flight and stem combination and then a final decision stage to help you choose the best combination that works for you and your darts of choice.

What you get inside the pack is 3 separate bags containing flights and stems and of course the instruction/feedback manual shown above. Here are the flights in my pack.


In total, what you receive is 17 different sets of flights and 7 different types of stems.

The flights include standard (couple of different sizes), kites, pears and slims.  The flights are of varying thickness (microns) and you also get dimplex flights which are designed to increase the surface area of the flight of that size.  This provides many different combinations of flights to work with, so it is not just flight size you get to trial, but also how the thickness and weight of the flight affects how your darts fly, enter and sit in the board.


The stems include 4 sets of nylons; medium, intermediate, short and extra short and 3 sets of aluminium; medium, intermediate and short. 

As you can see you are provided with many many different combinations of flight and stem to trial and experiment with.

What I would recommend is that you split your experimentation up over the course of a few different sessions in order to gain a true feel for how the combinations perform. This is because we all know that each day is different and some days on the board are better than others and also because trying to use all of the combinations provided in one session would take a very long time!

After a while of experimenting you will be able to narrow it down to what combinations feel better, fly better and give the better results as you will have noted on the instruction/feedback manual provided.  You can then concentrate further on those combinations to narrow it down further until you are settled on one particular setup.  At this point you can be confident and certain that you have worked and determined the best flight and stem combination for you and your darts.  

After this it is down to you to put in the hours on the board to reap the rewards. (The DPC also provide help in this area with one particular system being their “Practice Makes Progress Practice Plan” which you can also buy from their shop and which I would also recommend).

In conclusion I would highly recommend this pack.  In general it may seem that it is more aimed at the beginner who is just starting out and wants to try a range of equipment to find what suits them best, however in my experience I would not only recommend this for beginners, but I would recommend this for all levels of player.  This provides a very cost effective and suitable method to trial and confirm the best flight and stem combination for you no matter what stage of your darting life you are at!

In terms of beginners this pack really is a must have as you begin your darting journey.  There is all you need in this pack to allow you to experiment and trial many combinations until you find the best system for you.

In terms of the more experienced player, it does no harm in my view to spend a few sessions out of your normal practice regime to re-evaluate your setup to determine that you truly are using the flight and stem system that is best suited for you, your throw and your darts.  Over time our throws change and evolve, whether we notice this or not, and therefore, every so often we should spend a little time confirming our flight and stem system of choice.  

As you get more experienced you can narrow down the combinations quicker and spend less time out of your normal practice regime.  I wouldn’t recommend you do this every week or month, but maybe once a year, have a quick re-evaluation and then get back to work!

The full pack costs £10.95 and can be bought from the Darts Performance Centre shop here -http://bit.ly/ExperimentPack

The DPC are a fully interactive company and welcome feedback on all of their products, including this Experiment Pack.  Therefore, once you have bought it and worked your way through it you are encouraged to provide feedback to the DPC via their website at www.dartsperformancecentre.com or you can find them on twitter (@dartscentre) and Facebook (DartsPerformanceCentre.com).


The Darts Performance Centre is a resource to assist dart players of all standards play better darts. The site is arranged as an online coaching manual. There is advice on technique, nerves, psychology, goal setting, practice games, an area to log your statistics and an interactive area where your darting questions are answered by two sports scientists, one with 30 years dart playing experience. You also get an invite to our free but exclusive members only events and acess to our members only darts coaching app! Membership is £25 per year!

Author: Barry Gribben ( barrygribben85@gmail.com )

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