Our friends over at Classic Arrows (Facebook) continue to acquire rare gems for review, this time the debut dart of major winner Paul Nicholson.
Unicorn Global Paul Nicholson (20 grams).
Before Paul moved to Winmau, who currently manufacture his signature dart, he was a member of team Unicorn, initially under their Global range.
During his time with Unicorn Paul used several dart editions; a full-black dart, a natural tungsten dart, and this one which was his first Unicorn model, first seen in the 2010 Unicorn Book of Darts.
Many people will know Paul Nicholson as the Players Championship finals winner in 2010, as well as being an eccentric character on the darts circuit not too long ago.
Nowadays Paul is regularly seen and heard as a pundit or commentator on the PDC tournaments, and is very knowledgeable concerning the technical aspect of playing darts, darts equipment and
the use of it.
The darts all featured the same grip pattern but differed in coating and color. This dart, the Unicorn Global Paul Nicholson dart was only featured in 20 gram which was the weight Paul used himself. The dart features a gripper finish which was also featured on several other Unicorn darts. The ring grip pattern features red paint in the grooves which gives the dart a unique look and results in a comfortable grip.
There isn’t any footage on YouTube where he is seen using this specific dart, which is because Paul didn’t use this dart for a long time. Like I said the dart was first featured in the 2010 Unicorn Book of Darts, quite soon after this Unicorn released the full-black Nicholson dart which Paul used on TV in that same year.
Words & Pics: Marc Ten Haaken (https://www.facebook.com/Classic-Arrows-102555068342136)