- Product: Darts (Steel Tip)
- Brand: Red Dragon
- Model Name: Peter Wright (World Champion Edition)
- Variation: 21g
- Material: 90% Tungsten
- price: RRP: £49.90+
This edition was commissioned to celebrate Snakebite’s victory in the World Championships. It has gone from strength to strength since and proven very popular. Despite conventional dimensions (54.6mm long x 5.9mm wide (widest)), the World Champion Edition is certainly not conventional in other ways!
It is a superbly engineered but simple looking dart. The rainbow areas look sharp and practical with the lurid colour flashes adding a dash of flamboyance. The grip is impressive and well placed. Cuts to the barrel are used in a traditional pattern in order to produce a dart that looks and feels grippier than most similar barrels.
These sections mean that the grip is very flexible, and suitable, it appears, so far, from testing, for almost any type of player. A very wide cross-section of players liked this dart and enjoyed trialing it.
The tradtional steel point is black and lends into the barrel visually. It’s a solid addition and rounds off the dart of well.
What’s in the Box?
As with most Red Dragon darts, these days, the pack comes with one set of (Peter Wright WC) barrels (21g) together with a set of (black) Nitro-Tech stems and Snakebite coordinated (Purple, Black & White) set of Hardcore flights. The set up can be easily replicated via the Red Dragon store.
“…I loved the grip on the lower half of the dart. It feels like I can put my fingers where I want and it feels the same…” County Lady Player
” … there is a bit of my old Bob Anderson’s in them but much better…” Youth player
” these are just so much better than I imagined. I was never keen on this style of dart but this is just totally different…” Elite player.
They seem very few negatives here though. One player was not keen on the lurid nature of the coating that highlights the top end of the barrel. Another would have preferred the blank in the centre to either be moved or removed. In honesty these things are simply a matter of personal taste.
Durability – So far, the Snakebite (WC) have stood up very well they have been used in close to three hundred legs by a variety of different players over quite a few weeks.
Value – At under £50, for World Champion’s dart, these are excellent value for money. All testers agreed that they would happily purchase at this price.
Marks – 9.0/10 – The SWC has received one of the highest marks of any dart we have tested so far. Indeed, a maximum 10/10s was awarded with nothing negative to say. One player has switched to them and we suspect another is hoping for his weight to be released!
SnapShot: An Outstanding dart, popular with all testers and throw styles. Durable, exciting, and flexible, as well as superbly engineered and manufactured. A truly Worthy, World Champion Edition!
Testing & words by AIM:
Review originally appeared in Darts World Magazine 570 & dartsworld.com
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