We couldn’t help but notice the latest ‘Deal of the Week’ from Red Dragon. The Virage rang a bell and we looked back through some testing reports done a little while ago. We came across some notes that had not been made into a review at the time. We have tidied them into a snapshot for anyone considering parting with their hard-earned:
Red Dragon Virage 21g. (Also available in 22 and 23g)
Material – 90% Tungsten.
Finish – Bronze/Natural
Length & Width – 50.8 mm 6.2mm
Open The Box:
Virage comes simply presented in Red Dragon retail packaging. The three barrels, in this case 21g, are coupled with Nitrotech stems in black and a bronze-colored set of hardcore flights. The points are standard silver stainless steel.
The supplied setup works well and is stable for newer players whilst firm enough to allow for direct throwers to benefit. An interesting alternative proved to be an in-between stem and a smaller std shape flight.
The general approach was that Virage is a very good dart. If you are a straight barrel fan then these could be for you. The coating is excellent, combining the natural look & feel but with the subtle colouring that stands off the board.
“Imagine a ‘Bristow Barrel’ with a little more feel to the grip. The switch in grip, after the name blank, is handy for rear grippers who like purchase for the thumb or fingers.”
“The slightly shaped lower 2/3 of the barrel has additional grip compared to the usual ring grooves….. Very handy if you like to rest the dart rather than grip it.”
“The rounded nose is halfway between a full nose cone and a snub or bullnose. It works really well and is comfortable while assisting in grouping and limits the damage from deflections”.
All-round this is an excellent dart. 90% and a silica style coating for the current offer price of less than £25!