There are different kinds of darts. The primary part of a dart is the tip, barrel, shaft and flight. Tips are generally steel or soft. Soft tips are preferred on electronic dartboards and cork dartboards and are also suitable for new players, commonly used in American or Europe. Steel tips are for the more experienced dart players. Shafts also come in various types. Synthetic flights are the most typical nowadays and can be combined with the shafts. The use of feathers as flights has decreased considerably nowadays.
The steel tips darts are in the first place mainly employed with the bristle dart boards. However, it does not mean that it can’t be used in the electronic dart boards to which its counterpart, soft tip darts, are commonly used. The truth is, the steel tips darts can be employed on electronic dart boards provided that the board has a BristleTech surfaces.
The steel tip darts also have a very sharp steel point, designed to stick in the fiber of a bristle dart board. As commonly noted, these items can be complex with as many as five absolutely separate removable parts. They can even be tuned for a much better performance.
Soft Tip Darts are used when playing with an "Electronic" dartboard, commonly used in Europe and America.