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How to Set Up a Dartboard

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How to Set Up a Dartboard

This article, How to Set Up a Dartboard apples to both the steel tip and electronic dartboard is set at 5’ 8” from the floor to the center of the bulls-eye. Most steel tip dartboards come with a screw to put in the center of the back of the dartboard. There will be a mark or starter hole to show where to place the mounting bracket screw which should be located directly behind the double bulls-eye. This screw will sit in a special keyhole bracket that is attached to the wall, cabinet, or backboard. This set-up lets the steel tip dartboard rotate on the single screw while it sits in the bracket allowing for the rotation of the dartboard and number ring. Most electronic dartboards have keyholes on the back for hanging at the proper height

The distance of the Throw line – Steel Tip

The distance for steel tip darts measures 7’ 9 1/4” from the front face “not the wall” of the dartboard to the throw line. In order to conform to this standard, you first measure the height and hang the dartboard then drop a plumb line or string from the face of the dartboard to the floor, then measure back to the front of the throw line. An easier way to measure distance is to have someone hold the tape measure touching the double bulls-eye and stretching diagonally to the floor 9’-7 3/8”. Always measure to the front of the toe line because everyone likes to stand on the line itself.

The distance of the Throw line – Soft Tip

The distance for setting up a soft tip dartboard is 8 feet from the face of the dartboard “not the wall” to the throw line. In order to do this, first measure the height then drop a plumb line or string from the face edge of the dartboard to the floor then measure back to the front of the throw line. An easier way to measure distance is to have someone hold the tape measure touching the double bulls-eye and stretching diagonally to the floor 9’-9 1/2”. Always measure to the front of the toe line because everyone likes to stand on the line itself.

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