viper sidewinder dart review

Viper Sidewinder Review 80% Tungsten Steel and Soft Tip

The Viper Sidewinder is a high quality 80% tungsten dart offered at a pretty easy price for a 3 pack.

It has a number of features that sets it apart from the competition. These include precision balanced barrels, zinc coated steel points, locking holes, and heavily knurled barrels. 

The Viper Sidewinder also comes as a soft tip or steel tip dart, so you can use it on an electronic dartboard or a standard bristle dartboard.

But is it really worth it? ‚Äč

Let's try to answer that question now...

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Viper Sidewinder 80% Tungsten Steel Tip Darts, 21 Grams
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Viper Sidewinder Dart Specifications

You can purchase this dart in 3 different sizes - 21g, 23g, 25g.

Barrel Material

The barrel of this Viper Sidewinder is made from 80% tungsten. While this isn't the highest percentage of tungsten available in a dart, it keeps the cost down while allowing it to maintain a slimmer profile than other darts. Having less tungsten also makes it less brittle, so it should take the abuse of a less professional player.

If you are't sure about how to select the material of the barrel, check out our guide to buying the right darts.

The high quantity of tungsten and slim profile means you can fit more darts into a smaller area. Ultimately, this leads to higher scores.

Grip

You can get this dart with 3 different types of grip.

The Viper blitz is offered in:

Black Ring - Deep knurled bands with grip in between

Micro Ring - smaller knurls and smoother grooves

Sharkfinned - a good middle-ground grip.

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Flight

The pack comes with 6 slim wide glide flights. The provide excellent stability for a standard arched throw.

Viper Sidewinder Shaft

The Viper Sidewinder has an aluminum shaft with locking holes which makes it easier to fasten to the barrel and also has better stability than other darts. This reduces bounce outs and helps you win games.

You won't have to keep tightening the shaft throughout the game because it will be locked securely into the barrel.

Other Viper Darts

Viper produces a huge range of darts, including a wide variety of lines of tungsten steel tip darts.

They range anywhere from about $30 up to $100. Overall, Viper offers good quality darts at a reasonable price. They are not the highest end or the lowest end, but are a solid mid-range tungsten dart brand.

The price is based primarily on the amount of tungsten. 90% and 95% are going to the be the most costly while 80% or less is the least expensive.

Here are a few of the most popular options:

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Wrapping Up The Viper Sidewinder Dart Review

Overall this line is a definite "buy." The spinning shaft is a nice feature along with the locking holes. It is slim and good quality with a sleek finish.

Overall, we like the darts, but the high amount of tungsten means you need to baby them a bit and make sure you aren't banging them around.

What Others Are Saying About Viper Blitz Darts

By John Jacobson

I love these darts. They do what they are supposed to do and have lasted me quite a while.

By Sarah Franklin

Very well made darts. I highly recommend these Sidewinders, or even the Viper blitz ones are good as well.

By Philip Philips

Got a set as a gift for my dad. He says they are great and good quality.

Our Review Of Viper Blitz 95% Tungsten Darts

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Viper Blitz Dart Review

Overall this is a really high-quality dart that is 95% tungsten and sold in a 3 pack for a very reasonable price. The grip is aggressive and the quality is superb. The high quantity of tungsten can cause the dart to be a little brittle at times.


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