In this blog post we look at the different versions of soft dartboards . Because, similar to steel darts, there are differences between the electronic dartboards that are offered on the market.
Should you get a 2 hole or 3 hole dartboard? After reading this article you will be smarter and make the right decision.
But first you should answer two questions . Do you want to take part in tournaments permanently or do you only need the electronic dartboard for occasional throwing with your roommate in a shared apartment? Depending on the answer, we will show you which e-dartboard is right for you.
2 hole or 3 hole dartboard?
At the beginning of the blog post, let's first look at what is meant by 2 hole or 3 hole E dartboard. First of all, these terms only refer to electronic dartboards . There is no such distinction with steel darts - which is actually completely logical.
Everyone knows an electronic e-dart board. The holes into which the arrows fly ensure contact in the board . The contact ensures that a throw is scored.
The terms of the electronic 2 hole or 3 hole dart board now refer to the size or number of these holes . This specifically applies to the double and triple fields on the board.
Because: An e-dartboard with 3 holes offers more space in the otherwise small double and triple fields than is usually the case. On the 3 hole dartboard these fields have three rows of holes , while on the version with 2 holes there are only two rows.
In plain language this means: With an electronic 3 hole dartboard it is much easier to hit the double and triple fields . So far so good. Nevertheless, many players prefer the 2 hole E dartboard.
And there is a reason for this: With such an electronic 2-hole dartboard you can be sure that you are playing a board that meets the requirements of the official associations. And that's exactly the point. However, the 3-hole dartboard is not used in official dart association tournaments.
What are the biggest differences between a 3 hole and a 2 hole dartboard?
The fundamental main difference was already mentioned in the above chapter. However, there are other differences that you should be aware of. We ourselves prefer the 2 hole dartboard because, as already mentioned, it is also used in official tournaments .
This means you have an electric dartboard that you can train on at home to prepare you perfectly for tournaments.
The 3-hole dartboard, on the other hand, is intended more for leisure activities . You often see such electronic dartboards hanging at home . Because here it is certainly the more sensible solution for someone who occasionally throws a few darts. Because it is much easier to hit the desired fields.
Which players should prefer which variant?
The experienced readers of the myDartpfeil blog can probably guess which disc is intended for which player. However, there are a few tricks on how you can use these discs to your own advantage .
For beginners, the variant with 3 rows of holes in the triple fields is probably most suitable. So you can try it out at home and see whether darts are something for you in the long term. A classic board for “casual players”, so to speak.
However, if you want to take darts a little more seriously and have been dreaming of taking part in an official tournament for a long time, you should use the electronic dartboard with 2 rows of holes . This is the only way you have the opportunity to train under perfect competitive conditions .
There are several models of dartboards on the market for both steel darts and soft darts.
Electronic 3 hole dartboard for self-confidence
Nevertheless, at this point we would like to give an example of how professional players can also use the 3-hole E dartboard.
Imagine that you usually play good darts. You are happy with your game and win games in competitions every now and then. At some point every hobby dart player comes to a point where their level drops over a certain period of time .
At this point, many players start to argue with themselves. Self-confidence continually declines and the desire for darts disappears.
We know: darts is a mental sport .
And that's exactly why it's sometimes so difficult to get out of a negative vortex. Now, as an e-dart player, you have the opportunity to buy a 3-hole e-dartboard in order to get exactly this self-confidence back .
Because, as we now know, the triple and double fields are slightly larger and therefore easier to hit . In order to regain self-confidence and a certain degree of self-assurance, an ambitious player can take advantage of this opportunity.
The exotic variant - the 5 hole dartboard, also called bullshooter
We have now introduced you to the two most common variants of electronic dartboards in detail. But that wasn't everything. There is another, let’s call it, more “exotic” variant.
We're talking about the so-called bullshooter . Ultimately, Bullshooter Dart has relatively little to do with serious competition . The crux of the matter is that these so-called bullshooters are actually also referred to as 5-hole dartboards .
In plain language this means: The triple and double fields ultimately have 5 rows of holes and are therefore twice as large as a normal tournament board.
Advantages of the Bullshooter dart machine
However, there is a small advantage to this 5 hole E dartboard. And that's because these electronic dartboards offer the opportunity to play against other players online .
No question, this also works with vending machines. However, these are often significantly more expensive than the so-called bullshooter board. In this case we just remember the legendary match between Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld .
The players competed against each other online on the Bullshooter during the Corona period. The same applies here: This board makes little sense for players who like to take part in tournaments.
As a nice way to pass the time, it is certainly an option to duel online with up to four players from home. In comparison, the Bullshooter also costs a considerable amount. We don't want to hide this here.
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