Especially for players who only play darts at home in their own four walls , a well-known problem always arises - the volume of the dartboard .
It usually doesn't take long before neighbors, parents or roommates complain about the monotonous sound of arrows hitting the dartboard. In itself, a noiseless impact is not possible because a dart hits the dartboard at high speed.
For this reason, we are devoting this blog post to the topic of insulating the dartboard. So you can play darts around the clock and avoid the next argument in advance.
Insulating the dartboard – why is this necessary?
A dartboard can sometimes be annoying - not for the user, i.e. the player, but rather for neighbors, roommates, siblings and parents. But why? How could a dartboard be annoying?
It's simple: every single impact of an arrow creates a dull, annoying noise - at least for those who don't use the target. Especially with dartboards that are attached to the wall, the sound of the impact is often transported or transmitted throughout the entire house .
For this reason, there are many hobbyists who are looking for a solution to insulate the wall in such a way that a certain level of sound insulation is created. We are often asked how you can make your dartboard quieter.
Because one thing is clear: if the sound transmission continues over the long term, then it will hardly be possible to play darts late in the evening. The risk that neighbors or roommates are already asleep and wake up to the monotonous noise is too great.
So there needs to be an appropriate dartboard insulating instructions. And we'll show you how you can tackle the problem.
What options are there for insulating steel dartboards?
There are several ways to make a steel dart board quieter. We'll look at the simplest, but probably also the most expensive option right at the beginning.
With a dart stand you can almost completely avoid the loudness of the impact and the transmission of sound . With a dart stand you have the big advantage that the dartboard is not attached directly to the wall .
This means that sound cannot be transmitted through the walls. In addition, a mobile dartboard stand bounces a little. Extremely advantageous in the case of a steel dartboard, while this is a disadvantage for an electronic dartboard.
The reason: The material on a steel dartboard, i.e. the sisal fibers, give way when the arrow hits the board. Because the dartboard stand also gives in minimally, the noise of the impact is minimized. This is not the case if the steel dartboard is attached directly to the wall, as it does not give way.
But: The mobile dartboard stand has its price and is definitely the most expensive option to prevent annoying noise when playing darts. But it is effective, flexible and easy to use .
If you can only attach the dartboard to the wall, you have to do without the board stand. But there are solutions here too. First of all, it is important that the board is not mounted directly on the wall .
Cork boards to help
A good example is cork boards , which are often used as sound insulation for dartboards . I would like to introduce you to a construction that is inexpensive and effective .
- Step 1: Attach a chipboard to the wall (with 4 dowels and screws)
- 2nd step: Now glue a cork board (5 mm thick) to this chipboard.
- Step 3: Attach the board holder to the middle of the cork board and hang the disc