concept is very simple and extremely effective.
Due to modern manufacturing techniques all darts manufactured
since the mid 90's using CNC machinery have a flat face at the
point end of about 3.5 - 4mm diameter.
The dart point is pressed into a hole in the face leaving a square
shoulder where the point meets the dart barrel. This shoulder
is the cause of the vast majority of bounceouts and deflections
due to the shoulder hitting the hard edge of the flight or barrel.
Trident 180's are small inexpensive dart point cones that slide
snuggly onto a standard point and blend the shoulder between the
point and the barrel smoothly thus causing an incoming dart to
glide past the flights already in the board and into the target.
Dennis Priestley, Mark Webster and Trina Gulliver have all been
helping us develop Trident 180 since we first developed the idea
over 9 months ago.
Trident 180s are designed to fit standard dart points that
typically use a 2.25 2.40mm dart point.
legislate for all manufacturers standard sizes, but even if the
cones are a little tight you can place them in warm water to help
slide them on.
If you do play with non standard dart points that are ringed,
knurled etc you may need to fit Tridents during re-pointing or
persevere until your points have worn down slightly.
you should play Trident 180's:
simplicity of the design allows the cone to snugly fit between
the point and dart barrel to create a natural progression line.
The new streamlined shape eliminates the Step Edge Fault
on the majority of darts. By removing this 90 Degree shoulder
or step, your darts can work with greater efficiency both in flight
and on contact with another dart or leading edge of a flight.
Tridents Anti-Step design means the dart can simply slide past
the leading edge of the flight sticking out of the dartboard to
go on and score on up to 50% more occasions.
Trident 180s can give you an unmatched improvement in scoring
without changing your darts.
You can try
this simple theory yourself by holding a dart with a Trident 180
Nose Cone fitted and then push the dart point at the flight, where
it can pass the flight and continues its path to the dartboard
and scoring area.
being a game won and lost on millimeters youd be mad not
to fit Trident 180s to your darts.
Darts using Trident 180 technology have less oscillation around
the tip of the point in flight than darts without the Trident
180 cones fitted enabling a smoother trajectory.
This is because darts without Trident 180s have a 90 degree
shoulder where the airflow directs vertically off this Step which
can result in greater oscillation or movement of the dart in flight.
As a result of less movement in flight the airflow can travel
efficiently over the whole dart with no interruptions, and reduce
oscillation at the point.
Increased flight protection:
During our testing we noticed that Trident 180s actually
serve to increase the life of your flights as the Step Edge is
removed and so the flights do not come into contact with the severe
shoulder of the dart, thus suffering far less impact damage.
Stylish Design and choice of colours
Trident 180s are available in Black, Red, Silver/Gray, or
White and once youve seen your darts Trident 180s
youll think they look naked without them.
was tested extensively using an area on a dartboard about 8 inch
diameter packed with over 30 darts with 5,000 throws of darts
recorded into the pack of darts, (Darts missing the area were
discounted) and bounceouts were recorded using Trident 180s and
without Trident 180s.
Our in-house results showed the bounceout rate was reduced by
more than 50% on darts fitted with Trident 180s compared
to those without.
the Airflow of darts in a wind tunnel we noted the air deflection
on the point as air passes over the dart is significantly reduced
with the removal of the Step Edge and resulted in reduced wobble
by up to 8mm.