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Best dart backboard?

Old 08-23-2017, 05:55 PM
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Gonna put a dartboard up in the playroom. What is the best backboard? Plywood?
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Old 08-23-2017, 06:30 PM
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Old 08-23-2017, 07:54 PM
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:06 PM
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I've used Homasote board with on plywood covered with fabric before. It worked well!
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Old 08-23-2017, 08:31 PM
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Ceiling tile with black fabric draped around it.
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Old 08-24-2017, 06:36 AM
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On mine, I have a 3/4" USB board (4x4) with 1/2" cork on top of it. If the backboard is super dense, you can dull your darts faster...but this is a playroom, not a competition board.. LOL

Ceiling tiles can work, but they do crumble easier. You can buy cork in 1x1 squares at hobby lobby that are 1/4 -1/2" thick.
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Drywall is the best. Doesn't dull the darts. Just spackle and paint every now and then.

Or aim better!

I actually put mine in a dart cabinet. Its not a big backboard and low darts get past it into the wall. I too need to aim better.
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Old 08-24-2017, 07:29 PM
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Ceiling tile with black fabric draped around it.
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Sheetrock works at my house
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I made this with just stuff I had laying around.
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:14 AM
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Depends on how good you are at darts.... i have a bristle board hung at my house, just on drywall, i use steel tips, but kids amd newbies use soft tip! only a few holes in my wall from people.that lied to me and saud they knew how to play and were allowed steel tip.
Just as a side note, if by chance you have ceramic tile floors, put a welcome mat under board, the good steel tips will chip your tile!
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Old 08-25-2017, 04:46 AM
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My 9 and 11 year olds will be throwing the darts. The dart board will be hung in the 11 year olds room so I need a good backstop. Thanks for all the tips.
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