In my days as an (infrequent) darts player, my collection of flights was quite extensive. Although I usually used whatever brand of flight took my fancy at the time, I found that the cheaper ones split easy and often had a short lifespan.
After a while I started purchasing better quality flights from the Unicorn range which encompasses the 'Hi-Lites' series. Unicorn Hi-lites are available in a number of designs and shapes, and the example image in dooyoo's picture is just one of many options.
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As a company, Unicorn are renowned for making quality darts accessories, and their products are often used by the pros (pro darts players that is...!). Many of the Hi-Lites flights are available for only 99p from Amazon, and are similarly widely available in high street sports shops nationwide. Hi-Lites often feature shiny metallic elements in their design, and the selection of icons and images available are quite extenisive - there's skulls, flags, animals, icons, and slogans to choose from. My favourite darts from the Hi-Lites range are the ones shapes in the traditional style (as shown above) I find that these have excellent stability in the air and can support the heavier brass darts.
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Constructed from a thick polyester, Hi-Lites flights attach easily to the shaft of your dart and should remain firmly in place when playing. In my experience, they'll eventually split (as most darts will) at the section where they join the shaft, and when they do they'll certainly need replacing within a matter of days. Luckily the time it takes them to split is significantly longer than the cheaper dart flights on the market, and i've used a set of Hi-Lites for three or four months before i've noticed any damage.
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Overall, Unicorn Hi-Lites dart flights perform very well and last a long time. The range of colors and designs availble is an added bonus, and the low cost means that they're cheap to replace - definitely recommended.
Darts is one of those games, or sports as I should say that I have dabbled in for many years. I still have a dartboard, in fact it just over my right shoulder as I sit here writing this review. I must confess though I have probably not used it once in the past six months. Darts is one of those sports where I go through phases, I will play non stop for a month or two then get bored and not throw a single dart. The six months later I will start playing again. This has been a pretty regular pattern since the age of about eight! I do really enjoy a good game of darts and I think if had someone to play with on a regular basis I would probably get into the game a lot more.
One of the fun little things about playing darts is the dart flights. There are literally thousand of different dart flights to choose from. Look online and there are sites selling everything you could imagine when it comes to design and shape. You can even get your own dart flights made. One of the biggest names in darts and dart flights is Unicorn. I have bought so many Unicorn dart flights over the years that I have lost count. One specific make of flights that Unicorn produce is the Hi Lite dart flights. There are again lots of different designs and shapes to choose from.
I have bought a few Unicorn Hi Lite dart flights over the years. To be honest it's not really because I think they are anything special, it just so happens that I liked the particular design. The idea behind the Hi Lite flights is that they are designed to be more accurate and more reliable. I would say that is probably true, although I'm not all that accurate most of the time anyway. One thing I will say though, the first time I ever hit a 180 was when I was using these dart flights! Maybe that is just a coincidence, maybe it's not.
I would say that these are reasonable quality but to be honest I don't think I have ever bought dart flights that are not reasonable quality. As with most flights, this scruff up just the same when you hit them with another dart. They do last a reasonable amount of time, but no more so than your average flight. The shapes they come in all seem to be pretty aerodynamic as you would expect, you do get a good clean throw with these.
When it comes to value you really can't complain. I often buy these online and just doing a quick check a found a few sets for just 75p. I would expect to pay about £1 though on average for a set of three of these Unicorn flights. So obviously they are pretty good value. There are lots of fun designs and some that are more serious if you don't want to embarrass yourself down the pub.
So overall I would have to say these are pretty nice little flights. Although they certainly don't stand head and shoulders above the rest, they are ones that I have no doubt I will buy again in the future. If you do play darts then chances are you will have used these at some point, if not then at 75p you really have nothing to loose. Give the Unicorn Hi Lite dart flights a try and chances are your darts will fly straight and true, maybe you will even manage to bag a few 180's.
One of the many brands of flights I have tried over the years have been these Hi Lite Flights from Unicorn. I play Darts three to four night per week and have been doing so for a number of years and have went through so many sets of darts and flights to get the balance just right that I can never settle on just one. Unicorn have always provided me with high quality goods and the brand name speaks for itself being well respected in the world of darts.
These flights are no exception.......
I paid £1.49 for these from a high street store and for that price you get, as expected, three flights and are available in a range of different colours and styles and I have one similar to the above picture but with blue and light blue colouring. They look stylish which is always important when it comes to flights!
As the name suggest these are a light dart flight and they are indeed very light. If you hold one in your hand you barely know its there. They thus may not suit everyones game. Depending on the weight of dart you use these may be no good at all as with the heavier darts I have they are no where near as effective. However, on my preferred lighter darts they work a dream. Its all about finding the right balance and my personal opinion here is that if you use light darts these flights are certainly the way to go. However anything remotely heavy and you will struggle.
Either way the flights are tough and solid. They are well crafted and have a plastic coating as all do to make them durable. They fit snugly into most shafts and stay there and don't come loose. They don't fray too easily either and even though I have had them in and out of various sets of darts they are still in tip top shape. The problem I have with some dart flights is that they fray far too easily and run out of the sharp edges thus affecting flight. You do not that problem here though as Unicorn give more quality than the norm and give you long lasting flights.
Flights of supreme quality here and coming highly recommended!
When wanting to review a set of Unicorn Hi Lite Flights that I bought to ring the changes on one of the sets of darts we have, they were not listed on Dooyoo. Having suggested them as a product I am happy to say they have been added here as a product, so can now be reviewed.
Oddly the piccy I suggested has been swapped for the rather funky alternative you see here, which does also look very fetching and must be a similar pair from the same range. However it has no bearing what so ever on the graphic design used for the product I wanted to review. Its the same range, but a different artwork design, so if I waffle on about it and it sounds nothing like whats shown, you now know why! Its still a Unicorn Hi Lite Flights set so thats what matters.
My little pack of Unicorn Hi Lite Flights did come in a nice little pack of 3, which is what you need for a full set of new dart flights. Each one has a really cool design on it that looks great when set in place. In fact the design was the whole reason why I wanted to review them as they do look rather good. Although plain coloured dart flight sets may suit some, I do feel that a bit of extra interest may help with my aim (well I like to think it does).
The set I have is one with Kings and Queens on them. Each dart flight has a design that is similar to the designs found on packs of playing cards. The Queen for instance is dressed in light yellowy gold and orangey red and is portrayed as the Queen of Spades. She is holding a sweet little flower, that sets of the look of her ornate dress. She has a covering of mini spades on her gown and a rather forlorn looking expression.
The King on the other hand is holding a nasty looking dagger behind his back and looks like he is either planning an evil deed, or perhaps itching the back of his neck with the edge of the blade. He is the King of Spades and as such he is attempting to look very regal with his ornate robes, which are covered or is that smoothered with mini spadettes, spadelings, spaduals or whatever lots of very small spades might be called. Anyhow what ever you call them, I think he looks cool.
Obviously being dart flights the flights have the designs backing on to each other on each face of the flights and there is a slightly iridescent finish which not only sets these off a treat, but gives the illusion of them flying through the air much faster than those of my opponents (ok I made that bit up, but I like to think it makes them look like they fly faster). The over all effect is smart and appealing and the fit and feel is good too.
The material used to make up my set of Unicorn Hi Lite Flights is a simple and light polyester. I have found that the flights are just the right kind of weight for me and allow my darts to travel well when these are in place. So far these haven't bent out of shape too much, although they have had a few knocks when I have missed my shot. Over all they have been very durable and I have been able to swap them about with ease and have not found they are hard to fit at all.
My High Lite Flights have a slightly curved top edge in this case and I haven't found them to perform any better or worse than those I have with a more angular edge to them. This may be as much due to my at best average darts abilities as the flights themselves, as they were a budget buy at just 99p. The shape of my flights is what is known as the xtra shape and is recommend for those with a more accurate ability (oops thats not me then) so I may not have the ability to do them justice.
Over all I really like these flights and have found them to be of good quality, they are from a well respected range of products and as such I can recommend them, not just in the style I have in this instance but in many of their other incarnations, some of which I have tried. As far as rating these goes I feel they ought to get 4 stars as so far they have held up rather well to my very poor aim and they look very cool too.