One of the most prestigious boards available on the market today, the Winmau Blade 5 is the top of the line bristle dart board available from Winmau. With the glowing exclusive endorsement of the British Darts Organization, the Blade 5 is a high-quality bristle board with the latest in dart board technology and design. Compared […]
With the glowing exclusive endorsement of the British Darts Organization, the Blade 5 is a high-quality bristle board with the latest in dart board technology and design.
Compared to the Blade 4, the previous iteration of the Winmau Blade (and also reviewed by us below), the Blade 5 has a thinner wiring system. The board is staple free, meaning an increased chance of hitting the scoring areas.
The wiring is angled, meaning less chance of bounce outs and increased deflecting into scoring areas. The wiring has extra strength, meaning better deflection rates. While we'd love to directly test the wiring and note its deflection ability, we simply weren't that good at darts. Having said that, we did notice many of the shots in testing that did hit the wires tended to deflect well into the scoring areas.
The Blade 5 has a high-quality mounting system, and we found it to be one of the easiest to use. It can be easily set up on surfaces with an angle, due to the triple-wheel lock system. We noticed when mounting on tougher surfaces, we had very little movement of the board.
The fibers are well compressed and very strong. They heal well upon removal of the dart, and the quality of the sisal fibers is very apparent when you look closely at the Blade 5 and Winmau logos on the top and bottom of the board.
The number ring is movable, allowing you to preserve the more trafficked parts of the board, prolonging the already durable board’s lifespan.