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Winmau brand has been around for many decades and is world renown for sponsoring tournaments.
In 2016, the company launched the new Winmau Blade 5, which was an advanced version of their winmau Blade 4.
Blade 5 has won accolades as a high performer largely due to the thin wiring system and large scoring area that reduces the bounce rates.
In this review, we shall look into the winmau blade 5 dual-core, the key specs, features, performance, and our recommendation.
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Dual-Core & Carbon technology
Winmau Blade 5 dual-core consists of patented dual-core technology whereby the wiring system is 14% thinner than Blade 4.
It boosts your chances of throwing and scoring since the darts will easily embed on the board.
The dual technology causes the outer core to compress, and few darts will miss the bullseye, and this increases your score.
The dynamic sector wire is 20% thinner, while the radial wire is 10% thinner than Blade 4. It means there’s extra space for the doubles by 9mm, and the trebles increase by 6mm.
A thinner blade wire increases the scoring area, and hence, the dart points will glide past the wire effortlessly into the scoring bed.
Further, there is a 30% reduction in the blade angle, and this reduces the bounce-outs and improves the dart deflection.
The Winmau comes across as a perfectly balanced dartboard since it has a unique design that infuses penetration and durability.
The outside consists of soft bristle material that boosts the penetration of the darts.
In addition, high compression at the inner core increases resistance below the surface. Subsequently, this absorbs the excess kinetic energy, which makes the dartboard durable.
It’s worth noting that Winmau Blade 5 dual is built with carbon diffusion technology for the ultra-hard surface, which greatly boosts performance.
Indeed, the bull ring is 20% tougher than that of Blade 4. This, in turn, directs your darts to the scoring area, consequently reducing the bounce rates.
Sisal Base Material
Durability is everything when it comes to dartboards. A well-maintained board will last many years.
Winmau Blade 5 dual-core consists of a super-dense and high visibility sisal base, which makes it durable and strong.
Blade Rota Lock
Blade 5 Dual Core has Rota triple-wheel lock and level system for a secure fit and smooth rotation.
The superior locking mechanism secures the dartboard to the wall. Thus you can make accurate throws since the dartboard stays balanced.
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From our review, the Winmau Blade 5 Dual Core is one of the best dartboards on the market, mostly due to dual technology.
The thinner blade wire of the Winmau Blade 5 dual-core increases your chance of throwing and hitting doubles and trebles.
It’s perfectly balanced as far as compression and penetration are concerned. Consequently, this enhances its durability.
The secure fit ensures the dartboard holds well on the wall.
The Winmau Blade is reasonably priced, and this makes it a budget option for a beginner.
The only shortcoming is that you’ll need to buy the darts separately since they’re not included in the set. However, darts are a must-have in the game of dartboards.
Lastly, you’ll play with confidence since the British Darts Organization body endorses the Winmau Blade 5 Dual Core for a competitive league.
If you are not a big fan of old school bristle dartboards, I recommend you check our guide on electronic dartboards.