Knowing the weight of a dartboard is important when decided where and how to hang it. In this article, I’ll take you through the average weight of different types of dartboards with plenty of examples so you know where to go from here.
The Quick Answer
Bristle dartboards usually weigh approximately 11 pounds (5.0 kg) and electronic dartboards weigh around 5 pounds (2.25 kg). Dartboards with cabinets weigh roughly 25 pounds (11.3 kg), whereas dartboards with basic surrounds are much lighter and weight roughly 13 pounds (5.9 kg).
Dartboard Weight Examples
There are many different types of dartboard, so I’ve split the examples up into the following categories:
- Bristle dartboards-only
- Bristle dartboards with surrounds
- Bristle dartboards with cabinets
- Electronic dartboards
Bristle (Sisal) Boards Only
Bristle dartboards weigh between 6-13 pounds (2.7-5.9 kg) with the average board weighing approximately 11 pounds (5 kg). Here is a table showing different examples of dartboards and their weight.
|Dartboard Only||Weight (Imperial)||Weight (Metric)|
|Harrows Pro Matchplay||6.62 lbs||3 kg|
|Winmau Blade 5 Dual Core||10.54 lbs||4.78 kg|
|Target Darts World Champions||10.69 lbs||4.85 kg|
|Bulls Advantage 5.01||11.25 lbs||5.1 kg|
|One80 Gladiator||11.25 lbs||5.1 kg|
|5Winmau Pro SFB||11.69 lbs||5.3 kg|
|Winmau Blade 6||12.24 lbs||5.55 kg|
|Unicorn Eclipse Pro 2||12.35 lbs||5.6 kg|
|Viper by GLD||13.01 lbs||5.9 kg|
Bristle Dartboard with Surround
Bristle dartboards that come with a basic surround weigh between 12-19 pounds (5.4-8.6 kg) with the average board and surround weighing approximately 13 pounds (5.9 kg). Here is a table showing different examples of dartboards with surrounds and their weight.
|Dartboard with Surround||Weight (Imperial)||Weight (Metric)|
|Mission Darts SU082 with Surround||11.03 lbs||5 kg|
|Unicorn Striker and Surround||12.66 lbs||5.74 kg|
|Winmau MvG with Surround||13.78 lbs||6.25 kg|
|CUESOUL Shooter with Surround||18.94 lbs||8.59 kg|
Bristle Dartboard with Cabinet
Bristle dartboards that come with a cabinet weigh between 20-35 pounds (9.1-15.9 kg) with the average board and surround weighing approximately 25 pounds (11.3 kg). Here is a table showing different examples of dartboards with cabinets and their weight.
|Dartboard with Cabinet||Weight (Imperial)||Weight (Metric)|
|Target World Champions with Cabinet||20.86 lbs||9.46 kg|
|Unicorn Complete Set||23.11 lbs||10.48 kg|
|Winmau Professional with Cabinet||24.26 lbs||11 kg|
|One80 Dartboard with Cabinet||25.75 lbs||11.68 kg|
|Barrington Billiards Dartboard with Cabinet||35.94 lbs||16.3 kg|
Dartboard surrounds usually weigh between 2-5 pounds (0.9-2.3 kg) with the average surround weighing approximately 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg). Here is a table showing different examples of dartboard surrounds and their weight.
|Dartboard Surround||Weight (Imperial)||Weight (Metric)|
|Unicorn Striker Surround||1.90 lbs||0.86 kg|
|Winmau Printed Surround||3.59 lbs||1.63 kg|
|Red Dragon Surround||3.79 lbs||1.72 kg|
|Target Darts Pro Tour Surround||4.50 lbs||2.04 kg|
|Unicorn Professional Surround||4.59 lbs||2.08 kg|
Dartboard cabinets usually weigh between 6-15 pounds (2.7-6.8 kg) with the average cabinet weighing approximately 12 pounds (5.4 kg). Here is a table showing different examples of dartboard cabinets and their weight.
|Dartboard Cabinet||Weight (Imperial)||Weight (Metric)|
|Bulls Darts Deluxe Cabinet||6.62 lbs||3 kg|
|Unicorn Teknik Cabinet||6.62 lbs||3 kg|
|Winmau Plain Cabinet||11.91 lbs||5.4 kg|
|Viper Metropolitan||12.00 lbs||5.44 kg|
|Mission Darts CAB010||13.80 lbs||6.26 kg|
|Viper Vault Deluxe||15.44 lbs||7 kg|
Electronic dartboards without a cabinet weight roughly 2-5 pounds (0.9-2.3 kg) on average and boards which include a cabinet usually weight between 10-20 pounds (4.5-9 kg). Here is a table showing different examples of electronic dartboards and their weight.
|Dartboard||Type||Weight (Imperial)||Weight (Metric)|
|Unicorn Electronic||Board only||2.21 lbs||1 kg|
|Viper Showdown||Board only||3.97 lbs||1.8 kg|
|Viper Orion||Board only||5.01 lbs||2.27 kg|
|OneConcept Masterdater||Board and cabinet||11.69 lbs||5.3 kg|
|KUYUC Electronic Dartboard||Board and cabinet||22.05 lbs||10 kg|
Other Types of Dartboard
- Paper dartboards typically weigh between 1-2 pounds (0.45-0.9 kg)
- Magnetic dartboards usually weigh between 3-4.5 pounds (1.3-2 kg)
- Rubber dartboards weigh roughly 2-3 pounds (0.9-1.4 kg)
Why Do Dartboards Weigh Different Amounts
The type of dartboard influences how much it weighs. Traditional bristle dartboards weight more than plastic electronic dartboards as the bristle style boards usually have a more-heavy duty frame.
Bristle dartboards usually weigh a similar amount when you don’t include the surround or cabinet, however more premium boards usually have slightly better rings and frames which mean they typically weigh a couple of pounds more.
The presence of a cabinet usually is responsible for adding the most weight as they can weigh 10-15 pounds on their own if you’re looking at something more heavy-duty, and they can weigh substantially more if you’re going for a luxury cabinet. Surrounds are a far better option compared to cabinets if you want to shave some weight, but they don’t give you a place to store your darts.
When it comes to electronic dartboards, the weight is usually dictated by the surround or cabinet. More expensive boards with larger and more well-built cabinets will typically weigh at least twice as much as entry-level electronic boards which don’t have a surround and have a section on the bottom which is used for the scoring.
Hanging a Dartboard
Dartboards are reasonably heavy, especially if they are housed in a cabinet so the safest option to hang one on the wall is by using a mounting kit. This involves screwing a bracket into the wall that the board can be hung on. However, some people aren’t a fan of putting screws in the wall so there is another alternative….
Can you hang a dartboard using command strips?
Large command strips have a weight capacity of 12 pounds and some dartboards which is a similar weight as most dartboards so you can use them to hang up the board. Make sure you check the weight of your dartboard does not exceed the weight capacity of your command strips before installing them.
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