HOW TO HANG A DARTBOARD
Learn how to hang your dartboard, including regulation height, throw line distance, and mounting instructions.
Proper dartboard setup can be a little tricky if you've never done it before. Not only do you need to know the correct dart board height, you also need to know the throw line distance from the dartboard, which can be measured either horizontally or diagonally and is different for soft and steel tip boards.
Luckily, with the right instructions, properly mounting your dartboard is quick and easy. Follow the simple guide below and you'll have your dartboard set up in no time.
Official Dartboard Measurements
Regulation height from the floor to the center of the bullseye is 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters). This measurement is recognized internationally and remains the same for both electronic and bristle boards.
We recommend measuring and mounting the dartboard first before measuring throw line distance.
Horizontal Throw Line Distance
Horizontal distance from the face of the dartboard to the front of the throwline differs between steel tip and soft tip dartboards.
Steel tip dartboards: Horizontal distance is 7 feet 9 ¼ inches (2.37 meters).
Soft tip dartboards: Horizontal distance is 8 feet (2.44 meters).
It's important to measure from the face of the dartboard, not from the wall. You can measure the depth of your dartboard and then add that measurement on to the horizontal distance from the wall. You can also drop a string from the face of the dartboard to the floor and measure from that point. Either way, you will achieve the same result.
Diagonal Throw Line Distance
Another way to determine throw line distance is to measure diagonally. Distance differs between type of dartboard.
Steel tip dartboards: Diagonal distance is 9 feet 7 ⅜ inches (2.93 meters).
Soft tip dartboards: Diagonal distance is 9 feet 9 ½ inches (2.98 meters).
For this one, you'll want someone to hold a tape measure at the bullseye so you can measure diagonally to the front of where the throw line should be. For an easier way to measure, or if you don't have someone to lend a hand, you can use the Pro Line measuring tape, which allows you to use a dart to hold the measuring tape in place.
Dartboard Setup: How to Mount a Dartboard
Using a U-Shaped Metal Bracket
Below are instructions for the Viper Wall Mounting Hanger Kit. You can apply these instructions to any u-shaped metal bracket.
We recommend mounting your dartboard directly onto a stud for maximum support. If you're mounting your dartboard in drywall, use heavy duty anchors to support the weight of the board.
Before you start, make sure you have all the tools necessary. You will need a drill or screwdriver, a pencil, and a tape measure.