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HOW TO HANG A DARTBOARD

Everything you need to know about dartboard height, dartboard distance, mounting instructions, and more.

Learn how to hang your dartboard, including regulation height, dartboard 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 electronic and steel tip dartboards.

Luckily, with the right instructions, properly mounting your dartboard and measuring throwing darts distance is quick and easy. Follow the simple guide below and you'll have your dartboard set up to play dart games like 01 and Cricket in no time. 

Official Dartboard Measurements

Steel Tip Dartboard and Throwline Measurements
Soft Tip Dartboard and Throwline Measurements

Dartboard Height

Regulation dartboard 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 steel tip dartboards.

We recommend measuring and mounting the dartboard first before measuring throw line distance.

Dartboard Distance for Throw Line - Horizontal

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.

Dartboard Distance for Throw Line - Diagonal

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. 

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How to Mount a Dartboard

Using a Standard U-Shaped Metal Bracket

Below are instructions for the Viper Wall Mounting Hanger Kit. You can apply these instructions to any sisal dartboard with a u-shaped metal bracket. U-shaped brackets come standard with most sisal dartboards. 

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.

Step-by-Step Hanging Instructions

1

Begin by marking off the proper height from the floor on your wall (5’8” or 1.73m). The bottom of the u-shaped channel should be at this height.

2

Apply the metal Mounting Feet to the back of your dartboard, using the Stabilizer Screws. If your dartboard came with round plastic Spacers instead, use a hammer to nail each one into the back of your dartboard. Make sure they're spaced evenly, making a triangular shape.

3

Drive the Dartboard Center Screw into the pre-drilled hole, leaving space to hang the dartboard onto the Mounting Bracket. See our additional tips below for proper screw depth.

4

Use the two Bracket Mounting Screws to install the Mounting Bracket to your wall, using wall anchors if not positioned over a stud.

5

Place the dartboard onto the Mounting Bracket and check for tightness against the wall. If the dartboard is wobbling, remove and tighten or loosen the Dartboard Mounting Screw as needed.

Additional Tips

Getting the dartboard's center screw height adjusted to the proper depth can be a little tricky. Below is a depth guide illustration to help you understand how much of the screw should be left sticking out of the back of the dartboard.

If the screw is tightened too far into the dartboard (first illustration), there won't be enough left of it to hook onto the bracket. If the screw isn't screwed into the board enough (second illustration), it will hook onto the bracket but will be off balance and wobbly. It might take a few tries to lower or raise the center screw until the dartboard no longer wobbles.

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